Thursday, 20 September 2018

Armistice Runner by Tom Palmer September Book of the Month

History, it is all around us and whether we know it or not, we are always learning new things about the past however some children are reluctant in their learning, perhaps not enjoying this subject so much at school and they need something that will give them that thirst for finding out about events gone by that could even inspire them for their own future endeavours. 

And this is where I think books certainly help and what Tom Palmer has managed to do in his latest story Armistice Runner is combine historical fiction into a modern tale and gets younger readers celebrating the unsung heroes of WWI just in time for the Armistice Centenary.


Wednesday, 19 September 2018

She Believed She Could So She Did - A Journal of Powerful Quotes from Powerful Women

Being a mum to four girls I definitely want to be able to inspire them, to uplift them and guide them down the right path of their choosing. However even I sometimes find myself at an utter loss for words, not able to portray that certain amount of positivity that I'd really like for them to hear but I needn't worry anymore as I've been given something that is fantastic not only for my children but for me too.

She Believed She Could So She Did, this is described as a journal of powerful quotes from powerful women and honestly I can't disagree.


Every girl needs a little inspiration, especially when the going gets tough. This journal full of quotes from successful women who battled adversity and won will show you that anything is possible as long as you persist.

Every page will encourage reflection and provide motivation as you navigate the sometimes difficult path of growing up. As you turn each page, you'll find encouraging quotations alongside space when you can jot down your innermost thoughts and feelings. Once this journal is filled in, it will become a keepsake volume to treasure.

Monday, 17 September 2018

Read With Me 2018 #37

Hello everyone and welcome to this weeks Read With Me. A big thank you as always to those who linked up last week. I think I've finally caught up on all the posts that were linked up over the summer holidays.


I finally had time last week to read a couple of books, well 4 hours on the train will definitely give you that chance! I hadn't realised just how many stories I had piled up on my Kindle and then there's my review pile that I really need to make disappear!

Friday, 14 September 2018

Darker Mornings and Changing Seasons #weeklyroundup

Hey there lovely people. Welcome to another weekly round up. This was our first full week back at school/work since the end of the summer holidays and I don't know about the kids but I'll admit to struggling. It's not the waking up, I mean I tend to be awake way before my alarm goes off anyway but especially after a relaxing weekend away and with the mornings definitely getting darker, the idea of actually having to get up and do things fills me with dread. I've even fallen out with exercising but after buying my first pack of mince pies of the year last week I really need to find some much needed motivation.

The kids on the other hand seem to be taking things in their stride. The eldest who is now in year eight is loving some of her new teachers and appears to have gained back a bit of enthusiasm that she'd sort of lost at the end of the summer term. And my second eldest was thrilled to be chosen as part of the sports crew, gaining her own special hoody to where around school, after last weeks tests she needed a nice boost to her confidence because now the long wait begins to see if she'll pass the tests needed to get into our local grammar school.

And now I'm breathing a sigh of relief that this weekend is now upon us which brings me to my latest round up:


I finished reading the fantastic A Spark Of Light from Jodi Picoult, due to be released at the end of October, expect a glowing review on the blog next month!