My Latest Reads #1

I mentioned in my May Roundup blog post that I’d managed to breeze through two books whilst I was on holiday. Is there anything better than sitting in the sun with the sound of waves and a good book? That question was rhetorical; of course there isn’t! I received The Book of Memory from NetGalley…

My Month: May

I’m hard-pressed to think of a month that has flown by as quickly as this one. It’s been packed with sunshine and family and a lot of good food, as well as a week in beautiful Turkey. Here are my highlights: Food: Something’s changed. Perhaps it’s the binge-watching of programmes like Great British Menu and Masterchef,…

Watching Omid Djalili at Komedia

For Valentine’s Day, I bought Alex and I tickets to watch Omid Djalili at Komedia in Bath. Arriving early with our friends to avoid the lengthy queue and to be able to choose our seats, I was looking forward to seeing what Komedia was really like. It’s one of those places I’ve gone past practically…

Restaurant Review: Madrid Tapas, Bath

For Alex’s birthday last year, I took him to Madrid Tapas after so many people had told us how great it was. Since then, we’ve recommended it to everyone we can and decided to go back a few weeks ago. Just off Queen’s Square in the centre of Bath, the restaurant isn’t big but the…

Seal at Bristol Zoo

Goodbye March, hello April

March has been a funny old month. The end of February and beginning of March is probably the most difficult time I’ve had, and I’m still trying to find a way to carry on after losing someone so close to me. Weirdly, it’s also the most inspired I’ve felt in ages, probably because writing has always…

April 2016 New Book Releases

One of my goals for this year was to try and read at least two books each month, and so far I’ve managed to stick to this. As I mentioned in my round-up, most of these have been non-fiction and business related, and I’m finding it so interesting, probably because they’re unlike what I’d normally…

How to be financially fit

At the beginning of the year, I wrote a post about my plans for 2016. Whilst I didn’t talk specifically about money, a lot of the things I want to achieve wouldn’t be possible without making sure I was financially able, such as travelling to new places, and forever funding my book-buying habit (I can…