Adventures in Body Positivity

Not so long ago, I read Body Positive Power by Megan Jayne Crabbe and it struck a chord. I have had issues with my weight and body image for years. Not big ones, but ones that were big enough to niggle at my enjoyment of life and lead to some very cautious shopping choices. For…

We Went to Center Parcs

Last week we went on holiday! We’d never been to Center Parcs before, or to anywhere like it, but we had a big birthday to celebrate and so we thought “Why not?” We originally planned to go this week, but as parents of a pre-schooler we had forgotten about the school holidays. The price quoted…

Review: The Smoke Thieves by Sally Green

This is one of the books I acquired through Net Galley, and it is, quite frankly, a read it at your earliest convenience. It’s the first of what I believe will be a trilogy and concerns the intersecting lives and adventures of four teenagers. It is one of those books that you never want to…

Review: A Stash of One’s Own, Clara Parkes

As a book-loving knitter with a sizeable stash, it was almost a given that I would read this book. I requested it for Christmas, and my husband kindly came through. It’s hard to review a book like this, a collection of essays. Inevitably some of the essays strike home more than others. Some of the…

Where Has February Gone?

Seriously. Where? I know it’s a short month, but it has zoomed by in a blur of flu, work and attempts to keep up with my hobbies. I have read, it turns out, four books in February. Who knew!? Tracking in Goodreads is rather helpful!! Heads or Tails, Leslie Gordon The Improbability of Love, Hannah…

Big Bones

My current book for the middle of the night is Big Bones by Laura Dockrill. I have an e copy through Net Galley and requested it after seeing it mentioned on several YouTube channels. I wanted to read it and I wanted to love it. But for about the first half of the book, I…

Eat Up!

This morning I finally finished reading Ruby Tandoh’s Eat Up! It’s taken me a little while as I have been reading it as an actual physical book, rather than an an ebook on my phone. I get more time for the latter as I can read in the middle of the night whilst my reluctant-to-stay-asleep…

All About Nursing Bras

About seventeen months ago I landed with a bump in the confusing world of nursing bras. I went through my pregnancy wearing some wildly unsupportive maternity/nursing bras from a high street shop and hated them. When Small finally came along I panic bought anything that came in S, M, L type sizes. I had neither…

On Self Care

Today my Twitter timeline has provided two different articles that are about self care. This one from The Pool and this from Gamer Crafting. The first talks about how we define self care and that for some of us it’s about what we need to continue to function more than it is about a candlit…

Plastic Fantastic: February Changes

So, now it’s February, it’s time for some new changes regarding my plastic use! I introduced some new things in January, and they’re going well. What next? Toiletries It’s taken me years to find a skincare regime that works for me, and honestly, abandoning that would not class as a small change. Particularly given that…