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One Little Word 2017


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Recipe: Sweet Banana Bread

I'm doing something a little different & random on my blog today...
I'm sharing a recipe!
It's nothing difficult, by any stretch of the imagination,
but it was an experiment for me & it turned out really well, so I thought I would share it with you!

Why I Quit My Job To Travel

At this moment in time, as I'm putting pen to paper, 
I'm sitting in a froyo cafe (my current place of work) on my break, 
looking out the window at the torrent of snow that's probably blanketing my poor wee car,
(side note - later on it took me a solid 15 mins to de-ice my car...)
and all I can think of is roughly this time last year when I officially "handed my notice in" 
and let my old job know that I was leaving to go travelling. 

That was quite the day.
There were so many different feelings, all these different kinds of emotions
all tied up in that one act of voluntarily leaving a stable place of employment, 
all for 3 months of the unknown.

December 2016 Reads

December is always a super busy month,
what with anniversaries, birthdays, Christmas, catch-ups & carol services,
so I actually didn't get as much reading done last month as I had planned!

What I did read, however, was all absolutely amazing! 
I'm still very much on a fantasy/dystopian/YA kick 
and I don't see that changing anytime soon.

These genres have so many fantastic authors with so much to offer
and I plan to devour every amazing book I can find!

Warning: Spoilers Ahead!
The first book below is the conclusion to a series, so if you haven't read the first 2 books yet,
the blurb might give some things away! 

One Little Word 2017

Happy New Year, friends!
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a fab New Year, however you chose to spend it!
I really hope it was more exciting than mine...
I was wrapped up in bed, struck down by a horrible chest/cough/cold thing...not the way
I had hoped to spend the last night of 2016 if I'm honest! 
Thankfully, it happened a day or two after Christmas day, 
so I was able to enjoy all the amazing food and drink that Christmas has to offer 
before I was confined to bed with only toast & water!

Anyway, now we're in 2017!
How weird is that? How long does it take you to get used to saying/writing the new year?
It usually takes me a good few weeks!
A brand new year, 365 days full of opportunities & experiences 
waiting to be grasped with both hands.
As this new year begins I want to carry over something that I did last year,
in place of creating New Years Resolutions or goals.
I'm sure you've heard of it before; the One Little Word project.

7 Things I Love About December

Last year on the 1st of December I wrote this post all about the things I was looking forward to in December, like my birthday, a trip to Edinburgh with my bestie and my 3 year anniversary with David, among other more Christmassy things. 

So this year, when I sat down to write this post for the 1st of December, I figured I would do something along the same lines because it's fun, but try & change it up a wee bit from last year, while still covering all of the things that I love about December and the run up to Christmas!

So, here we go!

November 2016 Reads

It's been a literal age since I shared what I've been reading recently, which is a shame
because over the past lot of months I've read some truly incredible books! 

I might put together a post of my favourite books from 2016 closer to the end of the year, but right now I want to share what I've managed to read this past month. Sadly, I only have the physical copy of one of these books, the others have been read on the Kindle App on my phone, with the intention of buying a physical copy in the near future...it just so happens that I haven't done that yet, oops!