How to find a good book


I recently saw a library covering up books in brown paper and selling them, so that you can’t judge it on its cover. I really love this idea! Especially when it involves nestling up by the window with a cup of hot tea!



Here are some book recommendations from yours truly, however I encourage you to try reading one that you may not usually go for, it might just surprise you!

  • Try reading a book about a movie you’ve seen – there’s often lots that doesn’t hit the big screen due to time constraints etc. I often find I actually enjoy the book more so than the movie!
  • Try a book that will teach you something new about the world you live in!
  • Adult colouring book… need I say more?
  • Pick a different genre each month.
  • Join a book club.
  • Pick something new, like a baking book or book about gardening and learn a new skill!
  • Check in with WHSmith’s top book charts.
  • Ask your mum, dad, sister, brother, best friend, grandparent, neighbour – what their favourite book is!
  • Finally, if you’re feeling brave – simply walk in to a book store – find a book that takes your fancy by cover and title (yes, judge it by the cover) – NEVER look at the back – buy it – read it – be surprised!


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Modern love quotes

“To me, you are perfect.” – Love Actually


“You had me at hello.” – Jerry Maguire


“Some love stories aren’t epic novels. Some are short stories, but that doesn’t make them any less filled with love.” – Sex and the City


“I wanted it to be you. I wanted it to be you so badly.” – You’ve Got Mail


“I want all of you, forever, you and me, every day.” – The Notebook 


“I like you very much. Just as you are.” – Bridget Jones’s Diary


“All you need is love.” – The Beatles


“I think I’d miss you even if we never met.” – The Wedding Date


“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because the reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Dr. Seuss


“I love her, and that’s the beginning and end of everything.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald ​​


“If you find someone you love in your life, then hang on to that love.” – Princess Diana


“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.” – Winnie the Pooh


“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” – Audrey Hepburn


“A simple “I love you” means more than money.” – Frank Sinatra


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How to pick the perfect blazer

Blazers add a whole new dimension to an outfit and can easily take your outfit from your morning coffee run to the cafe to your evening restaurant date.

My top tips to ensure your blazer is well-fitted:

  1. Firstly, do you like it or are you buying it ‘just to buy a blazer’
  2. Make sure the colours are that which you wear often – I would suggest in a neutral colour (see my previous blog post on neutrals)
  3. Now, look at the lining, the buttons… take it all in
  4. Is there a spare button?
  5. Check for snags or rips (even in the best shops, there can still be little abnormalities)
  6. Now, try it on over your top that you have on
  7. Make sure it is not stretched across the back
  8. Stretch out your arms in front of you, the sleeves should rest somewhere on your thumb
  9. Your blazer should be able to be buttoned up without you needing to pull on it (this also gives you a little room to wear different tops and blouses underneath
  10. Always size up if feels tight anywhere
  11. Make sure it isn’t made of an itchy material
  12. Finally… make sure you really like it! You do? Now BUY IT AND ENJOY IT! 


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