It’s Monday What Are You . . .


A Winter Flame by Milly Johnson

So far so good and almost finished so the review will be up ASAP! Just keep checking back.

Reading Next

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

Coco's Secret by Niamh Greene

I am looking forward to reading both of these books. Have you read either of them?

What are you reading?


jordans 1st pair

After returning from the US with this truly AWESOME pair of Jordan’s they are all I want to wear. Sadly they do not go with everything and I don’t want to wear them out quickly so they do go back in the box every now and then!

If you have Jordan’s – How do you wear yours? If you don’t buy some because they are über comfortable!

Skin Care

Ginger wake up shower gel

This delectable bathroom goody has made me want more than the regular three showers a day (it may seem excessive to some but oh well!). Have you tried it?

Hair Care


These bad boys have not only tamed my locks but also kept away the split ends and made my hair feel sleek. Very happy at the moment!

Listening to . . .

This is the clean version of the tune as I thought it was only appropriate for the blog. However if you would like to watch the original then please do find it on You Tube!
I listen to a variety of music but this song right now has made a regular recurrence on my playlist. What is on yours?



This show is highly addictive and there is something that I cannot identify about Benedict Cumberbatch that is just so HOT!

How is your Monday panning out?

Do let me know :Dmonday love!

It’s Monday. . .

It's Monday What Are You Reading?

This meme is hosted by Sheila over at Book Journey. A way for everyone to come together on a Monday and check out what is happening with regards to current, past and future reads. It is also an opportunity to visit blogs that you may not have otherwise found. So give it a go!


Currently Reading

Christmas @ Rosie Hopkin's Sweetshop

Colgan is yet to disappoint and that includes this gorgeous seasonal delight. If you haven’t got it then get it.

Inferno - UK cover

A bit of a slow starter for me but I will persevere!

Plans to Read

There are so many books that I want to read and so many that I have promised to read so I think there will be a list made soon and priorities set. Stay tuned!



dermalogica special cleansing gel

Not so much of an impulse buy but one that was made after having my first (and not last!) facial in Kuala Lumpur. It makes my skin feel incredibly clean and gets rid of all of the grit from the day.

origins out of trouble mask

This has been my staple face mask for quite some time and I continue to stick by it. Worth every penny and works every time. Since I returned from Malaysia my skin has been suffering – it might have something to do with the red wine consumption as well as the cold weather. Either way it needs a boost and this is the product made for the job.



At the moment I am in the process of out with the old and in with the new so to speak. Notice has been handed in and the start date for my new job is in the new year. It is a MASSIVE change but one that I feel ready for and look forward to the challenge. ITU here I come!

Otherwise . . .

Christmas magic wand

Whilst catching up with my closest friend Catherine the other day the realisation that Christmas is just around the corner hit us. As I will be away for the main days of the festive season we have decided to have a separate friends christmas dinner prior to my departure. I am now on the hunt for cute christmas presents. I do love this time of year – the music, the atmosphere, the weather (sometimes!) and the decorations. The only thing that gets me is the cost of things due to consumerism being at its peak of extortion! As my love however prevails for the special people in my life I will get them something special.

What have you been reading/doing/planning?!

It’s Monday . . .

It's Monday What Are You Reading?

This meme is hosted by Sheila over at Book Journey. I haven’t participated in a while so thought it was about time that I got back into the game. My reading schedule is not particularly exciting if I am honest but I am really enjoying the book that I am currently reading and have been reading for a while now!


Things have been non stop since my return to the real world from my wonderful travels. There were ups and downs but the majority of the trip was pure bliss. Massages, alcohol, sun, sea and much to my detriment a lot of sand :(. However all good things must come to an end and boy oh boy was it an abrupt one.

After five lovely weeks away I came back to one day off followed by four night shifts. Now I am not complaining as such as I have been away for FIVE weeks but I honestly could do with another holiday all together! Things are gearing up for Christmas here and my work schedule is pretty tight so not much room for extra shifts for Christmas money sadly!

Ah well! Better knuckle down and read some more!

Currently Reading

a clash of kings

I am currently reading the book and watching the TV series. I am trying very hard not to watch ahead as it is nice to build up in my imagination how I think events will unfold and then watch them translate onto screen. So far so good on both counts!

Planning to read . . .

Christmas @ Rosie Hopkin's Sweetshop

I received an email whilst I was away about this book being in the mail – I think I might have to ask my postman if the book is good! Looking forward to getting a copy soon – I hope!

No reviews written this week as I am still trying to put into words how I feel about the first book in the Song of Ice & Fire set.

Review for Billy & Me (Very late I know!) will be posted soon.

its monday already


It’s Monday Again!

I don’t know about you but the weeks seem to be flying by. 19 days from today I will be celebrating yet another birthday, Halloween is just around the corner and then of course Christmas! Sheesh!


Please click on the above image for the original source.


Currently Reading

the holiday jane green

This was fished out of my rather large pile of books that I should have read a long time ago. Something that is hopefully light on the brain after finishing Ridgway’s mammoth read (EPIC!). So far I am about 70 pages in and not really looking forward to having to get to grips with two separate stories on top of the current one in one book. I am having feelings that are reminiscent of when I found out Capote added stories to Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Finished Reading

The River of No Return by Bee Ridgway

This book was absolutely EPIC (yes I said it again!) I am speechless as I have already written the review and have nothing else to say about it. On top of that look at that cover! I will be re-publishing the review today as it really should be a book that everyone knows about.

Health & Fitness

Lemon Detox Diet

As I mentioned on a previous post I will be starting my detox tonight on my night shift. I am quite excited at the prospect of this cleansing and hope that it really works. Just a waiting game!