You hear people say all the time that they are 'upfront and honest', they 'tell it like it is' and then 'at least people know where they stand'. It's worn as a badge of honour, it is the most positive attribute to be an honest person. Honesty is great, lying is not. We all know… Continue reading When does being honest tip over into being rude?
I apologise in advance because this post may be nothing more than a bunch of questions and a big old rant. There, I warned you. So, what has got me typing away today? The stigma attached to technology, primarily gaming (Xbox, PlayStation etc). I confess that I have no idea what I am talking about… Continue reading Are video games a blessing or a curse?
Wise words aren't they? You will probably be aware by now that I love reading quotes, I find them so inspiring. I also find it comforting when I come across some words that somebody else has spoken that I can either relate to or that can make me feel better about something that is troubling… Continue reading How I found inspiration in the words of another
They're everywhere nowadays aren't they? I thought they might just be a craze when they first hit the shelves but it doesn't seem that way now. Adult colouring books are really standing the test of time! Are they worth the hype though? Do they provide for us what they claim to or is it a… Continue reading Are adult colouring books worth the hype?
The Handmaid's Tale is a book that I received as a gift a long time ago, found a spot on my bookshelf for and then forgot about. That was, until the beginning of this year when I was looking through my books and making a list of the main ones that were on my unread list… Continue reading A book review: The Handmaid’s Tale
I'm really intrigued. What makes somebody a morning person or a night owl? I'm not really either. I work shift work and as a result my body clock is pretty much all over the place. Sure, there are down sides to this but the positive is that I can now literally sleep anywhere and at… Continue reading Are you a morning person or a night owl?
I watched the film adaptation of The Woman in Black years ago. What compelled me to watch it was a mixture of loving horror films and complete intrigue as to how Daniel Radcliffe would tackle an adult role. Anyway, I watched the film and I didn't think about it again. It was one of those films that… Continue reading The book versus movie debate: The Woman in Black
Sometimes you read something and it just speaks to you doesn't it? A simple sentence or phrase that somebody else has spoken but you feel as though the words could have come from your mouth. This is how I felt when I read the quote above. I love socialising, I crave quality time making memories… Continue reading Is it anti-social to look forward to some time alone?
What is your immediate reaction to that quote? Do you agree or disagree with his words? I came across this quote recently and it stopped me in my tracks. It really got me thinking and stayed with me enough to make me compelled to write this post. It made me realise how many 'classic' books… Continue reading ‘Classic’ literature: must you read it to discuss it?
Yep, I can finally feel confident enough to say that winter is behind us and spring has well and truly sprung! I love this season, do you? It wasn't a particularly cold winter but even so, there is something so magical about spring wouldn't you agree? All the trees and flowers begin to bloom again,… Continue reading Spring has sprung!