6 ways to practise self-care that don’t involve a face mask!

6 ways to practise self-care that don’t involve a face mask Self-care has become big business in recent years, with almost every company selling products designed to de-stress or pamper yourself. While all these things are great, self-care can be a lot more basic and simple than buying expensive cosmetics. When you’re having a down…

How to pick yourself back up after a fall

How to pick yourself back up after a fall Happy Monday everyone! This is my first post in a while and it has been a tough month. How did March treat you? I posted at the end of February about my reasons for taking a break, but I am excited to now be dipping my…

Mini Blogging Break

Mini Blogging Break You may or may not have noticed that I’ve not been around much this week.Life is busy and blogging is something that often has to fit around that busy life. I think that bloggers often worry about taking blogging breaks because it can feel like you’re losing your audience, or you’re letting…

Burning the candle at both ends

Burning the candle at both ends I am writing this post from a place of near exhaustion. I’m not intending to moan, but to give some context to what’s going on behind the scenes of the blog. I started blogging properly in July last year and have posted almost daily since then…that’s a lot of…

Multilingual flashcard: Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to me! This is just to say thank you to everyone who has taken the time to say Happy Birthday today! While a birthday isn’t as much of an event for adults as it often is for children, I have been really touched by how many people have wished me well today and…

Six for Sunday: Reasons I Love Blogging

Six for Sunday: Reasons Why I Love Blogging Back to school is always a fascinating, yet tough time of year and I’m afraid that I have missed a few prompts for #SixforSunday. Yet, I do love blogging and the opportunities it has opened up for me, so here are six reasons why! Getting to be…

Giveaway! Book and goodie pack!

Book Giveaway! Don’t miss this chance to win a copy of The Potion Diaries, plus lots of goodies to give yourself a treat! The prize includes: A brand-new copy of The Potion Diaries by Amy Alward A pair of cute unicorn socks Four magnetic floral bookmarks in pretty colours A purse with cute animals (think…

5 tips to fit more language learning into your life

I know, I know – you’re busy, I’m busy, the whole world is busy. I feel like I spend most days in a battle with the neverending to-do list, rushing from one task to the next while new things I have to do get added. The fact is, life is busy and it isn’t always…

Six for Sunday: Questions I always get asked

#SixforSunday – Questions I get asked Welcome back to another week of #SixforSunday,¬† created by Steph from A Little But a Lot. The theme for this week¬† is questions that you always get asked. There are definitely a few that immediately popped into my mind, but getting six is always tough! What are you reading?…

Multilingual flashcard: Breathe

Breathe in 10 languages Happy Monday everyone! I am back to work today after an incredible weekend away walking in North Wales. At first I was a bit worried that I would be exhausted by going away instead of staying at home and catching up on all the chores. But, in fact, going away for…

Off to Wales!

Your regularly-scheduled post (which I had planned to be a review of YA Shot, whoops) has been postponed because I’m going away for the weekend. In a few weeks my school will be taking the Year 6s to climb Mount Snowdon – yay! Some of the teacher have to go to check the route, make…

Multilingual flashcards: I’m tired!

“I’m tired” in 10 languages Today’s post was supposed to be a recap of YA Shot, which was an amazing event where I got to meet loads of lovely people – authors, bloggers, publishers etc. Unfortunately it was also a very long day so I’m exhausted. I spent most of yesterday sleeping, then getting ready…