• 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…

  • Blogging,  Favourites

    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…

  • Blogging

    Announcement

    To all my readers and subscribers, I am sorry to say that I can not continue blogging regularly, due to study and life commitments. However, there will be the occasional new posts, that are sporadically written and I definitely will not be deleting this blog, so you can read all past posts. I have decided to continue with real life commitments and realised that this blog is taking up too much of my time to be spending on but I will keep writing occasionally new content, as and when I can fit it in. W BOOKS N THOUGHTS IS NOT OVER YET. Thanks for being a big part of my…

  • Food & Drink

    Recipe #2. Quick Steak & Veg stir Fry

    Ingredients: 8oz steak (sirloin or rump) 1 small Mixed veg pack (or a half a mugful of each of the following – green beans, carrots, broccoli & corn). 2 table spoons of olive or vegetable oil A teaspoon Worcester or soy sauce A teaspoon of garlic flakes (or 1 garlic clove) Salt & pepper (alter to your taste) Time to prepare: 5 minutes – Cooking time: 15-20 minutes Method… Turn large frying pan on full heat until hot. Add garlic & oil to pan While garlic is cooking, slice steak into 1inch wide chunks Add steak to pan and fry for 10 minutes until fully cooked through While steak is…