COVER REVEAL | The Broken Hearts Book Club by Lynsey James

I’m so excited to be bringing you a cover reveal today for The Broken Hearts Book Club by Lynsey James. It sounds like a fab read and I’m going to be purchasing it as soon as I possibly can!



Secrets never stay buried for long…

Lucy Harper has always been good at one thing: running from her past. But when her beloved Nana Lily passes away she has no choice except to return to the one place in the world she most wants to avoid…

Luna Bay hasn’t changed much in the eight years she has spent in London. The little Yorkshire village is still just as beautiful, but the new pub landlord is a gorgeous addition to the scenery!

Lucy only intended to stay for a day, yet when she discovers that Nana Lily has not only left her a cottage but also ‘The Broken Hearts Book Club’, Lucy is intrigued. Her Nana never have mentioned the club and Lucy can’t wait to get started, but walking into her first meeting she is more aware than ever that her past is finally catching up with her.

One way or another, Lucy must finally face the secrets she’s kept buried for so long – or spend the rest of her life on the run…

Doesn’t it sound great? What could be better than a book about secrets, love and books? I’m hooked already!


Lynsey James was born in Fife in 1991 and has been telling people how to spell her name ever since. She’s an incurable bookworm who loves nothing more than getting lost in a good story with memorable characters. She started writing when she was really young and credits her lovely Grandad- and possibly a bump on the head from a Mr Frosty machine- with her love of telling stories. She used to write her own episodes of Friends and act them out in front of her family (in fact she’s sure she put Ross and Rachel together first!)

A careers adviser at school once told Lynsey writing wasn’t a “good option” and for a few years, she believed her. She tried a little bit of everything, including make-up artistry, teaching and doing admin for a chocolate fountain company. The free chocolate was brilliant. When Lynsey left her job a couple of years ago, she started writing full-time while she looked for another one. As soon as she started working on her story, Lynsey fell in love and decided to finally pursue her dream. She haven’t looked back since.

When Lynsey’s not writing, eating cake or drinking tea, she’s daydreaming about the day Dylan O’Brien FINALLY realises they’re meant to be together. It’ll happen one day…

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Will you be picking this up?

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Picking The Perfect Sofa

When it came to buying our last sofa, I can totally blame baby brain – or rather pregnancy brain. Finding out we were moving into a new place within a month of Jack’s birth and winning a substantial amount of money in a competition meant that we could afford to buy ourselves some nice stuff for the new place. On that list was a brand new sofa. The day we went to buy it, I was having some stomach pains which I realised later had been the start of labour pains..oops. I kept wanting to sit down and we eventually picked a three seater sofa with electric recliner capabilities and an manual reclining armchair. Did I mention that the sofa was cream?

As you can imagine with it being almost four years since I purchased it, it has seen better days. No matter how much you clean it, a cream sofa is never going to look good as new with a toddler around. Add to that the bits that are broken from Jack jumping on the sofa and friends throwing themselves down on it and you can see that we are in need of a new one.sofa1

But how we do we pick the best one? Fabric is so difficult to clean so leather automatically seems like the perfect choice. But then leather gets so hot in the summer and you end up sticking to it – no matter which way we look at it, they all have their pros and cons. We are pretty sure we would like a corner sofa but what material – if fabric, what colour?

What will go with our decor? Our decor is quite simple – cream walls and an awful brownish carpet. Our cream sofa worked well with the decor but not so well with the grubby toddler hands and destructive toddler feet. I think a darker colour would work well overall so a darker fabric or a leather sofa would have to do.


I’m definitely edging towards a fabric sofa despite it being harder to clean than a leather sofa. I find them much more comfortable and I think they also look nicer. They are much easier to add accessories too as well – decorative cushions look much nicer on a fabric sofa. I’ve been looking at the sofas available on the Furniture Village website and there is so much to choose from. We visited another brand when I was pregnant and I wasn’t happy with the overall service so I’m looking elsewhere this time around. There are a multitude of fabric corner sofas available and quite a few in a darker colour, although I have found myself falling for a couple of the white and cream ones.

I find shopping for furniture so hard and it is so frustrating when it is an essential item for the house such as this. I always find that I either like plenty of things and can’t choose between them or I don’t like anything – shopping with me can be a nightmare! I wish I could just wave a magic wand and have it all done for me – yet I probably wouldn’t be happy with that either!

I’m still unsure of exactly what I am going to go for but at least I’ve got some ideas. What type of sofa have you got?

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Project 365 | Week 7 & 8

The dreaded lurgy and extreme business took over our lives again in the past week or two so I’m again merging two weeks together and running a bit late..oops.

Here are my pictures for the past few weeks: 

Day 39 – New glasses from Select Specs


Day 40 – Out for the day!

Day 41 – Someone loves his Nanny lots!

Day 42 – Someone loves ice cream!

Day 43 – So spoilt!

Day 44 – OH gets testing things for the blog!

Day 45 – My village is so quiet sometimes!
Day 46 – We love nothing more than a walk through the local gardens in the sunshine in Jack’s favourite hoodie and jacket. He doesn’t want to wear big coats but will happily wear these two together!


Day 47  –  Jack gets treated in town by Grandad.

Day 48 – Another walk whilst meeting Nanny for a cuppa.



Day 49 – Running errands and taking selfies.


Day 50 –  Rain rain go away!

Day 51 – Watching an old Poirot. Old before my time, me!


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Every Day Matters 2015 Diary Giveaway | A Year Of Inspiration For The Mind, Body & Spirit

You may recall that I recently showcased my 2015 diary in one of my gift guides and promised you a giveaway. Well, here it is. 
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This diary has inspiring sections for each month – January, for example, is ORGANIZE. It gives you tips and hopes to motivate you to complete that section that month.
Monday – Wednesday are on the left hand side with plenty of room to write in and a small space for additional notes. Thursday- Sunday are on the right hand side with an inspirational quote and a little advice snippet at the bottom.
Each month has an overview at the end where you can write what you are most grateful for that month and reflections on the section for that month. This makes this so much more than a diary – its your own personal motivator and inspiration too.
At the end of the diary, there is a note from the author and ample note space for you to jot down your thoughts and feelings. The diary is quite a decent size so probably best suited to a larger handbag or a desk. 
Have you been looking for a diary that is not only practical but inspirational? I was originally going to keep this as a desk diary but I think I will have to keep it with me at all times – hopefully this can keep me accountable.
For your chance to win, please fill in the Rafflecopter below. This giveaway ends at 23.59pm on the 28th of December. UK only, all entries are moderated and verified. All multiple entries will be disqualified as will any other invalid entries. Good luck!