• Health,  Life

    7 ways to increase your daily water intake

    I am terrible for not drinking enough water. Every week I tell myself I’m going to start to drink the recommended 8 glasses a day. Every week I fail. My skin is dehydrated, no matter how much moisturiser I use. So, if you’re like me, why not try these simple suggestions on how to drink more water. 1. Make a routine By linking drinking water to a daily habit, we will associate and remember. Some examples of this are every time we get up to go to the bathroom, grab a glass of water, when the program we’re watching goes to a break or finishes, take a sip. The more…

  • Read,  Time Out Reads

    Time Out Reads: Earth Day

    You may or may not know that today is Earth Day. Celebrated on the 22nd of April every year. Each year there is a different theme. This year it is dedicated to providing information and inspiration to eventually end plastic pollution, according to Earth Day Network. Here are some of my favorite earth day posts from the past week, along with some plastic reducing themed ones too. Rivers of Plastic Plastic pollution is always in the media, especially over the past few months. Many of the stories have been to do with its impact on the sealife highlighted in the recent Blue Planet programs. Jennifer at Eco Warrior Princess explains…

  • Book Reviews,  Read

    Book Review: Hold My Hand by M.J. Ford

    Hold My Hand by MJ Ford  Avon, 6/3/18 Rating 4 out of 5 Blurb How long do you hunt for the missing? A horrible vanishing act… When a young Josie Masters sees a boy wearing a red football shirt, Dylan Jones, being taken by a clown at a carnival, she tries to alert the crowds. But it’s too late. Dylan has disappeared… Thirty years later, Josie is working as a police officer in Bath. The remains of the body of a child have been found – complete with tatters of a torn red football shirt. Is it the boy she saw vanish in the clutches of the clown? Or is…

  • Life,  Simple Living

    Time Out Reads: New

    I spoke too soon about Spring being here, the weather last week was awful, especially the mist and fog. Although it does look like things may be turning better this coming week, I hope so as my garden really needs a good sort out. Spring Clean With Spring in mind, cleaning and organising are two areas I am focusing on in the coming weeks. Finding ethical and ecological ways to clean our home is an area I am currently researching. Little Birdie is currently sharing a series of natural cleaning posts. This one shares how Castille Soap can be used. New Reads I am currently on a huge reading kick. Partly…

  • Write

    Podcasts all writers should listen to

    Whether we’ve been writing for years or just starting out, we’re always learning. There are many ways we take in information, from reading books and blog posts to watching YouTube videos or listening to audiobooks, but have you thought of podcasts. Podcasts have been around for a few years now, covering just about every subject you can think of, including writing. No matter what you write, there is a podcast for you.1`de In this post, I am going to share with you the podcasts I think every writer should listen to no matter where they are in their career or what they write. Great all-rounder If you are looking for…

  • Book Reviews,  Read

    Book Review: Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

    Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling) Mulholland Books, 20/10/15 Rating 4 out of 5 Blurb Cormoran Strike is back, with his assistant Robin Ellacott, in a mystery based around soldiers returning from war. When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman’s severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible – and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality. With the police focusing on the one suspect Strike is increasingly sure…