The joy of rereading books

While chatting with a group of friends about books we loved and what we were currently reading I mentioned going back and re-reading ones I’d already read. At this revelation I was met with looks of confusion and blank stares. They could not understand why I would read a book I’d already read. Surely I knew what was going to happen to why would I bother? Why not read a new book?  Until this discussion…

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Brucciani’s – The Best Independent Coffee Shops in Preston

This is the third in my series of the best independent coffee shops in Preston, and this time I’m sharing a more traditional coffee shop. Found on the main highstreet Brucciani’s is quite an institution in Preston and it’s hands down one of the most beautiful cafes I’ve been in. It’s like stepping back in time when you walk through the door. The interiors are stunning and it’s a lovely place to sit in and…

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Ham and Jam – The Best Independent Coffee Shops in Preston

Update – Sadly Ham and Jam has since closed down You know me, I love pitching up to a good coffee shop, grabbing a coffee and getting some work done, so it makes sense to share some of my favourite places with you. This is the second post in my series of The Best Coffee Shops in Preston and features Ham and Jam. if you missed the first one on Town House, then quick go…

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Why I don’t really post on Instagram at the weekend

If you follow me on Instagram you may, or may not (probably the latter..) have noticed that I rarely post any photos over the weekend. That may seem rather odd or counter intuitive to most bloggers or instagrammers, so let me share why it’s ended up this way. When I first started blogging back in 2011 over on the now defunct butwhymummywhy.com I loved writing about my life, my kids and our holidays and days…

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Find A Very British Hygge in Autumn

Are you even a lifestyle blogger if you haven’t typed the word ‘Hygge’ on your blog or social media in recent years? I think we’re all pretty clued up in one form or another on the Danish concept, just maybe not how as a British person we’re actually supposed to pronounce it! Much can be taken from the idea, whether it’s focusing on experiences over material things, cosying up in these colder months, embracing the…

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The Best Independent Coffee Shops in Preston – Town House Coffee and Brew Bar

This is the first post in a series of my favourite, and the ones I would consider to be the best, independent coffee shops in Preston. Whether to work from or socialise in, these are the ones you have to try out. Initially this was going to be one post for all of them but on reflection I thought they each deserve their own mention. The first feature goes to Town House Coffee and Brew…

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5 things I do when I feel emotionally drained

I am naturally an introvert and can find spending a lot of time with people and socialising pretty draining. As much as I love a party or a long talk with friends there is only so much I can do before I feel the need to retreat. I find this can be the case when I’m feeling emotionally drained too. I love listening to people and helping friends work through problems but bizarrely I can…

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