Tuesdays With Morrie helped me to be more tolerant, I think. The Diving Bell & The Butterflymade me more grateful for the little things we take for granted. (Cliché, but true!).  The Raw Shark Texts, The Unbearable Lightness of Being  and The End Of Mr. Y opened my mind more to science and philosophy, always welcome and always fun, if a little difficult to get my head around sometimes. There are so many books that have shaped and moulded my personality and knowledge. Books written by…Continue Reading “30 Day BC – Day 21 : The Book That Made You Look At Life In A Different Way”

I’m in Portugal right now so I’ve scheduled this to run whilst we’re away. Hopefully we’re enjoying it and I’m not too sunburnt. It’s my birthday today, huzzah! I always feel odd about my birthday, it’s not something I really look forward to. When I was a kid it was a reason for my mum to bake a fancy cake. Her Cadbury button Hedgehog cake was second to none and the year she made a swimming pool with little swimmers I was suitable gobsmacked. Presents were…Continue Reading “It’s My Birthday”

A few of my friend have started up some new blogs recently and I’ve discovered some new-to-me blogs that have been around for a while so I thought I’d give you a heads up in case you fancied something new to read. These all, obviously, come highly recommended 😉 First up, Ellie (or Patchworkbunny as she’s more usually known on ze internet) has started a blog about her voracious reading. If you think my reading habits are crazy you should meet Ellie, she puts my monthly totals to…Continue Reading “Introducing…”

Q and I are flying out to Portugal today to celebrate my birthday and our Anniversary on Monday. (Yes, we got together on my birthday. This way he always remembers 😉 ). I’ve scheduled a few posts to run whilst we’re away so that you don’t miss me too much. I know, I know. I’m thoughtful like that… – Er, Harry Potter? Any of the X-Men comics? Anything that can make it alright for me to be a massive geek is absolutely fine by me….Continue Reading “30 Day BC – Day 22 : A Book You Wish Was Real Life”

Dear Waitrose, Thank you for making gluten free cookies that don’t taste terrible. It’s nice to find a treat that I can actually eat without feeling guilty. Keep up the good cookie work. Love Sarah – See other Friday Thanks here or visit the original inspiration for the project here.  

We’re six months through the year and that means I’m halfway through my book and film challenges. I write about my books every month but I haven’t been doing the same for the films so I thought I’d write a round of up of the good, the bad and the god damn unwatchable. Statistics Films watched: 77 New Films watched: 59 Films watched at the cinema: 33Both Q and I have an unlimited card for Cineworld and we live right next door to the Cardiff…Continue Reading “Film Round Up”

The Time Traveller’s Wife definitely comes under this category. I’m pretty sure I’ve cried every time I’ve read it, because it’s full of emotion and I’m a complete sucker for a love story. (A lot of my favourite books are coming under so many of these categories that I feel like I’m repeating myself. Clearly I need to read more diverse books, heh). I haven’t read it for quite a while but I’m going to throw in Watership Down. The film scared me when I was a…Continue Reading “30 Day BC – Day 20 : The Saddest Or Most Emotive Book You Have Read”

I love to live my life via lists. Paper lists, to do lists, notebooks with scribbled instructions. I have post it notes covered in bullet pointed items and enough apps on my phone to organise my entire life. I like lists. So it’s no big surprise, really, that I jumped into the Life List idea with both feet. Maggie was the original life lister for me – her spirit and her tenacity are a constant source of inspiration. I wrote it in January – slowly adding…Continue Reading “The Life List”

The Time Traveler’s Wife, obviously. There is something spine tingling about the way that the love story of Henry and Clare unfolds across the pages. Every time I think about this book I just want to read it again. I can imagine The Notebook is also pretty romantic (if it’s anything like the film) but I haven’t read it so I can’t really judge. I don’t really tend to read epic romance stories, especially the “classics” like Jane Eyre and Pride & Prejudice. I don’t know…Continue Reading “30 Day BC – Day 19 : The Most Romantic Book You Have Ever Read”

I’m all for the Grace In Small Things – those little moments that keep you going. A beautifully sunny morning, a letter in the post or a perfectly ripe banana. It’s good to acknowledge those little things that make you happy, good to look for them in the fog of 9-5, Monday to Friday living. But sometimes it’s about the grace the big things. the friends that drove 200 miles for your birthday party. People you’ve only really met twice going above and beyond and…Continue Reading “Grace In Big Things”