Friday, 30 January 2015

If I Stay - my new favourite book

Not since Bernhard Schlink's 'The Reader' and Blake Nelson's 'Girl' have I felt such passion and emotion as I do for Gayle Forman's 'If I Stay'; not bad for a book I picked up on a whim in Asda last week, so I'm incredibly excited to find out there is a sequel 'Where She Went', which of course I have just ordered.
I have also discovered the novel was made into a film which was released last summer but is out on DVD in the U.K next Monday (also on order!)
So, if you love music and a little intense romance and you are prepared to shed a few tears, then this is your next novel - enjoy.
X


Wednesday, 14 January 2015

"After Little Farm Place"

Well, here we are already into the second week of 2015. I do hope you all had a wonderful festive period and despite the current snow, wind and rain are looking forward to Spring. To help motive myself I've been happily gushing over the above painting by Cornwall based artist Sophie Harding - 'After Little Farm Place' - a sweet canvas that taps right into my imagination, and boy, it's working overtime!
Enjoy your day!
X

Fizz Time

It's been a slightly testing evening, so now the kids are calming down (and me!) I think I'll settle down to a little glass of fi...