With the clocks changing last weekend and the days growing noticeably shorter, it’s always the perfect time of year to settle in and snuggle down. To relieve a little of the pressure we feel during summer. To always be out and about making the most of the sunshine, or cooking dinner alfresco or driving down...Read More
With most of the schools breaking up this week for the summer holidays, many of us are no doubt thinking about jetting off for a short break or family getaway. Whilst we often look forward to a holiday abroad (or at home) so we can bask in some much-needed sunshine, after this week’s warm weather,...Read More
Laying in bed the other night reading my book, I started thinking about how much has changed when it comes to reading, and how we absorb our information today. Once upon a time we read newspapers and checked books out of the library. We relied on textbooks for helping us with our homework before writing...Read More
As we start the new year and attempt to drag ourselves through the cold, winter months we are inundated with self-help, mindfulness and healthy-eating books. For many, the new year does signal a fitting starting point for change, and so naturally, the publishing houses and retailers attempt to make the most of these resolution-ridden months....Read More
It was revealed in a recent study that adults now spend more time glued to their laptops, phones and emails, than reading to their own children at bedtime. Growing up, it was a much-anticipated night time routine that my mum would read me The Secret Seven while my brother would be lost in the adventures...Read More
I took my mum to the theatre last week to see The Railway Children. Penned by E. Nesbit, it’s a wonderfully nostalgic tale that follows the lives of 3 siblings – Bobbie, Phyllis and Peter, who move to the countryside following the sudden departure of their father. It’s later revealed that he’s been wrongly imprisoned...Read More
There is no question that Jane Austen is rooted firmly in our hearts as one of the greatest novelists of all time – not ‘among the greatest living authors’ though you understand – following a somewhat unfortunate slip of the tongue by MP, Andrea Leadsom, as she spoke in Parliament last week following the unveiling...Read More
As we creep into February with the New Year now in full swing, I’ve been interested, not only in the progress of my own, but other people’s 2017 resolutions and whether they’ve been sticking to them as vehemently as they’d hoped. Amidst the healthy eating, drinking more water and daily yoga promises, every year I...Read More
Education is one of the best and most powerful gifts you could ever give or hope to receive. So with that beautiful sentiment in mind, we wanted to list our top five books that we believe any woman would adore. From hard-hitting true stories, to poetic masterpieces our list comprises of some of the sharpest...Read More
There is no doubt that the stories and characters of Jane Austen’s novels still strike a chord amongst women of all ages. Of course, men can enjoy her work too; it’s not exclusive to the female gender and each novel provides a fascinating insight into Regency period England and the intricate social pressures and attitudes...Read More
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