Travel Ramble – Tignes No. 2

Today I skied more than yesterday, swore at an annoyingly small thing and even had a little cry! I remembered to put factor 50 on my face today. It has been so hot! I’ve felt like a baked potato in my ski wear. The last run I did today, I did to prove to myself…

Travel Ramble – Tignes No. 1

Well guys, I’m back in Tignes again for another weeks skiing and the weather is lovely! It’s amazing seeing Tignes this time around in the sun because I didn’t really see much of it last year between not skiing and the terrible weather. This year marks a decade of skiing with my Dad and I…

Top Ten 2019

I can’t believe it’s the end of the year already! I also can’t believe that the anniversary of this site is just around the corner! It seems almost impossible to me but then I am constantly surprised by this blog. I had to separate my ‘Top Ten’s’ this year because I’m greedy. This Top Ten…

Top Ten Series 2019

This is the second of my ‘Top Ten’ posts for 2019. (You know I like to be extra!) I couldn’t show off my Top Ten without sharing what book series I read this year that deserve a mention. So, I created a Top Ten especially for book series! 1 Josie Quinn Series by Lisa Regan…

136. Father Christmas and Me by Matt Haig

Let the battle for Christmas begin . . . Amelia lives in the magical town of Elfhelm, newly adopted by Father Christmas and Mary Christmas. When the very jealous Easter Bunny launches an attack to ruin Christmas, it’s up to Amelia, her family and the elves to fight off the forces of evil. But can…

135. Explorers on Black Ice Ridge by Alex Bell

Ice princess Stella Starflake and her father Felix are in trouble: President Fogg has expelled them from the Polar Bear Explorers’ Club, and banned them from going on any further expeditions. Stella’s not going to be put off by rules and regulations though. She knows her friend Shay is in danger of turning into a…

134. The Good Sisters by Helen Phifer

1933, Mother Superior Agnes offers sanctuary to a desperate young woman fleeing for her life. Only to wake in the morning to discover a terrible fate has befallen one of the Sisters – in a room locked from the inside. Agnes can’t help but fear that she has allowed a great evil to enter the…

133. The Night I Met Father Christmas by Ben Miller

Jackson knows all about the flying reindeer, he knows about the elves and the secret North Pole workshop, he knows about the magic that allows Father Christmas to deliver presents around the world in just one night, but there’s one thing he doesn’t know …  how did Father Christmas become Father Christmas? That all changes when, one Christmas…

132. The Girl Who Saved Christmas by Matt Haig

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BELIEVE IN MAGIC? It is Christmas Eve and all is not well. Amelia Wishart is trapped in Mr Creeper’s workhouse and Christmas is in jeopardy. Magic is fading. If Christmas is to happen, Father Christmas knows he must find her. With the help of some elves, eight reindeer, the Queen…

Ramble #4

It’s been a funny old week! I had some extra holiday left to take, so I had Monday, Tuesday afternoon, and Thursday off work. I still haven’t read any books – doh! – I am reading like 4 at the moment, they’re all very good, I just haven’t managed to finish one yet. On Monday…