• Favourites,  Lifestyle,  writing

    Writing Wednesdays #1

    As I write this blog post, I am aware of how hard writing fiction is. I started my first venture into writing when I was in my early teens, creating poetry from real life experiences. Never did I show anyone what was on the 20+ pages of a4. This project however is different. I am aiming to write between 1 and 20 books: these include 2 adult novels, 1 young adult/teen book, and lastly a children’s book series of 5+ (150 pages each) books. It is a big commitment for me & hard work! For now, I will refer to the page already up on my blog (Previous work etc).…

  • Blogging,  Books,  Favourites,  Languages,  Lifestyle,  Single Life,  The Library,  writing

    Life Update… & why I stopped studying

    Life in general is going well, except worrying about the new PIP, which takes over from DLA. I have been on DLA since I was a young child and the PIP has scared me with all the stories of people being rejected and having to fight for their money and disabled status. The whole system is unfair. I have been on hiatus with book blogging but trying to get myself back into blogging and reading again, which I love. I am still volunteering at my local community library once a week for a few hours and honestly enjoying being out the house and meeting people there. Speaking of books I…

  • Languages,  Lifestyle

    ITALIAN FRIDAYS #2

    ITALIAN LANGUAGE Hello all, remember that time I said I was going to help you expand your knowledge of Italy, country, history and the language? I know it was nearly 2 years ago but guess what? It’s baaaack!! I have been learning Italian for over two years, then quit classes to learn online with apps and reference books while still enjoying it. In this post, I am going to introduce you to some of my favourite sites that help you with learning Italian. whether it be an application on your mobile phone or a website, they have all come in handy over the last few years APP/SITES FOR YOUR PHONE…

  • Books,  Favourites

    Why I cancelled my readathon last year // Why it’s back!

    As you might have noticed by my pinned current tweet on my Twitter, I have advertised my month-long readathon, that I created September last year. I came up with the idea while trying to think of a book series I would like to read, along side a children’s series. “The Chronicles of Narnia” does both. I decided that over the space of a month it is plenty of time to read the short 7 book series and it will get people reading again as it is a simple level to start back up reading. Sadly no one was able to join in or promote my readathon, so I shelved it…

  • Favourites,  Languages,  Lifestyle

    My Journey with Languages, in 2019

    I This post was written before: published & then deleted… Let’s try again! started learning languages while I was in an English-speaking Welsh secondary school (USA: high school). There are two types of schools in Wales, one that teaches in Welsh, or in English. They are both very well established but it depends on the student & parent whether they want their child to speak Welsh well/fluently at home. My mother decided to choose an English speaking school as neither I nor my family can speak any Welsh. This worked out well for me, as I never liked the language anyway. FRENCH: My real journey with languages started when we had…

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    2 YEARS OF… W Books n Thoughts 😲

    Well that second year came round quickly didn’t it. When I first signed up to WordPress two years ago, I thought this blog would just be a part time thing that I created for fun and to join in the conversation about books. One year on, I became self hosted (dot.com) thanks to my fabulous friend in IT. I started to take this blog very seriously. Towards the end of the half of the 1st year I was scheduling posts, months in advance. It went well & lots of people engaged with posts. Over the beginning over the beginning of this year I took a step back due to other…

  • Lifestyle

    I didn’t get the job, and that’s ok!

    I may have mentioned briefly that the most perfect job opportunity for me came up over the end of last year, 2018 and I was so excited when applying. I got an interview and ACED IT! However I didn’t get the job, I mean it was totally me but never mind, as it gave me knowledge of what to expect next time. I think it’s important to say that however much you want that job, if someone beats you to it, it’s not your fault, they might just have something you don’t have yet. I’m looking at this as a positive experience, I mean I got the interview right? W…

  • writing

    Beginning of β€œPrologue” (WIP #2)

    PRESENT DAY (December. 1999) It was another bitterly cold, December afternoon in late 1999. There was a lean,, dirty-looking, belligerent, male. He had an unfriendly face and looked no younger than 63. He wore an old, faded greyed black, double breasted suit with a classic worn-in, English manβ€˜s black, top hat. To any young person passing, he would have looked like he was in some form of fancy dress. He walked with a heavy weight emphasised on his right leg. Not many people knew that his limp had been caused many years ago, when there was nothing that could have been done, to correct the problem. He always refused to…