Monday 31 December 2018

Reading Round-Up: Nov/Dec 2018

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Can you believe we've already reached the end of another year? I certainly can't!

In amongst all the festivities and seasonal cheer, it seems apt to end the year with my final reading round-up of 2018, featuring all the bookish happenings from the last two months.

Saturday 29 December 2018

2018: My Year in Review

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What a year 2018 has been! It feels as though the past year has zoomed by in a flash; I've definitely packed a lot into the last twelve months. Despite that, I still feel as though it's important to stop for a minute and look back on my achievements of the last year.

This will be my fourth annual round-up post here on The Writing Greyhound and every year, I really enjoy remembering great memories and the best bits of the year. 2017 was a real high for me, but did 2018 manage to continue the upward trend? Let's find out!

Thursday 27 December 2018

My Top 5 Books of 2018


So we're almost at the end of another year, and while I can't quite believe that 2018 is very nearly over, the close of the month means that it's time for one of my favourite round-ups of the year!

Following in the footsteps of last year, I've decided to continue my self-imposed tradition of doing an annual round-up here on The Writing Greyhound, featuring my top five books of the year.

My top five books of 2017 were a bit of a mixture, so let's see what 2018 had in store for me!

Tuesday 18 December 2018

Interview: Amelia Hendrey

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It's time for my final author interview of the year and what better way to round off a fantastic year of Q&As than with Amelia Hendrey? Someone with an important story to share, Amelia has kindly agreed to tell all to readers of The Writing Greyhound.

Tuesday 11 December 2018

Interview: Beth Burgess

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It's time to take a break from my usual author interviews with writers of fiction. Instead, join me in welcoming Beth Burgess to The Writing Greyhound! Beth is a therapist-turned-writer and she is here to share all the details of Instant Wisdom, her latest self-help book. Read on to find out more!

Monday 10 December 2018

Welcome to Our Home: My Workspace

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I want to start this post with a big thank you to those of you who have been following along with my feature introducing our new home. This is the last post in the series, but it's probably the one that most of you have been waiting to see! 

Today, I'm opening up the doors to our home for the final time (for now, at least) and giving you a unique insight into my study and my personal workspace. This is the one room in the house that I had complete free reign over, so I'm excited to hear what you make of it.

Friday 7 December 2018

Welcome to Our Home: Bedroom

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Bedrooms should be peaceful, welcoming places where you can easily relax and unwind. Although our bedroom is quite small, it's still super important to get the right atmosphere in this room - probably more so than anywhere else in the house.

In the fourth instalment of my feature introducing you to our home, I'm letting you take a sneak peek inside our bedroom to see how we've got it decorated!

Thursday 6 December 2018

Discover Coffee Your Way with Dog & Hat

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AD* | Over recent years, I have begun to drink more and more coffee. From chocolatey mochas to milky lattes and, occasionally, a stronger coffee, drinking coffee has become an almost daily occurrence for me. So, when the lovely folk over at Dog & Hat got in touch, I was more than ready to jump at the opportunity!

Wednesday 5 December 2018

Book Review: This Raging Light by Estelle Laure

Last Updated: 6 September 2021

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AD* | Can the best thing happen at the worst time?

Her dad went crazy. Her mom left town. She has bills to pay and a little sister to look after. Now is not the time for level-headed seventeen-year-old Lucille to fall in love. But love - messy, inconvenient love - is what she's about to experience when she falls for Digby Jones, her best friend's brother.

Tuesday 4 December 2018

Interview: Emily Harvale

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Now that we're in December, it's time for Christmas content galore! To keep the festive tradition going strong, this week's author interview is suitably themed.

Today is my stop on the blog tour for the wonderfully magical Bells and Bows on Mistletoe Row by the lovely Emily Harvale. Emily was kind enough to take some time out from her Christmas shopping to sit down for a chat with me about all things festive! So, pour yourself a hot chocolate, sit back and enjoy!

Monday 3 December 2018

How to Make Your Hair Christmas Party Ready

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AD* | December is here and that means there is only one thing on everyone's minds - Christmas!

However, the festive season brings a whole range of special occasions, parties and events that you need to dress up for, despite the cold weather. From the office Christmas party to a more relaxed annual gathering with the family, here are my top tips and tricks to make sure that your hair is Christmas party ready this season!