Bye Bye 2013… and good riddance

It's the last day of December and every blogger is either running up a review of their year or actively avoiding doing so. I guess I'm placing myself in the former camp.2013 has been a year of dizzying highs and severe lows. Over the course of one year I have seen life fall apart in many [...]


Home sweet home?

All my 'important stuff' ready and packed. Including Ring of Power thanks to Aimee's Christmas present!Well, I've just got back home from my little Christmas escape. I can't really say that I'm pleased to be back but oh well!One thing that was lovely was walking in the front door and practically tripping over a pile [...]

Book review – ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Visual Companion ‘ by Jude Fisher

Rating: 3/5 starsPlot:"The second epic instalment of Peter Jackson’s trilogy The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will see The Company of Thorin Oakenshield encounter even greater perils in their quest to claim their long-forgotten gold.After setting out from the safety of Bag End, Bilbo Baggins has journeyed through Middle-earth with his fourteen companions, fighting through [...]


Seriously not the Christmas I was expecting

Just before writing this post, I read the end of the last entry I wrote (the one of the24th as I wrote the one of the 25thbefore leaving home):“I am pleased that I get to spend it with my parents, however, and I know that I am lucky to have them here.”There’s something slightly sickly [...]


Merry Christmas!!

When this blog post goes online it will be Christmas day (in England anyway!) although, due to being somewhere without internet, I wrote this post a while ago. Usually I would send each of my friends an individual message on Christmas day but, as this isn't possible, a blog post will have to be the [...]


‘Twas the Night Before Christmas…

…and my parents, who insist we stay up to see Christmas in are currently asleep on the sofas. I admit that these sofas are beautiful but really! Actually, I’m exhausted right now. It’s been a good fun day but rather tiring. I actually managed to get some arty stuff done today albeit just a few [...]


Book review – ‘Shiver’ by Maggie Stiefvater

Rating: 2/5 starsPlot:"When a local boy is killed by wolves, Grace’s small town becomes a place of fear.But Grace is fascinated by the pack, and finds herself inexplicably drawn to a yellow-eyed wolf.There’s something about him – something almost human. Then she meets the yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away….A chilling love story [...]