The House We Grew up In : Lisa Jewell review

The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell is the second book in my Summer Reading Challenge. I have read a number of novels by Lisa Jewell and felt right in my comfort zone from the very first chapter. Set in a picture book Cotwolds village, a beautiful cosy cottage, home to the four […]

UK in a Day: Butlin’s Bognor Regis

I will forever have a soft spot for Bognor. Nineteen years ago, around about now, I was working as a store detective at All Days Supermarket in Butlin’s Holiday Camp. Myself, Steve (of pottery painting fame) and another friend went on holiday to the Bognor Regis holiday camp for a week after our final A […]

Inspiration on the South Coast

After our week abroad, it was wonderful to get back to the beautifully green, English countryside. As my Mum always say’s ‘it’s nice to get away, but it’s even nicer to come home’, a sentiment I totally agree with, unless of course I have just been to Cornwall in which case I would always most […]

Photo Diary: Valletta Malta in Pictures part 1

A trip to Malta would not be complete without visiting the stunning capital city of Valletta. European Capital of Culture (ECoC) for 2018 is a definite must see. Valletta is a fortress city named after its founder in 1566 Grand Master of the Order of St. John, Jean Parisot de la Valette. This magnificent city was […]

Travel Journal: Melting in Malta at Seashells Hotel.

We have just returned from THE most relaxing family holiday, staying in Qawra, St Paul’s Bay on the stunning island of Malta. Our family of three stayed at the Seashells at Suncrest resort as we wanted somewhere with a nice pool, near the sea (it’s right on the sea although there’s no actual beach area, […]

Little Black Lies – Book Review

The first book review of my Summer Reading Challenge is Little Black Lies by Sharon Bolton. I read this book on a family holiday to Malta and I had high hopes for it. I really did. I had read some amazing reviews from readers I trust on the online book club I am a member […]