THROWBACK || NEW YORK CITY

Tuesday, 19 November 2019



I officially brought out my 'New York' coat. That just goes to show how much the temperature has dropped here in Northern Ireland that I'm pulling out a coat that I wore in -4°C weather. Unsurprisingly, I wore this coat in New York City back in February and it was the warmest coat that I've ever owned. It was like a blanket. I got it out today for going to brunch and it made me nostalgic for NYC because I had a number of receipts from NYC in the pockets. I then realised that I never shared any photographs from New York on my blog. I have been the worst at blogging for the last while. I'm going to fix that. What better excuse to post than to throw it back to the start of the year?


I BOUGHT BOOKS IN GALWAY

Saturday, 3 August 2019


This day, two weeks ago, I was eating a delicious burger in Galway City with my mother. We went for Kate Mulgrew's author event as part of the Galway International Arts Festival and I couldn't go there without buying a book (or four). 

 

TRAVELLING AGAIN

Friday, 21 June 2019


I have grown to love making travel diary videos. I love watching them back and having all of the memories flow back. At times, it is confusing trying to figure out what we did on this cruise and that cruise because we've been on so many. We've been on seven cruises with Royal Caribbean now (eight altogether), so for the past four cruises, I've made travel diaries so that we can look back on the destinations and the ships and remember what happened when and where. 

I'm particularly proud of these most recent videos. I learnt a lot about Premiere Pro whilst making these videos. I have a lot to learn yet but for now, it's a start and I love it. I hope that you do too. 




RECOMMENDED READS FOR 'SANCTUARY'

Friday, 26 April 2019


After years of talking about books that remind of Sanctuary, I finally decided to sit down and share with you all the books that I have talked about. In the video below, I talk you through 8 books (plus 5 honorary mentions) that remind me of Sanctuary characters in one form or another. There are some books that deal with The Five, Magnus and Druitt, even Ashley to name a few. Check it out. 



So... I went to Barnes and Noble in New York City.

Saturday, 23 March 2019


Bit of a late-night post but I'm going with it. My family and I went to New York in February. One of my two goals was to go to Barnes & Noble and get a few *cough*Five*cough* books. My Mum allowed me around 45 minutes of unsupervised time to explore. That was enough time to do some damage but nowhere near enough time to fully explore. I will go back and do some more damage at some point. 

In the meantime, enjoy my February book haul also known as, the books that I bought in Barnes & Noble (and 2 books that I didn't buy there). 


MOST DISAPPOINTING READS OF 2018

Thursday, 24 January 2019


I am very grateful that most of the books that I read in 2018 were wonderful books. Most of my reads were very captivating and sparked my imagination but alas, amongst those 80 books that I did read, there were bound to be a couple of duds. Ten duds to be precise. In the following video, I share with you all the books that I hated and the books that disappointed me. I will warn you, I get very antsy in this video and I do not hold back. I'm talking cursing, people. You have been warned. Parental guidance warning, right here. 

 


HOGWARTS HOUSE IDENTITY CRISIS

Friday, 18 January 2019



Fun fact: the first time that I ever took the Pottermore House Quiz, I got Ravenclaw. I was so ridiculously happy because it was the house that I wanted. If I were on the stool with the Sorting Hat on my head, I would've been like Harry Potter, except I would have been saying, "Ravenclaw, Ravenclaw, Ravenclaw, Ravenclaw."

I love everything that Ravenclaw embodies; intelligence, creativity, learning and wit. I love learning about things that I'm passionate about. I love being creative. Being creative is what gives me life. I love painting, I love playing around in Photoshop and creating these flat-lays. I love it. Besides, the House's colours are blue and bronze - two of my favourite colours. Blue and silver in the movies which is personally my favourite combination. 


Then, the other week, I re-took the Pottermore quiz. As far as I was aware, my answers were the same. I don't think I that I answered any question differently the second time around. 

Well, evidently I did. 

The result: Hufflepuff.

I have always been proud to be a Ravenclaw. I have also always said that if I were not a Ravenclaw, I would love to be a Hufflepuff - a Ravenpuff. I have a number of Rowena Ravenclaw Lost Diadem pieces; pin and necklace. My ambition is to own the Lost Diadem replica one day. In terms of Hufflepuff items, I have Newt Scamander's scarf which is a vintage Hufflepuff design. 

In light of this, I am still a proud Ravenclaw, first and foremost with Hufflepuff tendencies. 

I'm obsessed with this House Editions for the Harry Potter series. I cannot wait to see the covers for the rest of the books. 

Have you taken the Pottermore test more than once? Has the result been different?



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