Photoset: An Italian Dream

I am still in awe of Italy, it was so beautiful and just amazing.

My boyfriend and I decided we would have a look at where we wanted to go on holiday to this year, we were looking into going to the Isle of Wight but then the idea of Italy popped into our heads…

So here are a few photos of our time in Italy, we explored Venice, Florence and Pisa in a week, which was one of the best weeks of my life.

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Misfit – Charli Howard – Review

So, how did a slightly bonkers misfit with anxiety and eating disorders decide to solve their problems? I became a model, as you do.

Growing up, Charli Howard always felt like an outsider. So she looked at the skinny girls smiling out of magazines and came to the conclusion that to be happy, she needed to be thin. Believing that these models had perfect lives, she decided to become one herself. 

It wasn’t quite as glamorous as she’d hoped. No matter how much weight she lost, it was never enough. At her thinnest, Charli was dropped by her agency. Her angry response went viral, and she finally discovered that she wasn’t along after all. The perfection she’d been chasing does not exist.

It this funny, honest and unfiltered memoir, Charli is determined to share the truth she never understand as a teenager: that standing out is so much better than fitting in. Continue reading “Misfit – Charli Howard – Review”

Gluten free in Italy

As a coeliac I am constantly filled with the anxiety of eating out, and having to be the ‘awkward’ one when you go out is never fun, so imagine the worry I had when my boyfriend and I booked a holiday to Italy – the birth place of pizza and pasta.

We were in Venice from Sunday morning to Tuesday afternoon, Florence from Tuesday afternoon to Thursday morning and in Pisa for Thursday morning/afternoon.
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Not Working – Lisa Owens – Review

Now and again we all lie awake wondering what an earth we’re doing with our lives… don’t we?

Claire Flannery has had more than a few sleepless nights lately. Maybe she shouldn’t have walked out of her job with no idea what to do next. Maybe she should think before she speaks – and maybe then her mother will start returning her calls. Maybe she should be spending more time going to art galleries, or reading up on current affairs, and less time in her pyjamas, entering competitions on the internet. Then again, maybe the perfect solutions to life’s problems only arises when you stop looking for it…
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You and Me Always – Jill Mansell – Review

(While you try to get that song out of your head, have a read of this)

Lily’s always been surrounded by love. 

Ever since her mother died, she’s been cared for by friends who are as close as any family.

Coral, her mum’s best best friend, Pasty, her old babysitter – and even Dan, Patsy’s incorrigible younger brother – have always been there for her. 

But when the chance comes to meet the man who was the love of her mother’s life, Lily knows she has to take it. Getting to know him could change everything, and not just for Lily… Continue reading “You and Me Always – Jill Mansell – Review”