Books, General

Bout of Books 18: Day 6

bob-expert06It’s the weekend: yey! I have the weekend off: yey! It’s the penultimate day of Bout of Books 18: booo! After all the overtime I have done this week, and know I have lined up for the rest of the month, I am quite tired. So, to combat that, Emma and I have devised a day that has maximum productivity for minimum effort. That sounds about right for the first Saturday of 2017, right?!

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Books, General

Bout of Books 18: Day 4

bob-expert06I am in denial that this is the half way point and I am going to pretend that it’s just going to go on forever, OK? Good! I have a normal shift slot, length, everything today, no overtime or crazy starts or finishes, which makes a weirdly nice change. It’s the local pub’s quiz of the year tonight, and I will actually have an evening to do things. I am hoping the earlier start also means more reading time of course too!

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Books, General

Bout of Books 17: Day 6

bout of booksYesterday was an unmitigated disaster of a Bout of Books day, so I am determined to make the most of the penultimate day of Bout of Books 17, Yes, you did read that correctly, the PENULTIMATE day! It’s scary how fast this week has gone. I’m hoping to make some serious progress after my early(ish) night yesterday!  Continue reading “Bout of Books 17: Day 6”

Books, General, The 140 Character Review

The 140 character book review – Catch-up


I have read so many books in recent times, that I have decided to split the reviews over two posts. Partly because I can only cope with posts being so long, partly so readers can actually search for the review of the book they want if they actually feel like it (please, feel like it!!) and also because I can see my blog post number rise (I know, how sad). Continue reading “The 140 character book review – Catch-up”

Books, General, The 140 Character Review

The 140 character book review – An Introduction

A few weeks ago I read an article that summarised the Disney Pixar movies in 140 characters, or a tweet for those who are technologically unchallenged. (You can find the article here.) This made me think, why not do something similar yourself?! I have been reading a lot more over the past few months, and decided a while back that I wanted to review the books I read in some way to practice writing and to collect my thoughts so I actually had, and retained, an opinion on what I had finished. Continue reading “The 140 character book review – An Introduction”

General, Travel

If today was was a GCSE result, it would have got an A

Do you ever wake up in the morning and think ‘Today is going to be a good day?’ No, me neither, usually.

That said, this morning I woke up, and just felt happy, excited, productive, which is a bit new for me. I think I might be a morning person (my Mum would vehemently disagree considering how late I sometimes, and prefer to, rise) which is good to learn, even if I have wasted many a morning in bed.

Vietnamese Visa
Vietnamese Visa

My Vietnamese visa arrived this morning, which was a great wake to mark the 4 weeks today until I fly to Thailand marker. I am ridiculously excited. Ever since that little countdown clock on the side of my blog changed from months to days it has seemed extra real. Seeing the visa in my passport was an extra thing that made my mood soar this morning! (I have put a pic up, the weird angle is just to hide any actual details of either my passport/visa for security reasons.)

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