Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Book Review- Gypsy Princess by Violet cannon


Another book about Gypsys/ Travellers, this is a factual book based on Violet's life. I really enjoyed reading about her childhood and what she and her siblings got up to. I enjoyed reading about her experinces in school and the families differing views on education. Another great part was reading about the difference between gypsy's and fair folk. We have a travelling fair that comes every year to my hometown and i never knew they were classed differently to gypsies.

Overall this was a good read and very informative.

5 stars out of 5.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Book Review- Love Letters by Katie Fforde


Another Holiday read, I'm setting them up one a week hence this being october and i read it in august! 
This is the 2nd Katie Fforde book i took away with me. Another good read, the book's mains charactor is Laura, she works in a bookshop which she loves. As well as selling books she has a book club and also arranges book signings. At one of these signings she meets the agent who has nothing but praise for the event and as Henry the owner is closing the bookshop she suggests a job for Laura, organising a literary and music festival in the heart of the English countryside.
There is a misunderstanding and Laura is tasked with getting infamous writer Dermot Flynn to be the star of the festival. Over the past few years he has become a bit of a recluse, so Laura and her new friend travel to Ireland to see him and then the romance starts to happen :)

it flows like a typical Katie Fforde book and there is a bump in the love path, but thankfully it all ends happily ever after :)


4 stars our of 5

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Black and gold christmas card

#Card #craft #Christmas

I bought a forever friends christmas kit last year, and struggled to find a use for these tags. so this year i set to using them! The tag is from the kit, the papers are printed from a forever friends black and gold disc. The ribbon was reduced in hobbycraft, the rest are all from my stash.

Thanks for looking

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Book Review- A Married Man by Catherine Alliott


I have read Catherine Alliott in the past but she fell of my radar until recently, but i'm glad I've rediscovered her. After finishing this book i immediately got anther Alliott book to read. The review is to follow for that one! 
This isn't a deep book, but is well written and covers more things then the average chicklit book. The main character is Laura, who is a widow and has 2 children. She meets a man randomly on the dtreet and ends up following (stalking) him. Some of the reviews i have read didn't like this, but having never been through anything like this, i don't know how it would effect me. She leaves behind her friends to go live on her parent in law's grounds, due to money and child issues, the married man also lives near by. I'll leave you to read the rest of the book yourself, and enjoy it as it is well written with a couple of twist thrown in for good measure!

5 stars out of 5.

Monday, 15 October 2012

CAS christmas card

#Card #craft #Christmas
the title says it all for this card. The image was from the range 5 packs for a pound and 5 images per pack, excellent value i thought! i then layered it onto white card,red card, glitter card and then white card again, used a red card blank and added a simple greeting. this card will be perfect for one of my many nieces.


Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Book Review- Little Gypsy by Roxy Freeman


I Love MBFGW and when i saw the gypsy books coming out i wanted to read them. This book is interesting to read but i would say the author is more a new age traveller then an actual gypsy. I don't know lots about gypsies but i know being a gypsy is not just a way of life but more like a religion. 
Anyway i'm nit picking, i enjoyed this and would recommend reading this, it gives a good insight into life on the road and living hand to mouth.

4 stars out of 5.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

the 1st christmas card

#Card #craft

Here is my 1st Christmas card, i have made quite a few now, but not got round to blogging any of them, I'm sure I'll catch up between now and Christmas, if not then you'll be seeing Christmas on here next July!
This card is for my MIL and her partner Keith. I used Joanna Sheens Viva La Divas CD rom to make this, sprayed it with spray and shine, added red glitter to the holly, then found some green and white papers to make the background and used some green ribbon and red gems to finish it off. It's not my favourite christmas card i have ever made, but they always send us 'funny' cards so i think they'll like it.

I'd like to enter it into the following challenges


thanks for looking x

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Gone fishing

#Card #craft

I was supposed to blog this on wednesday but didn't sorry x
A quick card for my brother in law. not really keen on pryimage but i bought them so i'm using them up! Don't even know if he likes fishing, but they are on the list of people that don't send us a birthday card so they get what i don't like!

All the papers are from the scraps box, the greeting is from daisy and dandelion as in the topper. i added 3 card candi's from craftwork cards and job done!


Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Book Review- Changing Places by Colette Caddle


The cover for this book doesn't look the best, but she is an amazing writer, if you love Patricia Scanlan then i think you will become a fan of Colette Caddle as well.
The main characters in this book are 2 sisters Anna and Rachel, who have grown apart, but are held together by their cousin Jill. The sisters are slightly envious of each others lives; Rachel is married to Gary and has a little boy and Anna is married to Liam and she has a good job in an estate agents.  too much goes on in the book to write it all down here, but i was gripped to the very end of the book. nothing felt like padding or needed taking it, it all just flowed so well.

5 stars our of 5- I'd give more if i could!