Happy Easter/ Buona Pasqua!

Hey Everyone! Hope you are all having a super start to Spring! Even though we woke up to drizzle today we have been making the most of the sunshine peaking through the clouds, both at work and in our gardens, over the last few days. It's hopefully giving us a taste of a good old British Summer to come, which we haven't experienced in a long time and cannot wait for.

Book Review: The Sister Swap by Fiona Collins.


Release Date: 1st June 2018
Publisher: HQ Digital
Twitter: @fionajanebooks

With a busy work schedule, I don't get as much time to read as I used to, which means when I do pick up a book lately, I want it to transport me to another place and take my mind off the real world for a while. You know that feeling of just sinking into your pillow in utter relaxation mode? Well, that's exactly what I got this past week while reading this new delight from Fiona Collins. 

Book Review: The Seven Sisters Series by Lucinda Riley.

The Seven Sisters Series by Lucinda Riley! 

Today's book review is coming to you from the mouths of our Mum and sister Jen. Why? Because after months of hearing them talk nonstop about Lucinda Riley, I felt like I had to share their thoughts. I am yet to read the books, but I have promised I will do soon - I'm certain I won't hear the end of it until I do! 

Everyone should do this...

In our line of work it is mandatory that we go on first aid courses. We learnt all about recovery positions and R.I.C.E back in college and completed exams online in America to refresh our knowledge. Having been a little out of the childcare loop for the past few years here in the UK, we were certainly due some training. So, the past two Wednesday's we finished work at five and headed straight to a three hour session with Manchester First Aid Training.

Book Review: The Ton's Most Notorious Rake by Sarah Mallory.


Release Date: 22nd February 2018
Publisher: Mills and Boon Historical
Twitter:  @sarahmromance

May I just say that I read this whole book on my kindle and didn't see the cover till the end, and what a cover it is! He's a bit dreamy don't you think? Am I right or am I right? Plus, he fits perfectly in my mind for Beau Russington. Beau is very much a heartthrob in 'The Ton's Most Notorious Rake,' and I really enjoyed his presence in this story...

Take me back to...

Do you ever find yourself day dreaming about another time, another era? We often do. We've grown up listening to the classics like Motown and driving around in car's from the 1950's and 60's. We've read books that transport us to historical times and times when the world was vastly different. Occasionally we find ourselves thinking about what it would be like to experience going back in time. And today we thought we'd share which era we would wish to go.

Book Review: Jack Kerouac recommendations.

Jack Kerouac Collection.

In this weeks upcoming post Kelly and I will be talking a little bit about era's gone by and how, for me especially, we feel a connection to certain times and wish we could go back and experience them. 

Book Review: The Wedding That Changed Everything by Jennifer Joyce.

Release Date: 7th February 2018
Publisher: HQ Digital 
Twitter: @writer_jenn

Getting into bed after a long day. That first sip of coffee in the morning. Hot water bottles at the end of the bed. Feeling satisfied and full after a delicious meal. These are all wonderful feelings of contentment and happiness. Moments when all is right with the world. I think that reading a book by one of my favourite authors fits perfectly into this category too. It just makes me say "ahhh," and relax.

Dolce Vita Bloggers: Inspirational Women.

This month's Dolce Vita Bloggers topic is Inspirational Women. Fortunately for us, we don't have to look very far to find them. There are numerous strong and incredible Italian women in our family, who we think about and look upto daily. There are also women we have come across through the powers of social media, who motivate us to go after our goals each day. Let's chat; Women who run the world...

Book review: The Best Little Christmas Shop by Maxine Morrey.

Release Date: 3rd November 2017
Publisher: HQ Digital
Twitter: @Scribbler_Maxi

I feel like today's book recommendation comes at just the right time. In this current winter wonderland snowy bliss that we find ourselves in, what could be more perfect than curling up in your favourite Pyjama's with a giant mug of tea or coffee and a festive, romantic, feel good read on your lap?