Happy Families by Julie Ma
Mar26

Happy Families by Julie Ma

I’d seen a bit of a buzz about Happy Families by Julie Ma recently, so I picked up a copy from Sainsbury’s. This debut novel was only published on 18th February this year and picked up Richard and Judy’s Search for a Bestseller 2020 prize. Happy Families is the story of three generations of a Chinese family living in a small town in Wales. The majority of the story is told by 34-year-old Amy, the daughter. There are...

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Home improvements – if money were no object… #ad
Mar23

Home improvements – if money were no object… #ad

This post contains a sponsored link #ad Every spring, we do some sort of home improvements. We moved into our house in 2014 and it needed a lot of work. We replaced the upstairs bathroom immediately, then the kitchen the following year – which desperately need doing. A year later, we did the downstairs toilet and in 2018, my favourite thing – our ensuite bathroom. It is beautiful now, but before it was so bad that if it...

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Drucebox for teenage boys: Review and giveaway #ad
Mar22

Drucebox for teenage boys: Review and giveaway #ad

#ad Paid collaboration with Drucebox  Drucebox is a new idea for teenage boys aged around 14-17 – a box packed with all the essentials to help them start shaving. As well as a razor, razor blades, flannel and rather cool looking shaving gel and face putty, it also includes lots of advice. Drucebox says: We’re here to make life easier and give you everything you need to start shaving well. Starting shaving can be a slightly...

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Silent Sunday 21.3.21
Mar21

Silent Sunday 21.3.21

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All the Lonely People by Mike Gayle
Mar19

All the Lonely People by Mike Gayle

All the Lonely People is the latest novel by Mike Gayle, which recently came out in paperback. I absolutely loved his previous novel, Half a World Away, so I knew I had to read All the Lonely People. All the Lonely People is the story of 84-year-old Hubert. Hubert leads a very active retirement with his friends Dennis, Dotty and Harvey – at least that’s what he tells his daughter Grace when she calls from Australia every...

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