Thursday, 21 July 2016

Dressing My Husband For The Day ǀ Fashion

We will have been married for 9 years at the end of next month and yet there is still something which continues to divide

James has a very simple style which centres mainly around the colour blue, the darker the better.  He will, occasionally, branch out to dark grey or sometimes even black but that is pretty much where it ends.  Unless you are talking about garish flowery shirts and then he can't seem to get enough of those!

So when I was asked whether I would like to create a post around how I would dress him for the day I had to smile.  I shall try to keep my own personal preferences under wraps and think about how we could reach an agreement on some of the very stylish items featured at House of Fraser.

There is a huge choice of shorts and tops from House of Fraser that it was really tricky to choose but I finally settled on a choice of two items from each department which I think would be two pretty good looks when we go on our holiday in a couple of weeks.

James' style is very laidback overall and I have tried to find a nice blend of items which aren't too wild in colour; I think they pretty much meet any brief that he would give me about the type of items he would be willing to wear and who doesn't look a Jack & Jones tee, even if it is bright in colour?!  

What do you think of my chosen looks?  I think James would be pretty pleased!

This is a collaborative post

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

BookTube-A-Thon 2016 ǀ Books & Writing

It's no secret that I love reading and at the start of the year I decided to blend a slightly different focus into my Youtube content and began sharing regular book videos.  I was excited to discover that there is a whole community of 'booktubers' who love nothing more than sharing and discussing their thoughts on books.  I was in heaven!

There was so much going on from Q&A's to monthly round-ups, book hauls to readathons and I have been dipping in and out of joining in with them all.  This past week has seen me joining in with something called the 'BookTube-A-Thon' a week dedicated to reading and various different challenges.

The basis of BookTube-A-Thon means that you pretty much have to read one book a day, something I have never previously managed to do but having finished my freelance work for the summer with the kids still at school and the sun blazing down, I was pretty confident I could give it a whirl.  Who needs clean clothes, a tidy house and home cooked food anyway?!

So far, so good.  I have read two books and completed the first two challenges.

I'm about halfway through my book I'm reading 'only after sunset' (see my TBR video here for the different challenges involved) and 100 pages into The BFG which is my choice for the book to movie adaptation challenge.

Unfortunately, I have left my biggest books until last which is making me a little less confident about getting them all read by Sunday; I did notice with Cinder that I had to keep reminding myself to slow down and take in the words and not speed-read.  Whilst the purpose is to get the books read within the week I still think you need to appreciate and enjoy the books themselves, surely?

Hopefully though the rest of the week will be just as successful!  I'll let you know.

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