We miss you.

Some days are better than others. Some days all I want to do is cry and curl up in a ball. And some days I smile re-telling his jokes or anecdotes. There simply isn't a day that goes by where I don't think about my Grandad, not a minute or a second. On Thursday, 1st of February, he would have been 92 years old and so it's a little difficult to not get emotional.

Book review: The Little Perfume Shop off the Champs-Elysees by Rebecca Raisin.

Release Date: 30th March 2018
Publisher: HQ Digital UK
Twitter: @jaxandwillsmum

It feels like forever since I read the second book in this delightful Little Paris Collection series from Rebecca Raisin and it practically was - 2016! This is a gorgeous series, so I couldn't wait to jump back into it, and 'The Little Perfume Shop off the Champs-Elysees definitely didn't disappoint!!

Book Review: Head over Heel by Chris Harrison.

Release Date: 14th July 2016
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Twitter: @harrisonwriter

This past Christmas, my husband, Chris and I decided to get simple little presents for each other. Nothing fancy, as we'd just moved into our new house and both didn't feel like we 'needed' anything else. I took him to Nando's and got him a book and he bought me a new diary and this book. Chris, is now back in America until we can sort out his UK visa and for the past week I have been showing him the book on face-time as I thank him profusely for getting it for me... 

Nanna's Trifle!

This trifle makes us smile. Now, we know you might be thinking 'well, doesn't all food make you two smile?' and while yes, you would be correct, this trifle has that extra dose of smiling dust. Reason being, our Grandad really loved this dish and our Nanna would make it because of this, always saying, "Grandad likes the Trifle." Furthermore, we love that it's Nanna's little concoction and a mix of British and Italian.

Samantha Tonge 'One Summer in Rome' cover reveal!


This was a last minute cover reveal. I got an email from Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources just yesterday and at first I was worried that with work, I wouldn't get chance to organize getting it ready and that it would be a problem because I'd be publishing this post so late. However, when the email came through and I saw the cover for this book, it was a no brainer! I had to help share it. It's perfect...

Book review: Christmas at The Dancing Duck by Daisy James.

Release Date: 23rd October 2017
Publisher: HQ Digital
Twitter: @daisyjamesbooks

Ok, so please forgive me that Christmas has been and gone and I am just getting round to writing a review of this delightful Christmassy read, but I have to say that this book is still one you can pick up today and thoroughly enjoy. And hey, it's fine if it makes you want to start the Christmas countdown a little whole lot early, there's nothing like a little Christmas spirit. 

Style inspiration.

harry styles-fashion-inspiration

One of my goals for 2018 is to be more bold with my fashion choices. Come to think of it, I feel like this has been a goal of mine for the past few years. I love fashion, but be it money, insecurities, or  laziness, I often just keep it simple and throw my visions to the wayside.

Book review: Perfect Match by Zoe May.

Release date: 12th January 2018
Publisher: HQ Digital
Twitter: @zoe_writes

A lot of the time, my TBR pile consists of books that authors have sent me or blog tours I have been invited on. This makes me feel so lucky and grateful, but also means i'm usually prioritising those books over any other books I may just like the look of. There's also the added factor of there being so many cute books out there that there just isn't time to read every single one of them. 

Book review: Love, Life and Dreams by Rebekah Louise.

Release Date: 24th May 2017
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Twitter: @RebekahBe4

I have to admit that at the moment I don't usually stray away from my favourite Authors. Furthermore, in all honesty, lately I have been struggling to find time to sit down and read, so when Rebekah Louise got in touch telling me about her short stories and how they were great for those with limited time, I thought it was the perfect chance for me to delve into a new Author and get a bit of reading in too. 

America in numbers.

When we look back on all the adventures and experiences we had while in America, we do feel very fortunate. We left home at twenty one, made a new group of friends who turned into family and very much grew up and out of our comfort zone when we landed in the US of A. Today we thought we'd take a trip down memory lane in numbers...

Book Review: The Captain's Disgraced Lady by Catherine Tinley.

Release Date: 28th December 2017
Publisher: Mills and Boon
Twitter: @CatherineTinley

In my quest to read all books by the ladies in The Unlaced Ladies book-club, I was so happy to be asked to be a part of the blog tour for this lovely book by Catherine Tinley. I just adore regency/historical/medieval romance and the nine admin ladies in this club just keep spoiling me with them! Aren't I a very lucky girl indeed!?

Book Review: A Warriner to Tempt Her by Virginia Heath.

Release Date: 25th January 2018.
Publisher: Mills and Boon
Twitter: @VirginiaHeath_

After finishing 'A Warriner to Tempt Her,' I have to say that I'm scared, why? Because that means there is only one Warriner brother left to read about, which makes me both excited and sad. What will I do without my Wild Warriners once this series is over?

Dolce Vita Bloggers: Our favourite place in Italy!

"Nooooooo, Mummy we don't want to get in!!" We screamed, again and again. We were stood in our knickers, on the sandy shores of Positano beach and were quite content playing in the sand. We clearly had absolutely no desire whatsoever to get into a little wooden boat that would take us into the crystal clear, electric blue scary, dangerous sea! After sunning ourselves on the beach, frolicking around in our underwear, for a while longer, it was time to head back to our Grandad's apartment in Sorrento. (We think we won the war with the boat and did not step foot in it.) With it's white washed walls, and white marble floors - the apartment was perfect for two four year olds and one two year old to tuck into plates of Nanna and Grandad's delicious spaghetti with tomato sauce, without a care in the world! 

Book Review: United By Their Royal Baby by Therese Beharrie. PLUS Giveaway!


Release Date: 28th December 2018
Publisher: Mills and Boon Cherish
Twitter: @theresebeharrie

Happy New Year Everybody!!! Hope you all had a happy and safe one and are looking forward to 2018! 

I'm kicking off the New Year with Therese Beharrie and the first book in her Royal Duet series. I actually read this book last November, when I had a really good book week before starting a new job. I read it in a day and a half! Therese mentioned that I may have been the very first person to finish it, which I felt quite honoured and proud of. I never take for granted how nerve wracking it must be for authors, sending their little book babies into the world, so it always means a lot when they trust me with them. Thank you Therese!