The English Ghost by Peter Ackroyd

If I see a Peter Ackroyd book, I’ll generally pick it up. This historian (I’ve recently heard that he’s a novelist too) has a nice, anecdotal but informative writing style, and researches his books thoroughly. They are often very long, so when this one arrived, I was surprised that it’s about the length of a…

Mini Makeover With A MUA Makeup Academy Haul

I was really excited this month to get a free haul of MUA Make Up with a magazine subscription. I’ve seen this brand online, and heard great things about it, but never got around to trying it. I was so excited when it arrived because there was a whole kit of new things to play…

Second Nature by Alice Hoffman

This beautiful, sorrowful book tells the story of a man raised by wolves, and the woman that rescues him when he’s taken into the mental health system. Robin is still reeling from her split from her philandering cop husband and starting over with her teenage son in their home town, when she happens one day…

A Makeup Look Made Entirely From Samples? Why not.

Ok, so to be fair, they’re pretty awesome, high end samples, but still. This is something I sometimes do if I’m travelling because I like to pack lightly. Travel sizes are great too, but if you pop some samples in your bag they’re even tinier and you’re likely to use the whole thing in the course…

Three Organic and Exotic Wise Owl Tea Blends!

As you guys know, I’m a huge tea fan, and I love Wise Owl’s range of organic herbal teas made by a company right here in London. This week they sent me three more samples that I’m really excited to share with you. (For the record, this is not a sponsored post, and all opinions are…

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

In 1959, Nathan Price, a zealous Baptist preacher from Georgia, with his wife and four daughters go to a village in the Belgian Congo to preach and convert the people. The story is told from the very different perspectives of Orleanna, the wife, her beautiful eldest Rachel, her twins, pious Leah and silent Adah, and…