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Customer Service

By now all my followers here and peeps that came by to have a look would know that I am an avid reader. Thankfully I have passed this on to my two children.

Anyway, as there are so many interesting titles and genres available I found the best site to purchase my books to be the Book Depository.

I have no idea how many books my two babies and I have purchased over the years… I lost count. Nevertheless I have not ever had a drama. On one occasion I waited patiently for an edition but 5 weeks later I asked the question if it could be tracked as it may have been lost somewhere between the UK and Australia. A reply in less than 24 hours offered me a choice between a refund or a replacement, I chose the latter which eventually arrived. I wasn’t in a hurry as I didn’t plan it as a gift but rather for my own amusement.

This was the only time ever I had to get in contact until today that is….

In my latest order I included a Moleskine Booklight which would have been a fantastic tool for a late-night reader like me. However – after 24 hours charging it wouldn’t work. Silly me only now researched the item and it seems to be a common issue.


(Photo: Book Depository)

So – I wrote my problem into the “Contact Us” box and sent it off. Just over 3 hours later and I have already received the most polite apology and agreement that these lights possibly do not ship well. The kind Lucy than advised that the refund has already been issued as she cannot guarantee that a replacement item will work any better.

That my friends is service.

Well done Book Depository. I may have lost my booklight but I will not leave you in a hurry.

Stay safe and take care as always, J. xx

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My books

“Home is where my books are”

(Ellen Thompson)


There are so many book quotes and quotes about reading to be found on the internet but this one really hits the nail on the head when it comes to the bond I have with my books.

I cannot ever imagine to not having a book around somewhere. There are numerous bookshelves in the house and although I have now chosen the ones I can pass on I am reluctant to give them away without knowing the person it goes to and the care they will get.  Quite silly some would think .

But then there are also the “Must-Keep” volumes. They might be special prints, are of sentimental value, books I just love or just classics.

Here are 10 of my favourites:

His list is similar to my earlier posted blog.

What do you do if you have books that you cannot find room for anymore but need to find a loving home? xx J.

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Books in September

September is always a very very busy time in this household.                                               But I still try to read – even just a few pages before I go to sleep.

So here are the books I currently read and I have ready to start (one of which I am awaiting arrival).

–          Still reading >> The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare


I think this one takes me a while because I know how it goes since I have watched already Season 1 of Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments  on Netflix.

–          I am also still on >> An Echo in the Bone (Outlander #7) by Diana Gabaldon


I fear this story is losing me a little, there is only so much DAILY life I need to read about… but I will persist to see where it ends.

–          I have finally bought >>Empire of Storms, the latest book in the Throne of Glass series by  Sarah J. Maas


This one I cannot wait to get stuck into. I always seem to pick book series that are not finished and am surprised that I need to wait…

–          The last one for this month >>> Theft of Swords (Book 1 in the The Riyria Revelations) by Michael J. Sullivan


I have picked this one out of interest when I came across these recommendations by thelittlebookowl. This is a great little blog > go on and have a look at it.

There you have it; life seems pretty dull and boring without my books. Feel free to check them out or add some of yours in the comments.


Until then as always – stay safe J. xx

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Now that I have actually finished my Cosy Stripe Blanket and some fingerless gloves in between I am ready for some smaller and quicker projects.

After cruising the interwebs and looking through my leftover yarn stash I decided that these coasters by Marinke (Wink) are the perfect way to use my leftovers from the foxy gloves I made a view months ago for my daughters upcoming trip to Europe.

Only difference really is that I made a set of 6 🙂

Best thing about them: they are easy, quick and a perfect Christmas present (yep, don’t get me started but I hate to break it to you it isn’t that long to go). I know exactly whom to give it to.

With that I have started officially thinking about this years presents – have you?


As always – stay safe. Love J. xx