Thursday, 9 March 2017

An Ode to Breakfast

Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day and has been since before I can remember. I love the smell of coffee in the morning, the sound of something delicious sizzling away on the griddle and the satisfaction of pouring yourself a glass of fresh fruit juice. A good breakfast sets me up for the rest of my morning and keeps me full and satisfied.

I adore going out for breakfast but I also love to prepare it at home. On work mornings a couple of Weetabix or a few slices of toast (most likely eaten whilst I'm hurriedly getting dressed) has to suffice, but on my days off I like to spoil myself.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

A Lazy Saturday

I had last week off work so I decided to head down to Staffordshire and visit my parents. I woke up on the Saturday morning craving fresh air, a long walk and a huge breakfast, so my mom and I put the dog in the car and took a trip to Kinver Edge. I decided to take my camera along with me and thought I'd share some of the pictures I took.

Kinver is a beautiful chocolate-box village, crammed full of independent shops, quaint tea rooms and historic buildings. It's also one to visit for gorgeous country walks, as it's home to acres of woodland which is owned and managed by the National Trust.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Breakfast at Angelina's, Paris

When my mom and I visited Paris back in January, I knew I wanted to take a trip to Angelina's. After hearing so many wonderful things about their drinks and pastries - in particular their famous le chocolat chaud (hot chocolate) - I was eager to indulge.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Style/Beauty Crush: Emma Watson

"Style crush" posts were something I loved putting together several years ago, back when I first started blogging. I was studying Fashion Journalism at uni and loved following the red carpet. I'd been considering featuring them again for some time and after seeing pictures of Emma Watson attending the Shanghai premiere of BATB yesterday, inspiration hit. I was itching to sing her praises.

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Recently Read: The Girl on the Train

“Hollowness: that I understand. I'm starting to believe that there isn't anything you can do to fix it. That's what I've taken from the therapy sessions: the holes in your life are permanent. You have to grow around them, like tree roots around concrete; you mold yourself through the gaps” 

I picked up The Girl on the Train last week. I started it on Wednesday morning - I only intended on reading a few chapters but ended up finishing the whole book before the end of the day. I consider myself a fast reader but it's been a long time since I've been so compelled by a novel I've devoured it in a matter of hours.

The story centres around Rachel Watson, a lonely, divorced alcoholic whose life is spiraling out of control.  She travels into London every morning on the commuter train which passes the house she used to share with her ex husband, who now lives there with his new wife and baby. A few doors down live a young, beautiful couple who Rachel often witnesses breakfasting on their roof terrace. In her desolation, she fantasizes about the pair - what jobs they might have, what their names could be and what they do in their spare time. Despite having never met them, she imagines them to enjoy the idyllic marriage she so desperately desires.

One morning, the train is making its usual journey past the couples' home when Rachel sees something that disturbs her. Her interest then transforms into an unhealthy obsession as she finds herself becoming involved in something particularly sinister.