Book Review: The Little Teashop of Broken Hearts by Jennifer Joyce.

Release Date: 8th February 2017.
Publisher: HQ Digital UK
Twitter: @writer_jenn @HQDigitalUK

The last book I read of Jennifer Joyces' had me wanting biscuits, no specific kind, just all the biscuits. Well this time round I'm craving cake, of every different flavour and type, give me carrot cake, lemon sponges, mini cheesecakes, a gateau, I'm not picky, I just need cake. 

A thought on languages.

study, work hard, embrace, countries,

It's no secret how much Kelly and I love all things Italy. With our Mum being Italian and us having grown up around our Italian Grandparents, Italy very much has our hearts. Over the past few weeks we have been immersing ourselves in the Italian language, writing to each other whenever we can, speaking words or little sentences to each other as much as possible, and even watching Italian TV shows with no subtitles; because, I am ashamed to admit it, while we grew around many Italian speaking people, and often had Italian TV playing in the background when spending time with our Grandparents, we are not fluent in the beautiful language.

What I look for in a Book.

Reading is one of my favourite things in the world. Nothing beats curling up with a cup of tea, under a cozy blanket to read a good book. I've read so many books in the past few years, some I adored, some I loved, some I needed and also, some that weren't so great for me.

Book Review: Playing at Love by Lara Ward Cosio.


Release Date: 29th October 2015.
Publisher: Rogue Publications.
Twitter: @laracosio

Musicians, heartthrobs, rock stars, yes please! :) I have to say that I feel as though I went on a rollercoaster with this book. It sucks you in and grabs you at your very core, so much so that when I put it down I would go about my day thinking about the characters as though I needed to get back to them, to see if they were OK and what they were up to.

"I Married a Twin."

We can barely get through a day without getting asked standard Twin questions; Are you Twins? Who's older? Do you always answer at the same time? You get the point. Some people will be apologetic when asking questions because they know we must have heard it a thousand times, but we understand they are just interested. We get it and we can honestly say it doesn't annoy us. We love being Twins and will happily answer questions people have. But what about those that live with us on a daily basis? How does us being Twins affect them? Yep today, we thought we'd change it up a little bit and be the ones asking the questions!

Book review: The Secret to Falling in Love by Victoria Cooke.

Release Date: February 7th 2017
Publisher: HQ Digital
Twitter: @VictoriaCooke10

I was super excited to read this book, as I adored the premise. Can one possibly fall in love in today's day and age without the use of social media, apps and filters? It certainly sounded interesting to me, in addition to the front cover just being way too pretty and cute. This is Victoria Cooke's debut book and it is a rather delightful one at that. I became cozy and content within the first few pages and was hooked by Victoria's writing style. This is something Kelly and I always look for in a book, that 'Ahh' moment when you relax and know you are in good hands.

Birthday Weekend!

This past Saturday we turned twenty-nine years young! :p We just wanted to take a second to say thank you so very much to all of you who left messages, comments and tweets to wish us a Happy Birthday, you truly made our day. It's Sunday night now, as we are writing this post, and we feel full of love and happiness. Our birthday was rather lovely and we simply feel so grateful for all the amazing people in our lives who make us feel so special. We are still grinning from ear to ear. :)

You are not a number!

When doing my usual social media work the other day something occurred to me. Something that I feel needs to be said.

Book Review: Where is Emma Butler's Life Plan? By Julia Wilmot.

Release Date: 16th December 2015.
Twitter: julia_wilmot.

When Julia Wilmot got in touch with us about her book "Where is Emma Butler's life plan?" I couldn't resist it. I found it quite funny that a book about divine intervention and guardian angels was being sent to me just as myself and my husband have been learning more about Buddhism and enlightenment and talking about life paths and meditation. I feel as though it came just at the right time, as I don't think I would have grasped it as well had I read it before all of that.

Our Favourite Daddy/Daughter trips!

Today is our Dad's 61st Birthday! We couldn't let it pass by without writing something about our wonderful, incredible, amazing, so lucky he's ours, Dad. When thinking about what exactly we could write about this year, this idea made us smile the most! We have been on many a Daddy/Daughter trip in the last 29 years, so here's a little trip down memory lane to a few of our favourites!

