Review of ‘The Lovely Bones’ by Alice Sebold

Again (really bad, oops) I watched the movie ‘The Lovely Bones’ years before I read the book. I already knew it was going to be such a good read based on how amazingly heartbreaking the movie was. This is such a heartbreaking book, but may be triggering for some people to read. The plot ofContinue reading “Review of ‘The Lovely Bones’ by Alice Sebold”

Homemade curry paste

You could probably find lots of more authentic curry paste recipes and I don’t pretend to be an expert at Asian cuisine but this is my ‘go to’ base for curries without having to use a shop bought paste or sauce! (I normally just throw spices in but I’ve estimated some measurements for this recipe,Continue reading “Homemade curry paste”

An insight into feminism in Shakespeare’s plays – based on my undergraduate dissertation

The title for my undergraduate dissertation was ‘Women and Genre in Shakespeare’s plays’. I really enjoyed researching and writing this piece and was so proud to have learnt that I achieved a 1:1 grade for it! I also have a Shakespearean quote as a tattoo that reads; ‘though she be but little, she is fierce’Continue reading “An insight into feminism in Shakespeare’s plays – based on my undergraduate dissertation”

My top 10 favourite books; from childhood to University.

These are my top 10 favourite books from childhood all the way through to University! You’ll notice that I’ve already written reviews for some of the books included in this post but if you’re interested in reviews from any of the others please feel free to contact me via the ‘contact page’! The books includedContinue reading “My top 10 favourite books; from childhood to University.”

Trip to the Cotswolds Lavender field.

This post will mainly consist of pictures of my trip to the Cotswolds Lavender field in July 2020. This was the first time I’d been to a lavender field and I’d definitely go again. If you plan on going yourself, you need to research Lavender fields near you as they are only open for aContinue reading “Trip to the Cotswolds Lavender field.”

Review on ‘Midnights Children’ by Salman Rushdie

(Despite the absolutely adorable feature image, this book has nothing to do with dogs) Once again, I was introduced to this text through my studies at University, who’d have thought an English degree would entail reading so many books!? Anyway, although the plot to this text is fascinating and explores the rich history of India,Continue reading “Review on ‘Midnights Children’ by Salman Rushdie”

Review on ‘The Color Purple’ by Alice Walker

I was introduced to this book during my studies at University and was really excited to read it after hearing good reviews from friends at sixth form but not getting round to reading the book myself. I absolutely love this book and it’s one of my favourite ones! It’s one that I could re-read overContinue reading “Review on ‘The Color Purple’ by Alice Walker”

American chilli dogs

Ingredients (feeds four) A jar of hotdogs (you could use fresh sausages if you prefer but I like these hotdogs (feel free to judge!)) Hotdog buns (I normally serve one per person but if you’re extra hungry you may manage two!) One onion (peeled and diced into small pieces) 2 cloves of garlic (peeled andContinue reading “American chilli dogs”

Review on ‘The Hobbit’ by J.R.R Tolkien

I’m sure a lot of you will be familiar with this text (if not, then at least the film version) but if you haven’t read it and are into the genre of fantasy this is a must-read! This novel is easier to follow than ‘The Lord of the Rings’ as it was written as aContinue reading “Review on ‘The Hobbit’ by J.R.R Tolkien”

Livraria Lello – the library that inspired J.K Rowling

When I visited Porto with my family last year we went to Livraria Lello and it was one of my favourite parts of the trip! Before we arrived in Portugal it was on our ‘to do list’ as we had seen pictures online and had been told it was a ‘must go spot’. The entrance/ticketContinue reading “Livraria Lello – the library that inspired J.K Rowling”