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…
Continue reading “Not Working – Lisa Owens – Review”

Death on the Nile – Agatha Christie – Review

So we need to talk about Death on the Nile… I know I am again 40 odd years late to the party but Agatha Christie is a timeless classic so I’m making my way through her books.

I was given a list of her books to read by my dad and this was the second one, I am still in shock as to what happened a WEEK LATER! Continue reading “Death on the Nile – Agatha Christie – Review”

December Book Haul

As a book lover, I rejoice when it gets to December as it means Christmas is coming and you have yet another excuse to be given books!

This Christmas I was very lucky with my presents and was gifted a few books, as well as some money that I also spent on books… (I don’t have a problem I swear!)

So without further ado here is my haul; Continue reading “December Book Haul”

How I’m Embracing Dark Evenings

Autumn/winter are my favourite times of the year, you can cuddle up on the sofa, enjoy having the heating on in your house and making sure your hibernation is in full swing. However for the times when you have to get up and out of the house these are my 3 top tips for being motivated to do so.

Top tip 1: Do something different to your daily routine. This could be something as small as changing your morning drink order at a coffee shop. Making a change can always make you feel as though you’re a new person.

Top tip 2: Look for the good in every day. This is one straight from my Happiness Planner, I am now trying to find one good thing in every day, and in sitting down each evening and thinking about what was good about the day will always make me feel better.

Top tip 3: Have some ‘me time’. go to the cinema alone, get some ice cream, face masks and pamper yourself, what ever it is make sure it’s for you! With it being so dark and chilly in the evenings you can make yourself have a lovely cozy evening inside.

Screen Shot 2017-11-26 at 18.35.16
Image from Pinterest

Are you going to try any of these? Or do you have any tips to share? Comment Below and let me know!

Lucy xox

Twitter – @LHutchon
Instagram – @lhutchon
Bloglovin’ – Elle Hache
Pinterest – Lucy Hutchon
Goodreads – Lucy Hutchon

Book Haul (Waterstones and other shops)

Yes yes I know what you’re thinking, have I read all the books from the last haul? Well no, but I’ve started two of them… Any way, I have them now so I can read them when I want…

I recently turned 22 and for my birthday I was very kindly gifted money and book tokens so I took a trip to town and had a look for some books. Here is a list of what I got and a little synopsis of them all.

Here’s what I picked up from Waterstones;

Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? By Agatha Christie.

Processed with VSCO with e1 preset

While playing an erratic round of Golf, Bobby Jones slices his ball over the edge of a cliff. His ball is lost, but on the rocks below he finds the crumpled body of a dying man. With his final breath the man opens his eyes and says ‘why didn’t they ask Evans?’
Haunted by these words, Bobby and his vivacious companion Frankie, set out to solve a mystery that will bring them into mortal danger.

Processed with VSCO with e1 preset

Calm by Michael Acton-Smith

Trains delayed, non-stop email, endless to-do lists – there has never been a more important time to stop, recharge and discover moments of calm.
Absolutely everyone can achieve calm – including you – and in this book you’ll learn how to take back a little bit of peace, space and all-important time for yourself.
Using a mixture of creative prompts, activities, instructions and inspiration. Calm will open your eyes to the pleasure and richness of your everyday life.
Be calm. Be free. Be yourself.

The Invisible Child and The Fir Tree by Tove Jansson

Processed with VSCO with e1 preset

You all know, don’t you, that if people are frightened very often, the sometimes become invisible.
In Tove Jansson’s much loved short story, The Invisible Child, the isolated Ninny is helped to regain her voice and take her rightful place in the world using a simple Moomin recipe. She is welcomed into the Moomin family and treated with equality and respect. This is one of the most touching of all Moomin stories and is paired in this unique book with The Fir Tree, the Moomins’ gloriously unselfish take on Christmas. 

I then took a trip to HMV and picked up;

Processed with VSCO with e1 preset

A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen

When James Bowen found an injured, ginger street cat curled up in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, he had no idea just how much his life was about to change.
Soon the two were inseparable and their diverse, comic and occasionally dangerous adventures would transform both their lives, slowly healing the scars of each other’s troubled pasts.

And from my favourite Amazon seller World of Books I bought;

Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

Processed with VSCO with e1 preset

The tranquility of a cruise along the Nile was shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway had been shot through the head. She was young, stylish and beautiful. A girl who had everything… until she lost her life.

Hercule Poirot recalled an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: ‘I’d like to put my dear little pistol against her head and press the trigger’ Yet in this exotic setting nothing was ever quite what it seemed…

So that’s it for now, my new books are lined up on my shelf to be read… If you have any suggestions of what I should read next or what you think I am missing in my collection, comment below!

Lucy xox

Twitter – @LHutchon
Instagram – @lhutchon
Bloglovin’ – Elle Hache
Pinterest – Lucy Hutchon
Goodreads – Lucy Hutchon

Roald Dahl Day!

It’s Roald Dahl Day!

This is a special day for all Roald Dahl fans, as 13th September marks the day that the man, the myth, the legend Roald Dahl was born. It’s now the day that fans honour their favourite children’s authors life by digging out his books for yet another read. Continue reading “Roald Dahl Day!”