Confession time. I’m a historical fiction junkie. Pretty much every book I read these days is set during a different era. It’s one of my favourite ways to learn about different periods throughout history. Through these amazing stories I’ve been imprisoned in the reign of terror during the French Revolution, lived through two world wars and been locked away in a concentration camp, campaigned for women’s rights in the late 19th century, and been privy to the rise and fall of families at the Tudor Court. So if you are like me and love this genre, or if you are interested in diving into a different era, then here are some of my favourites that I’ve stumbled upon over the years.
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Winter is typically the time to hibernate under blankets and waste countless hours binge watching Pretty Little Liars on Netflix. Or is that just me? Despite it being hideously cold outside it doesn’t mean that you can’t make the most of this season. Here are 10 things to do this winter:
“What’s Snapchat?” “Is Pin-interest like an online cork-board?” “Isn’t Tumblr a type of glass?” Are you sick of trying to explain social media to your mum and dad? Or have you yourself fallen out of touch with the ever-changing world of social media? What IS social media? In a nutshell, it’s a tool people use to create and share content online. What kind of content? Depends what you’re in the mood for. Let’s ‘update’ your tech awareness by ‘zooming in’ on some of the world’s most popular social media apps.
We all have our favourite books. The ones that we could reread over and over again. Sometimes it’s hard to even put a finger on why we love them so much. It might be relatable characters or a plot that is pure escapism. For me, I hold a soft spot for books that I read in my younger years. These are the ones that I will constantly go back to and read. It’s a way for me to relive my childhood and recapture nostalgic feelings and emotions. Rereading a favourite book is like a mug of hot chocolate on a winter’s night, a hug from a friend or unicorns. Pure joy. These are my favourites…
These days I find that I watch shows once and then move on. But there’s a handful of shows that I find I can (and often do) go back and re-watch from the start. Merlin is one of these shows. It starts out as a fun family show but it turns into a mature drama that often goes to hilarious and dark places (sometimes at the same time).
So strap yourself in for the adventure. And don’t be fooled by the small number of reasons to watch. These reasons are legit.
The finale of Downton Abbey recently aired in Australia and I’m still getting over the fact that there will be no more quips from the Dowager Countess.
But most of all, I’m really going to miss the fashion. The dresses, the hairpieces, the jewellery, it’s all to die for. It makes me want to live in the 1920s (as long as I was upstairs not downstairs of course).
Let’s run through the seasons and see just how the fashion changed spanning the years 1912-1925.
Fed up with listening to the radio during my peak hour commute (lame jokes, too many ads, not enough music), I have recently started listening to podcasts. I feel like I am majorly late to the podcast party. The little purple icon has been on my iPhone since … well, three iPhones ago, and I never bothered to open the app. And now I have, my list of things to listen to grows and grows. There is a treasure trove of interesting stuff behind that purple square!