Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng | Review

little fires everywhere by celeste ng review, kindle version flatlay with plant and bedding

I've read Celeste's previous novel Everything I Never Told You earlier on in the year and really enjoyed it so assumed I'd like Little Fires Everywhere as well as it was a similar style. Surprisingly I actually liked it even better. Maybe because it was less about discovering why a dead person was dead and more following the interactions of two very different families.


Tuesday, 7 August 2018

I failed... and that's okay

i failed at a goal and that's okay - happy quotes and pens in a flatlay

I've been talking about this 100-day lettering project so much around the internet and guess what? I never made it past day 55. Everyone in NZ who started the project at the same time as me, according to the Facebook group that was around 400 of us, should be finishing this week. But do you know what? I'm okay with not finishing. I'm okay with essentially failing because it was a personal challenge that I tried to do in my spare time, and in the end, I didn't have enough spare time to manage it amongst all my other side projects.


Tuesday, 31 July 2018

5 books based around Greek Mythology worth reading

five book recommendations for greek mythology, about greek gods and goddesses on mount olympus rick riordan percy jackson stephen fry mythos ovid
If you've been following me on social media recently, mainly Twitter, you may be aware of my almost constant excitement over Greek mythology. Or not, as I swear I only tweet half of the things I want to tweet. I've always been a fan of Greek myths especially since my first and only classics lesson back in year eight before I moved across the world. Unfortunately, due to the restricted number of classes in my new high school in NZ I was unable to pick classics back up. Last year, however, I finally read the Percy Jackson series after telling myself to read them for years and years and the Greek myth fire in me rekindled.

Anyway, if Greek myths aren't your thing that's totally fine - but if you're a geek like me then here are some books I've been reading recently to fuel your fire.


Friday, 29 June 2018

So, how are the 2018 goals going?

2018 goal catch up creative work and play flatlay

All year I planned to do a 2018 goal update, ever since I posted my creative goals back here in January. But now I sit down to it I realised that I've only completed one goal (buying my Macbook yassss team I'm in love) and the rest I either haven't started or are in the middle of doing. Because guys - plans don't get done in a month or two, they take a while. However, that aside I still want to do a goal catch up post because it's great to look back on and also it keeps me in check for the rest of the year.


Friday, 15 June 2018

Recently Read #12

recently read, five book reviews on recent reads - Layover, Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine, Everything i never told you, A court of frost and starlight, meet cute

I haven't done a recently read post in a while, since March in fact, so I thought it was about time I updated you with some reviews. While this isn't every single book I've read since then it's some of the most recent ones!


Friday, 8 June 2018

The Marine Parade Eatery ~ Paraparaumu Beach, NZ

A quick review of The Marine Parade Eatery in Paraparaumu Beach New Zealand. Apple crumble french toast! food berries

Apple Crumble French Toast guys!

For my birthday (yes I know that was April I'm slack) my family and I headed out for lunch at The Marine Parade Eatery in Paraparaumu Beach and let's just say the food was excellent! Coming from someone who goes to pretty much the same cafes all the time for brunch it was really nice to try somewhere new. My parents had been here previously a couple of times but it was my brother and I's first time.