crafts, Uncategorized

Projects For Leftover/Spare Yarn

When we are planning a project and ordering the yarn, it is always sensible to add one or two more skeins/hanks/balls to the basket to make sure we have more than enough. We never know what will happen with the pattern we're knitting or crocheting - we want to lengthen a jumper or cardigan, our… Continue reading Projects For Leftover/Spare Yarn

Books, Reviews

Dragon Mountain – Katie & Kevin Tsang

Series: Dragon Realms #1Genre: FantasyAudience: Middle GradeLength: 319 pagesDate of Publication: 3rd September 2020 by Simon & Schuster UKPurchase: Amazon | Waterstones | Wordery | Book Depository Katie & Kevin Tsang - Website | Twitter (Katie) Twitter (Kevin)| Goodreads Book is mine and all opinions are entirely my own. Book Synopsis Deep within the mountain,… Continue reading Dragon Mountain – Katie & Kevin Tsang

Books, Reviews, Uncategorized

Hold Back The Tide by Melinda Salisbury

Book Information: Series: N/A StandaloneGenre: Thriller | ParanormalAudience: Young Adult Page Count: 300Date of Publication: 5th March 2020 by ScholasticPurchase: Amazon | Waterstones | Book Depository| Wordery Melinda Salisbury: Website | Goodreads | TwitterBook is mine and all thoughts are my own. Synopsis (taken from Goodreads) Everyone knows what happened to Alva's mother, all those… Continue reading Hold Back The Tide by Melinda Salisbury

Books, Reviews

Thomas Wildus and the Book of Sorrows

Series: The Elandrian Chronicles #1Genre: FantasyAudience: Middle GradeLength: 352 pages (paperback)Date of Publication: 2nd February 2019 by Elandrian PressPurchase: Amazon | Book Depository I have no affiliation, links are there for ease if interested.J.M.Bergen: Goodreads | Website | Finished copy received by Book Publicity Services in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect… Continue reading Thomas Wildus and the Book of Sorrows

Books, Uncategorized

#athomeYALC Wrap Up

If COVID-19 wasn't sweeping the world and causing complete chaos, this past weekend would have been YALC and LFCC. Our bodies would be achy from all the standing around and hauling books left, right and centre, we'd be running on single-digit hours of sleep, and we'd be endlessly fanning ourselves down because the Olympia doesn't… Continue reading #athomeYALC Wrap Up

Books, Reviews

Review: All Fall Down – Sally Nicholls

Statistics: Format - UK PaperbackNumber of Pages - 268Genre - Historical FictionMG/YA/A - YASeries/Standalone - StandaloneDate of publication - 5th September 2019Publisher - Andersen Press Ltd Disclaimer - All Fall Down is based on The Black Death, the deadliest pandemic in our history. If you are not comfortable reading or knowing about a pandemic whilst… Continue reading Review: All Fall Down – Sally Nicholls

Disney, TV and Music.

What I’ve Been Watching On Disney+

Disney+ launched at the most perfect moment for us in the UK - March 24th aka the start of Lockdown. 100 days since then (at the time I'm writing this), those of us who signed up have certainly had enough time to sort through everything Disney+ has to offer and collate an array of lists… Continue reading What I’ve Been Watching On Disney+


My First Five Tailored Recommendations from StoryGraph

On my last post, I talked about StoryGraph and why it is becoming one of my favourite platforms for recommendations and organising books. One feature I mentioned but didn't go into full detail about is the "Ordered for You" feature that is based on a survey you fill out about your reading preferences. The main… Continue reading My First Five Tailored Recommendations from StoryGraph

crafts, Tutorials

Crochet 101: How To Make Slip knots

You're diving into the world of crochet. You want to know how to make beautiful keepsakes for you, your friends and family, but you don't know where to start. Little Sparks of Magic will help you! With some handy 101 guides, hopefully you'll be making and stitching away in no time! Today's guide starts right… Continue reading Crochet 101: How To Make Slip knots