An Autumn Walk

Just the other day myself and Ash took the dogs to the Common (our usual spot!) for a leisurely Sunday autumn walk. Whilst strolling through the woods I managed to snap some pics that caught the season beautifully and I thought I would share some with you.

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What a wonderful walk for all of us. We will definitely be out again soon.

Autumn Country Drive

The other day after spending most of my morning catching up on some reading that I pushed to the side on the day of the read-a-thon (slap on the hand!) I decided to pack my bag and head to one of my favourite Starbucks. It is a little drive away from home but so worth it and today I will show you why. Today I took a different route from the usual lovely route an even more scenic way if you can believe it! What a lovely autumn country drive it turned out to be.

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How beautiful is this little church on the green!

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I thought this sheep was going to charge after me as he looked up after I snapped him!

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Now I am a city girl at heart but if I had the chance to live so close to the city with all the benefits of the country this would be the place to go! There are only a couple of photos but I will be back for more very soon. It is absolutely lovely getting away from the hustle and bustle and just enjoying a bit of peace and quiet.

Country Walk

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Keep your eyes peeled there will be more!

#IMWAYR

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With yet another weekend gone by too soon another week has begun. More books and things to do as always with to do lists forever growing. Shops have started to stock for Christmas and the shopping madness has begun. With another packed work week and the clocks gone back I have squeezed in quite a bit of reading and hope this week will bring me the same opportunity. You may notice that the majority of the books that I am reading have an extremely festive theme, I am not really one for scary books so Halloweeny books are out of the equation and straight for the happy festive reads it is! But fear not fair readers I have yet to break out Elf or other Christmassy films (Give it a week!).

Currently Reading

Love Actually, Notting Hill, London, Love, Romance, Chick Lit, Fiction, Reading, Books, Ali Harris, Little Brown Book Group, Sphere, Blog A Book Etc, Fay, From Notting Hill to New York . . . Actually

The second book in the Notting Hill series from Ali McNamara and I am loving it.

If you have read this you may notice that there are a lot of film references – I have made a list (that is forever growing!) and making my way slowly through it! Awesome reason to watch films!

Finished

From Notting Hill with Love Actually, Love Actually, Notting Hill, London, Love, Romance, Chick Lit, Fiction, Reading, Books, Ali Harris, Little Brown Book Group, Sphere, Blog A Book Etc, Fay

Although there was a slow start this book was a good read.
Review going live on 2nd Nov so check back here.

The Christmas Surprise, Jenny Colgan, Fiction, Books, Reading, Chick Lit, Festive, Christmas, Winter, Little Brown Books UK, Sphere, Blog A Book Etc, Fay

This book was as always with Jenny Colgan books truly fantastic.
Review will be posted ASAP.

Reviewed

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Check out my REVIEW HERE

So as you can see it has been a busy week over here and more plans for an even busier one this week. On the work side of things I managed to finished the monthly newsletter and have already started planning for the next one. Like I said I have a list of films that I am working my way through so I will let you know how that goes. There will be some other interesting bits happening over here so stay tuned.

Tomorrow there will be a post with some pics from a lovely Autumn Drive.

Keep those peepers peeled!

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Lots of Festive Love :D

REVIEW: The Christmas Party by Carole Matthews

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The Back of the Book

‘Louise Young is a devoted single mother whose only priority is providing for her daughter, Mia. Louise has a good job in a huge international corporation and she’s grateful for it. The only problem is her boss who can’t keep his hands to himself, but Louise can handle him. What she really doesn’t have time for is romance – until she meets the company’s rising star, Josh Wallace.

Louise usually says no to evenings out but she’s decided to let her hair down tonight. It’s the office Christmas party, she has a pretty dress to wear and she’s looking forward to some champagne and fun. She’s completely unaware that others around her are too busy playing dangerous games to enjoy the party – until she’s pulled into those games herself . . .

Romance is in the air and secrets are about to be uncovered. It’s going to be a night to remember at The Christmas Party.’

My Thoughts

When the postman rang the door bell and handed me a package I did not expect this. It is months before December after all. However what a better way to warm up to the Christmas period. Carole Matthews has a way with words that just enchants readers into a coma like sense of not wanting to put the book down. This book was one of many that did not disappoint.

Living at home is hard as I know from moving back but I cannot imagine having to do it with a child in tow. Louise is trying to make something of her life after being left with the raw end of a bad relationship and she has finally got her foot out of her parents front door and hopefully on the way to her own space for herself and her beautiful daughter Mia.

Throughout the book I felt for Louise as she had to deal with the countless advances from her disgustingly lecherous boss but towards the end you may find yourself like me howling with laughter as she gives him a horrid taste of his own medicine.

Christmas is a time of year for loved ones to share, children to enjoy and adults to clearly make slight fools of themselves at the work’s christmas do. Well this year Carole Matthews made no exception. From mansion fires to slashed tyres this office christmas party is one that will be remembered by all for years to come.

Carole Matthews most definitely does not scrimp on the romance side of things for the girly swoon factor as there are parts that will truly melt the frostiest of hearts. When Louise finally gets her chance at falling in love it is the point where you may not want to put the book down.

Full of girly fun, christmas frolics and cheer this book is definitely one that you will enjoy snuggled up with a cuppa of a chilly day.

Rating

3* Rating, Rating Scale, 3 Stars, Mediocre Mediocre Beans, 3 Star Rating, 3*, Mediocre The Christmas Party by Carole Matthews was sent to me by Sphere an Imprint of Little Brown Book Group UK as an ARC. My review contains only my opinion and nothing written has been influenced due to the book being a gift.