Tag: reading

Tuesday Treat – The Ocean at the End of the Lane

You know when you start reading a book and you think, ‘Huh, this is pretty amazing’? Well, I got that from this Neil Gaiman book. I read quite a lot of different books, thanks to Book Group and picking up book tips from a number of places. They’re pretty varied. My OH picked this one up for our holiday in Cornwall. He didn’t think it’d be my cup of tea, but when I found myself between books, I picked this up and was instantly smitten.

I won’t give you a synopsis, mainly because I won’t be able to do it justice. I’ve never read any of Neil Gaiman’s books before, no particular reason, but this one just grabbed me. It’s a little unusual, but not so unusual that it’s difficult to follow. I found I couldn’t wait to go to bed just so I could read more. Even though it’s a good vs evil story, Neil Gaiman brings it to life so that it could be anyone going through it. Fantastic!

Have read anything good lately? You can check out what else I’ve been reading over on my Recent Reads page. Let me know if you’ve got any recommendations!

Tuesday Treat

The Simple Things magazine

I’m writing this Tuesday Treat post on Sunday morning, having just been reading the focus of the post: The Simple Things magazine.

The Simple Things magazine

I stopped reading magazines a while ago. I got fed up with not being able to afford the clothes in them, cook the recipes in them and generally felt like they weren’t aimed at me. Then, the people of Mollie Makes, brought this little gem out. I subscribed because the offer was too good to pass up & my copy arrived last week. I had a quick flick through & was instantly impressed. Even my OH thinks it’s a great magazine (He tweeted this & got retweeted by The Simple Things! Much pride in my house!) I wanted to wait for a suitable time to read it, hence it being Sunday morning. I’m sitting in the garden, drinking tea out of my favourite cup, in the sun & wrapped in a blanket (well, it is Autumn!). Perfect!

The magazine is fantastic & just my cup of tea. My favourite bit so far is the Tree Identifier. I love a good walk during autumn, as the trees are turning shades of red and gold, and there’s a nip in the air, wearing my favourite jumper & boots, then head home to a glass of red wine & a sit beside a roaring fire. Perfection!

I think, that in an increasingly busy & 24 hour world, we need to slow down for the simple things – heck, I’ve already done that by changing careers. Life is short, enjoy the simple things.

Thank you The Simple Things for making a magazine for me!