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Bullet Journal

I have just discovered this craze called “Bullet Journal“. Well, about 5 weeks ago. In these  5 weeks I have learned to keep changing it to suit my needs and habits, I have made two (yes, not one but two) covers for it. I mean, I never have been making things with my sewing machine (just fixing things, mainly shortening denims or other pants).

Now I have made two! Below is the cover I use at the moment:

I spent an enormous amount of dollars on stickers, pens, washi tape



and different journals. I have watched some amazing “BuJo experts” on how to make the BuJo (Bullet Journal) my own. Mine is probably not so much a BuJo but just a journal I enjoy using and playing with. As I am still developing it I am just using a very cheap spiral book.

As you can see; my pages are nothing like some of the gorgeous journal designs you can see all over the internet. But I get it; it has to suit me and my needs and so far I am still using it 🙂

I actually do have a couple of pages in the back reserved for my son in the event that we have to go out and he gets bored. As he is an excellent artist when it comes to drawings he is allowed to doodle in these special sections if he is inclined to do so.

If you want to find out more I have linked to the original BuJo page which will explain the basics and origins as well. There are hundreds and hundreds of ideas to be found all over Pinterest, Instagram and the internet in general.

So there you have it. Stay organised and plan ahead with your own version of the BuJo or another form of planner. Which do you prefer?

Take care and stay safe – 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