The Netherlands

Although I am visiting the Netherlands for a very specific reason I am also really excited that I am visiting a new country, somewhere that I have never been but that I have wanted to go. It's a shame that I won't get to look around more but there's always time!My mother visited the Netherlands [...]


I am speaking to you from the past…

So, hopefully, when this blog post, well, posts I will be on the bus to Amsterdam. I say hopefully because I don't trust my blog to work properly, not because I want to be on the bus. My previous experience with Megabus has not been good and, as I type, about a week ago, I [...]

I didn’t want to sleep tonight anyway.

I'm going to the Netherlands today. I didn't plan on saying this because I planned on being in bed. I planned on posting a blog talking about how I was setting off tomorrow but the fact is that it's now after midnight and therefore I cannot do that.So, I mentioned that it's after midnight but [...]


Four days to go!!!!

Please, don't expect anything remotely coherent from this post. I'm getting really excited. The problem is, when I'm excited I need some way to channel that excitement and I've done everything. For those of you who are a little confused about what I'm going on about: On Tuesday I will be on my way to the [...]

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Book Review – ‘Snow Flower and the Secret Fan’ by Lisa See

Rating: 5/5 stars (and then some!)Plot:"Lily is haunted by memories-of who she once was, and of a person, long gone, who defined her existence. She has nothing but time now, as she recounts the tale of Snow Flower, and asks the gods for forgiveness.In nineteenth-century China, when wives and daughters were foot-bound and lived in [...]


Book Review – ‘Freeglader’ by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell

Rating: 4/5 starsPlot:"Fleeing from the ruins of New Undertown, Rook Barkwater and his colleagues — the librarian knights, Felix Lodd and his banderbear friends — must lead the escaping population to a new life in the Free Glades. But perils aplenty are ahead for the crowd — not to mention some goblins with plans of [...]


Introducing Aimee

At Aimee's Grandparents' anniversary partyAimee is someone who has got a fair few mentions in this blog so far, and will get a lot more mentions over the next few days/weeks, so I thought it only right that she get a bit of an introduction for those of you who don't know her.Aimee is, in [...]