THE BOOK THAT INSPIRED ME:The Choice by Edith Eger Those who know me know I am respectfully and incredibly fascinated by the stories of those who survived one of the most horrifying acts of genocide in history – the Holocaust. So much so, that I have tons of non-fictional texts that delve into the history … More The book that…….in 2020.
It often amazes me how a person can condense their life into a singular book. A life relived and retold in the form of printed words on creamy white paper, bound together by glue. 364 pages, thousands of words and hundreds of full stops. Edith Eger’s story of her complex and captivating life will stay … More The Choice by Edith Eger
A sentence to summarise: A historically poignant novel that shows the numerous paths taken in war, the impending terror of Nazi/Fascist power and the love that acts as a life-jacket for the people, giving them the strength to face the waves of devastation and death. A little plot snippet: The title of the novel – … More This book went straight in my top 10: “An Italian Affair” by Caroline Montague REVIEW
Cities are always an easy go-to location for a girlie trip away. Thousands of coffee shops, every kind of worldwide cuisine known to man and cosmopolitan bars with lavish cocktail menus along every street. I think I said it before, but I will say it again – I am NOT a city girl. … More Beautiful, Brilliant Bath: Britain’s Best
The Tattooist of Auschwitz Writer – Heather Morris Based on the interviews with Slovakian Jew Lale Sokolov. A paragraph to summarise: In a world full of words, the Holocaust always finds me wordless and speechless. Are there any conversations on this historical genocide that truly use the right words to express how harrowing it … More The Tattooist of Auschwitz : the true story that will stay with me.
There are books and then there are stories. A story lies within a book, fixed to the pages in small black ink that runs across the paper, beckoning you to follow their journey. I suppose that is where the phrase “bookworm” comes from. You follow the story like a worm follows the raindrops: like the … More The Beauty of Books
Every year, my friend and I embark on a venture to a new, unseen place. Although we have many worldwide destinations listed on our endless travel bucket list, we believe that exploring your own country is where travelling should start. Each county, city, town and village holds something authentic to it’s beginnings and it’s on-going … More Northern Adventures: Northumberland & Newcastle