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Stylist Live

      It’s not often (actually quite possibly rare) that I recommend something to you all before it has even happened.  However, this was one thing that I had to shout out about! If you don’t happen to live in a cave, are female (men you can attend as well) and can get your hands on a free copy of the Stylist magazine weekly then you will know that

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Beach Reads

Going on a holiday is the perfect time to lose yourself in a good book. So that was just what I and my best friend did (in between glasses of Prosecco and daily naps).  Whilst I managed to finish The Girl with All the Gifts, my best friend only managed to get to chapter four – so Jess, hurry up! However in her defense, I did arrive armed with every magazine

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Things I’m Reading, Eating and Enjoying this Spring

I don’t know if it’s the sun that’s making me do things differently, but today I thought I would share a few of my current favorite things that I have been reading, Eating and enjoying this Spring. 1. Deliciously Ella by Ella Woodward. Ella Woodward – the Vegan food blogger is officially my girl crush of the month.  Her easy to make healthy recipes have changed the way I eat

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The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins

I heard about Girl On The Train prior to it’s release and after being hyped as the next ‘Gone Girl’ I simply has to put in a pre-order hence the lovely picture of my Kindle above. Having already read the blurb and a few preview reviews,  I knew that this book was going to be very addictive.  The story was based around the main character Rachel who on her daily

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The Memory Book by Rowan Coleman

The Memory Book by Rowan Coleman is my second read of the month.  With fantastic reviews I knew that this book would not disappoint. What I didn’t expect was the story to be so captivating and life like that I simply could not put it down. The Memory Book is based around the character Claire and her family.   Claire is in her early 40’s and has juts been diagnosed

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We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves is a novel written by Karen Joy Fowler.  Unlike most novels the story is told in a narrative sense by the main character Rosemary. Rosemary has had the one of the most unconventional Childhoods that I have ever come across and is one of three siblings.  With the loss of her sister and disappearance of her brother, Rosemary grows up to realise that her

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Mrs J’s Advent Christmas Gift Guide Day Three

It’s day three of  my advent gift guide and the start of the office Christmas party season. For those of you that are are involved in a ‘Secret Santa’ with your colleagues or friends here are some ideas that I have put together from ASOS. Remember to stay inside your assigned budget – there is nothing more embarrassing than being a receiver of a way over budget gift. For the

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Daughter – A Book By Jane Shemilt

After seeing the poster of Daughter on nearly every tube journey to work I had high expectations for the Debut novel written by Jane Shemilt.  So when my friend Hannah lent me her copy I literally could not wait to get back on the stuffy Piccadilly Line for just 40 minutes of un interrupted reading time. Daughter is every mother /parents nightmare of their child going missing and not returning

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Sea of Sisters

The Sea Sisters by Lucy Clarke* It’s been a while since I read a really good book which I am quite ashamed to say.  Outside of a beach holiday there never seems to be enough Mrs J time as I have a tendency to never sit still! Different types of books serve different purposes and now I felt was the time for something more serious than some ‘chick lit’.  I

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Need a good book to curl up to? Prayers for the Stolen.

As the sun seems to have escaped us once again, out comes the fluffy winter Pyjamas and Disney Minnie mouse slippers, (don’t judge you are never too old to be a Princess!) and a good old book with a nice cup of hot chocolate. If your looking for a new book I highly recommend ‘Prayers for the Stolen’.   I heard about this book through my daily Emerald Street email and

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