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Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts

Author: Elizabeth Letts Published: April 2019 Pages: 351 Rating: 5 stars A richly imagined novel that tells the story behind The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the book that inspired the iconic film, through the eyes of author L. Frank Baum’s intrepid wife, Maud–from the family’s hardscrabble days in South Dakota to the Hollywood…

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The Easter holidays are finally here. I arrived back in Liverpool on Wednesday and since then I’ve dedicated my time to catch up on British TV, indulge in my mum’s cooking and lounge about on my reclaimed sofa space. With no work, this past week hasn’t been nearly half as…

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Happy Monday! I’ve had a super relaxed and restorative weekend taking advantage of the warm weather, reading in the park and indulging in some ice cream. Admittedly, I’ve been stuck in a bit of creative rut lately. Rather than beating myself up about it, I’ve taken the time to focus…

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Mini Reviews: The Flatshare and My Lovely Wife

I guess you could say love comes in all different shapes and sizes. I’m not one for cheesy romance novels; characters falling in love within five minutes of knowing each other, the will-they-won’t-they tension and superficial relationships. Alternatively, the premises of both ‘The Flatshare’ and ‘My Lovely Wife’ are (wonderfully)…

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My Productive Weekend Morning Routine

Call me crazy, but I love nothing more than waking up early. Weekend or not, I prefer slow mornings in which I can give myself the time to get ready for the day ahead while feeling calm and level-headed. My working weekday morning routines aren’t too different; simply a condensed…

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The Madrid Diaries: A Sunny Weekend

I’ve now been living in Madrid for 5 whole months and I can’t tell whether it’s gone fast or slow. It feels like yesterday since I was hit by sweltering heat upon stepping out of the aeroplane in September, but then the end still seems so far away. Nonetheless, with…

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February Reading Wrap-Up 2019

After January trailing on by at a snail’s pace, it seems crazy to think that we’re now in the third month of the year. Despite how quick February seemed to have passed by, I still managed to read seven books this month. I haven’t been as motivated to read over…

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Cake, Taking a Break and Segovia So, after my 3-week hiatus, I’m back to blogging. I took the time out to recharge, rethink the direction of my blog, and instead, dedicate more time to self-care. After the short break, from this point forward I’m no longer putting pressure on myself…

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New Challenges, A New Month & Some New Joys Happy Sunday! February is finally here after the last month seeming to stretch on for 331 days rather than 31. January was a month beset with talk of new challenges and starting afresh. Hopefully, now we’ve made it to February the…

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January Reading Wrap-up 2019

I wanted to start my first wrap-up of the year by sharing some of my reading goals. I mentioned in my 2019 Intentions post how this year I’m aiming to read 60 books. Counting towards this total will hopefully be some classic literature.

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