Book Review: Rome is Where the Heart is by Tilly Tennant.

Release Date: 9th March 2017.
Publisher: Bookouture.
Twitter: @tillytennant @bookouture

I couldn't resist downloading this book from Netgalley, as quite simply, Italy is where my heart is right now, so the title to Tilly Tennant's new book spoke to me. While I have been to Italy three times, I've never been to Rome, but it's definitely on my 'Places to Visit' list. I couldn't wait to read all about it. 

A bite of Sunshine.

When walking around the grocery store the other day I had the sudden urge to want to buy something I never usually buy and learn how to cook it. Do you ever do that? I felt like it had been a while since I just picked something up and experimented. As you know, Kelly and I love food, but there are tons of recipes and lots of delicious meals that I see on Pinterest or order at a restaurant, that I have yet to try out at home. So, my produce of choice on that fine day to experiment with... Plantains.

Why I Fell in Love with my Husband.

So Valentine's Day is nearly here. Another year, another cute card and Valentines Gift and then what? Back to normal? Normal? Wait, what's considered normal in a relationship nowadays? Should we be doe eyed and lovey dovey every day or is that stuff just too much effort?

Book Review: If the Dress Fits by Daisy James.

Release Date: 12th May 2016.
Publisher: HQ Digital UK.
Twitter: @daisyjamesbooks @HQDigitalUK

Celebrity weddings, sexy rockstars, gorgeous gowns, quaint villages, delicious cupcakes...need I go on? This book has it all and more.

Inexpensive Date Night Ideas.

With Valentines Day just around the corner we have been thinking of some fun things to do with our Husbands, that won't break the bank. As much as big romantic gestures can be nice, it can be just as lovely doing small things with maximum effort. Changing up you and your spouses routine for the night doesn't have to cost a whole lot, but it can make things fun and exciting. Moreover, doing things that you keep saying you're going to make time for, like that new board game that's been sat on your shelf since Christmas, can switch things up a bit and create new traditions. These are just little things that go a long way and you don't have to worry about expensive meals or emptying your pockets for a fancy, elaborate date.

Book Review: Better in the Morning by Fern Ronay.

Release Date: 11th April 2016
Publisher: Red Adept Publishing.
Twitter: @FernRonay

I received this book from Red Adept publishing in exchange for a review, of which I am super excited to write. Let me tell you a bit about the story before I leap into everything I have to say about it.

Nothing but love!

Over the past few weeks there has been a lot going on in the world that I feel has been a mix of happiness, sadness, inspiration, confusion, togetherness and feelings of loneliness. I felt the urge to want to put something good out there, but I was really struggling with how to write a post about it without me getting angry or without it sounding somewhat negative.

A Salute to those who do the Jobs I couldn't.

As much as I love to think about all of the ways in which we humans are alike and therefore should be kinder to one another and get along, I also have my moments when I think about our differences and how each of us are so unique. Whilst a lot of us may laugh at the same jokes and love the same movies, not all of us have the same talent for art, sport, academics and so on. These thoughts often lead me to think about the jobs people do that amaze me, the jobs I know I couldn't do myself. I decided to write them down and share them with you today, in addition to saying Thank you to these people, because if there weren't people like them, the world would be a very different place.

Book Review: We were on a Break by Lindsey Kelk.

Release Date: 6th October 2016.
Publisher: Harper Collins
Twitter: @LindseyKelk

It's Lindsey Kelk...that is all.
Ooh sorry, did you want to know what the book is about?!!! Well, OK, but really need I say more? When you see the name Lindsey Kelk, you should simply pick the book up, purchase it and disappear into book world and never look back.

Love, cake!!

This past weekend our Nanna turned eighty-six years young and today our Grandad is ninety-one, or "only ninety-one", as he would say. We have to admit that we have been a touch emotional over the past few days with not being able to actually cuddle and kiss them and spend the day celebrating with all our family. However, we were super grateful for early morning Skype calls where we got to wish them a very Happy Birthday. For those of you who are regular readers of our little blog, you will know that our Grandparents are our everything, and for those of you visiting for the first time, hello, welcome and be prepared for those soppy family posts, in which we tell you just how much we love them, like todays post! Yay! :p