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Friday, 3 July 2015

Five for Friday...

Lorali by Laura Dockrill*  3.5/5
A modern mermaid tale partly told from the perspective of the sea, this is a story that is packed full of very well dressed pirates, sirens, plenty of genuinely funny & at times eccentric adventure and intelligent, relevant comments on current media culture. A thoroughly marvellous example of young adult literature. Huge thank you to Hot Key Books for the proof copy.

It wouldn't be right to not mention the glorious weather! I'm a bit chubby for most of my summer clothes at the moment (working on it - still hitting the rowing machines!) so I bought a pair of fabulously jazzy trousers from nomad's clothing last week. Printed things aren't my usual style but they're so comfortable, like pyjamas that are acceptable to go outside in. Perfect.

Phantogram - Fall in Love

Ice lollies
Still on the search for a bubblegum calippo, but lemonade ice lollies are my current jam.

Rediscovering some stories I wrote when I was young
There's a delightful story about a penguin named plop, and one about a rabbit that's actually more about a plane ride to India than the rabbit itself. I used to sit for hours making little books and drawing matching pictures. I'm not sure when or why I stopped, but I'm sad that I did because I'd love to have more to look back on.

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Happy Friday!
Do you have any plans for the weekend?


P.S. Please welcome my second All Aboard advertiser ChrissyLilly - she's lovely!


  1. Bubblegum calippo?! That sounds amazing! xx

    Sophie | SophiesMakeupBlog

  2. The book sounds like an interesting one! Sunshine and ice lollies are heaven at the moment


  3. My favourite Callipos are the strawberry tropical ones!! Perfect in the sun :)

    hellomissjordan.com xx

  4. I hope you find the bubblegum calippos! I stumbled across them last year and they are SO good! x

  5. I'm on vacation this week! The forecast said that it'd be rainy, but I've been pleasantly surprised by sunshine, so that's on my happy list this week as well :D / I used to write loads of ridiculous poems when I was little. They're absolute nonsense, but so much fun to read! I wish my creativity still ran so wild! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

    1. I hope you had a wonderful vacation! xx

  6. Agh I haven't made ice lollies since I was about 5! Can you still buy those moulds? I'm assuming so... Might have to have a look!

    Hannah x

  7. I had my first ice lolly this week too...a mini milk. Made me feel little again. Really like the Phantogram song, will have it in my head for the rest of the day now xx

  8. That book sounds incredible, I'll definitely be looking that up! I LOVE that you included sunshine, the weather is glorious isn't it!? xx

  9. Ooh, how are you finding the rowing machine? I'm thinking of maybe getting a cheap one for my birthday :) I used to be obsessed with them but I haven't been on one in years so it might take a little getting used to! It's so scorching today. xxx

    1. Recommend it for sure, it tires me out super quickly but I prefer it to running xxx

  10. Er, what!? A bubblegum callipo!? NOM.

    Tara x

  11. Yay happy Friday! Definitely been loving sunshine and ice lollies as well, it is boiling at the moment! x

    Jasmin Charlotte


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