Productivity and a Change of Scenery

I haven’t felt this productive in such a long time and it feels good. I was stuck in a cycle of wanting to be productive but putting things off as other things got in the way.When I finished my MA (in December 2013), I intended on starting a blog, writing a novel, getting more poetry...

The Museum of Extraordinary Things – Alice Hoffman: Book Review

I picked this book up on a whim when I was browsing in Waterstones. I judged a book by it’s cover, it intrigued me and when I read the synopsis I knew I had to have it. ‘A tale of star-crossed lovers set against a creepy, gothic backdrop of freak shows, murder and mystery.’ Independent‘Entrancing…Hoffman has...

Bag Haul from Grindstore: Backpacks and Chronic Life

A few weeks ago Grindstore had a 10% off Back to School sale and I had to take advantage. Many of you know that I spent three weeks in hospital recently and during my treatment my Occupational Therapist suggested I use a backpack. I alternate between two crutches and a wheelchair due to my disability and...

10 Book Challenge

The marvellous Maggie of The Secret Life of Maggie May asked me to take part in the 10 Book Challenge. As a huge bookworm, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. How does it work? It’s simple; you are asked to name 10 books you have read in your life which have stayed with you the most....

Goin’ to the Chapel: We Attended a Wedding

Bank Holiday weekend was busy. We attended a wedding on Saturday and my friend, Natalie’s birthday party on Sunday.The wedding was my boyfriend’s cousin, Louise and her now husband Steve. They’ve been together 30 years and married on Louise’s Mum’s 70th Birthday, so it was a double celebration.The wedding took place in a little village...

Rehab Fam: Amazing Friends from RNOH

So many people have asked me how I got on during my three week stay in RNOH Stanmore for Pain Management and are surprised by my answer of ‘amazing’ or ‘I bloody loved it.’It’s the truth, other than learning about my condition and ways to manage it, I made some incredible friends. Every night when...

Top 10 August Favourites

I thought I’d add a few random favourites to my monthly faves this month, so lets do this.Nars Velvet Lip Liner – El Agua | £18 | Link |A dusty lavender rose, creamy, pigmented, incredibly opaque and long-wearing lip liner, I can’t rave about this enough. I’ve had it for quite a while but been...

Sarah in Wonderland had a Makeover: Blog redesign

Do you notice anything different?My darling little blog has undergone a huge transformation and I absolutely love it. Let me first of all thank the absolutely amazing Serena at Pretty Wild Things for all her hard work and putting my crazily long emails into action, she deserves a medal for handling my control-freak ways. I...

The Miniaturist – Jessie Burton: Book Review

The Miniaturist is Jessie Burton’s debut novel; it is a international bestseller and has been published in over thirty languages. ‘Haunting, magical and full of surprises.’ S.J. Watson ‘Fabulously gripping.’ Observer ‘Powerful and richly imagined.’ Sunday Times After reading reviews online, I decided to purchase The Miniaturist and see if it lived up to the...