Travel guide: Cornwall, England

Cornwall is the new ‘hot’ destination this summer in the UK, and I’m not surprised with its gorgeous beaches, walking routes, award-winning restaurants and microclimate. This is my travel guide for anyone heading to the South West of England this summer.

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Summer reading list 2020

Every summer I take a break from my monthly book club recommendations in place of my carefully crafted summer reading list. So, may I present to you my favourite book picks for summer 2020, including everything from romance and thrillers to non-fiction and personal development.

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June book club pick: The Switch by Beth O’Leary

This month’s pick is called The Switch by newcomer Beth O’Leary. The Switch is the heartwarming tale of Leena and her grandmother, Eileen. In need of a change they decide to swap lives for 2 months. The Switch is full of laugh out loud moments, relationship meltdowns and a whole lot of love. It is what I would describe as the perfect feel-good summer read!

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May Book Club Pick: Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

If you’re finding yourself bored in lockdown, I have a fascinating read for you this month to keep you busy! I was very intrigued by this book, and it has certainly sparked a lot of debate. This month’s book club pick is Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid.

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5 ways to accelerate your personal development during COVID-19

We’re week 3 into lockdown in the UK and with the potential of this pandemic lasting much longer than the initial period set out by the government, I’ve been thinking of ways to use this extra time for something positive – personal development! So, here are my top 5 ideas to keep you busy during isolation.

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April Book Club Pick: Normal People by Sally Rooney

This is the first post I’ve written since the COVID-19 outbreak. Like many others, I have been adjusting to the new normal. We find ourselves in unprecedented times and as we try to navigate what that means, we need to find ways of keeping busy, focusing on the positives and most importantly, having fun! As you know, I absolutely love reading as a form of escapism and relaxation so it’s great to be able to share my recommendations with you all. So, I’m excited to share April’s book club pick with you all, the amazing Normal People by Sally Rooney.

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March Book Club Pick: American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

American Dirt is a heartbreaking tale of a mother and her eight-year-old son on the run from Mexico to the United States, having escaped an attack by one of the most dangerous Mexican drug cartels. Unputdownable, if you read anything this year then it needs to be this book!

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February Book Club: Someone We Know by Shari Lapena

Each month I absolutely love browsing the book stores in search of my next book club pick to share with you all. This month’s choice is the masterful Someone We Know by Shari Lapena.

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January Book Pick: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

We’re back with the first book club of 2020 and the decade! This month I wanted to take it back to a book that was released in 2018 and is a must-read if you haven’t already – Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owen.

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Lessons from 2019, hopes for 2020

As we all get ready to welcome in the new year and a new decade with family and loved ones, I like to reflect on what I have achieved and what I have learned. So, here is my year in highlights.

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