Dear Jess, Thank you for being one of my favourite people to spend time with. Your enthusiasm and grace will be missed now you’ve moved to London (*sob*) but I’m excited to have a new penpal and a new part of that beautiful to city to visit. Cardiff’s loss is London’s gain – knock ’em dead, kid. Love Sarah See other Friday Thanks here or visit the original inspiration for the project here.

This post is an update on my 30 for 30 goal: Read 30 Books I’ve Been Meaning To Read. So far I’ve read 5 out of 30. 1. Pamela Ribon – You Take It From Here Date Read: 29th June 2013 Rating:  3 stars Mini synopsis: Bossy girl with terminal cancer wants her reluctant friend to take over her life once she’s gone. Read it because: Pamela Ribon is a talented, funny writer. I personally couldn’t get along with the main character, but a lot of people like this one so…Continue Reading “30 for 30: Read 30 ‘To Read’ – Books 1-5”

01. RR Amor Towles – Rules of Civility [30 for 30] 02. NEW Kim Edwards – The Memory Keeper’s Daughter [30 for 30] 03. RR Berlie Doherty – Tilly Mint & The Dodo [30 for 30] 04. RR Douglas Coupland – Girlfriend in a Coma [30 for 30] 05. RR Toby Litt – Journey Into Space [30 for 30] 06. RR Alice Sebold –  The Lovely Bones [30 for 30] 07. NEW Jeffrey Eugenides – Middlesex [30 for 30] 08. NEW Lauren Beukes – The Shining Girls [30 for 30] 09. RR Douglas Coupland – Life After God [30 for 30] 10. NEW Maggie O’Farrell – Instructions for a Heatwave [30 for 30] 11. RR Stephen…Continue Reading “July Book Update”

This post is an update on my 30 for 30 goal: Re-read 30 of My Favourite Books. So far I’ve read 6 out of 30. 2. Berlie Doherty – Tilly Mint & The Dodo Date Read: 6th July 2013 Rating: 4 stars Mini synopsis: Young girl takes a trip to a mystery island, meets a dodo. Read it because: It’s one of the books that stuck with me ever since I read it when I was a little girl. Read it to your children, especially. 3. Douglas Coupland – Girlfriend…Continue Reading “30 for 30: Re-read 30 Favourites – Books 2-6”

Dear summer, Thank you for making such a  heartfelt appearance this year. I always feel better when the days are long, the nights are warm and we can have as many BBQs as we can squeeze in to our weeks (side note: that’s a lot of BBQs just so you know). I’ll be sad to see you go this year, you’ve been a good one. Love Sarah See other Friday Thanks here or visit the original inspiration for the project here.

This post is an update on my 30 for 30 goal: Re-read 30 of My Favourite Books. 1. Rules of Civility – Amor Towles Rating: 5 stars Mini synopsis: Loves young dream, not meant to be. Glittering high life comes crashing down, yet 1930s New York remains fabulous. Read it because: It transports you to a world of gin martinis, jazz club dances and sneaking into all manner of soirees. My favourite quotes: “Old times, as my father used to say: if you’re not careful, they’ll gut you like…Continue Reading “30 for 30: Rules of Civility”

I inadvertently took a little break from my Grace in Small Things list – not because I stopped noticing them but because I stopped making the time to note them down – oops. Back now! Nectarines for breakfast Dipping your feet in a paddling pool on a hot day BBQs with friends BBQs in general, in fact Our favourite wedding mementos on permanent display See the whole list here