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The Disney Tag!

A couple of weeks ago, the lovely Sophie from Sophie Jane Blogs tagged me to do ‘The Disney Tag’. I absolutely love the idea of this tag because I adore Disney so I’m really excited to do it! So thank you Sophie for tagging me, and apologies that it has taken me so long to get round to doing it!

So, let’s go… 😀

Snow White: Do You Consider Yourself Beautiful?

I always say that everybody is beautiful in their own way – which I actually truly believe. However, when somebody calls me beautiful/pretty/stunning etc, I find it difficult to take the compliment and believe it, so I automatically assume they are “just saying it”. Although, that isn’t supposed to sound ungrateful.. of course I am grateful for compliments, I just find them hard to take 🙂 To be honest, I am happy with the way I look. Everybody has their own insecurities but everybody is beautiful in their own way 🙂d

Sleeping Beauty: How Many Hours Do You Sleep At Night?

Hmm, I don’t think I sleep as much as I should. I usually get into bed at about 10.30/11pm, but I usually can’t actually fall asleep until about 2am. Although the last couple of nights it has been nearer 1am. I then wake up some time between 9.30am and 11am depending how tired I am, or how what my plans are for the day!

Cinderella: Do You Have A Curfew?

I don’t any more. Over the last couple of years I have became much more independent due to moving out and into university. I didn’t have anybody to tell me any different their – I made my own rules. Since moving home I don’t have a curfew, but my mum always likes to get a text every now and then just to let her know I am safe. Continue reading

‘The Guestbook’ by Holly Martin: Book Review

Wow… where do I even begin?!

Welcome to Willow Cottage…

Young widow and landlady, Annie Butterworth, lives next door to Willow Cottage and is always on hand to help out and provide guests with anything they need, whether it is tea or just a friendly chat. Guests of Willow Cottage are encouraged to write about their stay in The Guestbook which Annie has left in the cottage. The Guestbook is not only used by the guests staying, but also as a way of communication with Annie. This book provides entries from a huge range of different guests throughout, including Annie herself and the famous writer, Oliver Black, – Although to Annie, he is just plain old Olly… Her first kiss.Holly

What a beautiful book. The moment I entered Willow Cottage, I fell in love with it!

The story is told entirely through the cottage Guestbook which was such a fantastic and unique way of writing a novel. Before I began reading the book, I wasn’t sure whether I would enjoy it that much as I thought I may get confused with all of the separate stories by each of the different guests. But boy, was I wrong! I loved it. I was hooked from the very first entry and didn’t want to put it down at all.

I absolutely adored the main character, Annie. Everybody assumed she was this little old lady because of her name, but she was in fact a young, beautiful woman who had a passion for looking after her guests and the cottage. Annie was so likable, and no matter what was happening in her personal life, she always tried to look at the bright side of things and put her guests before herself. Being widowed, Annie had gone through a lot of trauma in her life, however she appeared to be loved by all of the locals around her which was really nice.

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“In the name of James Dean” – Guest Post by Claudia

Today, I have a very insightful guest post written by Claudia. Here, Claudia is sharing with us a very important message about sharing love and living life to the full. I hope you enjoy it! Please head over to Claudia’s lovely blog afterwards here!

I don’t know if it ever happens to you but sometimes I found myself trapped into Wikipedia reading famous people biographies. (Maybe) Creepy but true!

I don’t know how, the other day I ended up reading James Dean biography. A lot of you maybe don’t even know who James Dean was. Fair. I wasn’t born and my mom was a baby when he died (you should Google him anyway and maybe watch Rebel Without a Cause, such a beautiful movie).

Why am I telling you that? Well, I felt inspired by James Dean. He was a beautiful soul, strong and terribly weak at the same time. Strikingly handsome but tormented.

He made me realize once again how short life is. DEAN2
As far as we know, it’s the only life we get and sometimes we forget about it, especially when we’re young.
I’d like to remember more often that life is short and we should take advantage of it.
We should celebrate life everyday, trying to do the best for ourselves and people all around us.
What goes around, comes around.
And I’m talking about kindness.

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