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The Round Up #9

With lockdown meaning we're spending more and more time inside, I'm relishing in taking the time to read more and get stuck into my Netflix watch list. In these round up posts I share what I've been reading, watching and listening to recently.

Vegan Lemon and Blueberry Cake

This lemon and blueberry cake is the perfect addition to a springtime afternoon tea, and it's vegan!

The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary | Book Review

'Tiffy and Leon share a bed. Tiffy and Leon have never met.'

Combating January Blues

On the one hand January seems to have gone rather quickly, on the other hand it's January 83rd and so called blue Monday is upon us. Whether or not the notion of blue Monday is simply just a PR stunt or a pseudoscience, January certainly seems like the bleakest month of the year for me. It drags on, and whilst I'm excited about my upcoming graduation, I'm more than ready for spring to arrive. Because I find January so long and dull, I have a few things I like to do to try and beat the blues. 

The Family Secret by Sheryl Browne* | Book Review

'Claire always wished for a sister. But should you be careful what you wish for...?'

2020 Vision

Happy New Year! And happy new decade - how could I resist a pun title for this post about my goals for 2020?! Potentially controversially, I am not the biggest fan of New Year's Eve. I find it all rather anticlimactic, makes January alone feel about six months long, and seems to evermore encroach on the loveliness of Christmas. I do however, use the fresh start to set myself some loose goals of things I want to do or bear in mind during the year.

Mince Pie Swirls

For me, there's nothing that smells more like Christmas than freshly made mince pies - the perfect addition to a cup of tea or mulled wine during a festive film.

Wishes Under a Starlit Sky by Lucy Knott* | Book Review

I love nothing more than cosying up with a good book, and during the festive season it only gets better; Christmas lights, a mince pie or two, and a festive read make for a perfect cosy afternoon.

The Round Up #8

Hello hello, time for another Sunday catch up where I'll be sharing all things I've been reading, watching and listening to recently.