Review: Red Dead Redemption 2

[Warning: contains spoilers] This game...where do I start. It was the best game I've ever played, making Battlefield 1 look weak. It's even inspired my next writing project (more on this next year). Rockstar Games did an incredible job with this one. Campaign The campaign was really enjoyable, and the graphics were amazing - featuring … Continue reading Review: Red Dead Redemption 2

Setting Goals for 2019

I'm not usually one for New Years resolutions, but as an avid planner I'm determined to set some goals for next year.  It's important to set goals to keep yourself on track and inspired. Remember that it's okay to make the necessary changes in your life to achieve your dreams. Make next year a great … Continue reading Setting Goals for 2019

Fifteen days until Christmas

Gift wrap: Paperchase | Books: WaterstonesTea light holder from the Barn.Christmas Memories collection by Yankee Candle.My Christmas tree.The Old Barn Garden Centre. This beautiful Christmas display is at the Old Barn Garden Centre. Today we chose our Christmas tree, which confirms that it is officially Christmas! I am so excited. Most of my present shopping … Continue reading Fifteen days until Christmas

Want to write a book?

Novel writing is a journey. It's difficult with many ups and downs, and moments when you want to give up, but it's entirely worth it. With copious amounts of tea and coffee, snacks and planning, finishing a novel is possible. The time it takes depends on how long the book is going to be, how … Continue reading Want to write a book?

Travel Bucket List

There are so many places that I want to visit and blog about. Some are just places in general, and others are specific locations. Here's my bucket list for inspiration, and a check list for me to gradually tick off. Munich, Germany Amsterdam, Netherlands. Going next year! Cyprus. Also going next year! The Western Front, … Continue reading Travel Bucket List

Learning a language and sticking with it

Last year I started learning German. Studying German history in school inspired me to become a historian, and to learn to read and speak the language. I wanted to read and interpret archives without needing a translator.  Visiting Germany was at the top of my wish list. I was desperate to see the historical buildings, … Continue reading Learning a language and sticking with it

Gift Buying: 20 gift ideas for stress-free Christmas shopping

At Christmas time, gift buying can be difficult, confusing and stressful. This list will help you out when shopping becomes overwhelming. I went late-night shopping the other day, and it was madness. Everyone was rushing around, babies were crying, and there were items flying everywhere. It was a tornado of contactless payments, spare change and … Continue reading Gift Buying: 20 gift ideas for stress-free Christmas shopping