July 15th: A popular day in books

Today is my parent’s wedding anniversary. They’ve been married 27 years, and neither of them has committed any serious crimes against the other. Believe me, it’s a big achievement.

While my parents celebrate, July 15th is also a pretty popular date for fiction. Maybe it’s because it’s almost right in the centre of the year (it’s the 196th day of the year, and there are 169 days until the New Year) but it’s come up in two books I’ve read so far.

Continue reading


Who you should really follow on Snapchat

Like almost everyone my age, I’m a little addicted to the old Snapchat. I’ve recently created an account specifically for the blog, and I love connecting with fellow bloggers (or, you know, just anyone really).


I’ve seen a lot of posts about regarding who you should follow on Snapchat and I’ll be very honest, it does not reflect the author’s best work. There’s quite a few glaring omissions, and I think the time has come to address these.

Snapchat – who to REALLY follow. These names come in no particular order, of course.

Continue reading

Essential Christmas Viewing #2

Years and years ago, when this blog was but a mere baby, I put together a list of my favourite Christmas films. Time for an update, don’t you think?

The Advent calendars have been well and truly ransacked, and almost we’ve started to move on to cracking open a selection box. Take a look at these festive flicks to sit by the fire in front of this year.

Continue reading