• Book review: The Prince and the Dressmaker

    The Prince and the Dressmaker – Jen Wang

    Release date: 13 February 2018 Goodreads link Book Depository link Rating The Prince and the Dressmaker blurb: Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride―or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia―the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion! Sebastian’s secret weapon (and best friend) is the brilliant dressmaker Frances―one of only two people who know the truth: sometimes this…

  • Grim Lovelies

    Grim Lovelies – Megan Shepherd

    Release date: 2 October 2018 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link Grim Lovelies (Grim Lovelies, #1) blurb: Seventeen-year-old Anouk envies the human world, where people known as Pretties lavish themselves in fast cars, high fashion, and have the freedom to fall in love. But Anouk can never have those things, because she is not really human. Enchanted from animal to human girl and forbidden to venture beyond her familiar Parisian prison, Anouk is a Beastie: destined for a life surrounded by dust bunnies and cinders serving Mada Vittora, the…

  • Paris, France!

    Paris est magique! We had the loveliest time in Paris. We stayed the first night in a hotel because we got in really late (almost midnight), but after that we stayed with a family through Airbnb, and they didn’t speak a word of English, and my French is really, really bad, but it was fine! We understood each other through lots of hand gestures and smiling and the 10 French words I do know! The Airbnb we were staying at was about a block (and a thousand stairs) from the Sacré-Cœur,…

  • Honeymoon adventure – UK part 2

    Day five started off later than the others, I think we’re finally getting over our jet lag. Karen and Chris’ hospitality at the Airbnb was spectacular, I wish I had taken a photo of the breakfast they had set up for us, it was like staying at a hotel! We got on the road and our first stop of the day was Bowness-on-Windermere where we spent some time wandering around the lake and chasing swans and geese (no, seriously, we are children with jobs and income). Husband decided he wanted…