Book Review: Roots by Tara O’Connor

‘Wrapped in real family history and set amongst the natural beauty of the Irish countryside, Roots is a classic romantic-comedy adventure and a page-turning account of a young woman finding herself. On a journey to the old world ― she discovered a whole new world. After a messy year of heartbreak and setbacks, Tara sets off to Ireland in search of clues to her family’s ancestry, but what she found wasn’t at all what she expected. Some of it has to do with the lack of records, but a lot has to do with John, the charming cartoonist she met on Twitter.’

I stumbled upon this book when scrolling through Prime Reads on Amazon. Graphic novels are one of my favourite things to read and this one seemed pretty simple and cute so I decided to give it a go.

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Dating Advice I Wish Someone Gave Me

As a single woman who has been through quite a few failed relationships, I feel like there’s quite a lot of things I’ve learned now that I wish someone would have told me when I first started dating.

Back in June, I shared a post with you all where I explained that I was going through a break up. Since then I have been in and out of the dating scene and it just made me realise a few things that I felt like I should share.

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My Relationship With Food And Why Diet Culture Sucks

All I can think about is food. I will go to the local corner shop and buy as much ‘bad’ foods as I can, then I’ll go home and eat until I physically can’t swallow anymore. I’m spending so much money on food yet I never feel fully satisfied.

My relationship with food is confusing. I have all the knowledge I need to know what foods to be eating more or less of, I know all about portion sizes and I even know about macros. However, when I see food, my mind pretends to know nothing and just grabs whatever it can.

As you can probably imagine, this kind of eating pattern has meant that I have gained quite a lot of weight. But I’ll explain more on that soon. Let me just take you back to the beginning quickly.

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100 Things To Be Grateful For

I know that 2020 really hasn’t been a great year for most people, but that doesn’t mean that it’s all doom and gloom.

Sometimes you might have to search pretty hard for something to be grateful for but there will always be something. Even when you feel like your day is going terribly, there’s still something to be grateful for.

When you really think about it, there is so much we have to be grateful for. Here are 100 of those things.

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A-Z Of My Favourite Characters

People online keep talking about comfort characters and I honestly love it. Finding a character who brings you happiness in that way is just so lovely. I was trying to work out who my comfort character was but I couldn’t just choose one.

So, I decided to try making an A-Z list of all my favourite characters. I feel like this might be easier than choosing just one comfort character.

So, here are my favourite characters from tv shows, films and games.

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My Month In Gaming ♡ October 2020

October turned out to be a month of gaming for me. It wasn’t because I bought loads of new games or because there was a new release, it was simply because I didn’t have anything else to do and found myself playing on my Switch a lot. I’m not mad though.

Since March, I had only really been playing Animal Crossing. I was addicted and it’s what I spent most of my time doing. However, the Animal Crossing burnout has hit and I’m hardly even playing the game now.

Don’t get me wrong, I still love Animal Crossing. But I had to start playing something else. And I definitely did just that.

This is a photo of the Pokemon Sword case

This month I played quite a few different games so I thought I would write a monthly roundup style post to talk about the games that I’ve played.

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Animal Crossing Island Build Ideas

The online Animal Crossing communities can be so much fun. I absolutely love seeing what people have been working on for their island and seeing people having so much fun playing the game.

I know that sometimes the Animal Crossing Twitter community can be a little harsh but overall, it’s such a wonderful place. I do love to have a scroll though the #ACNH hashtag often though.

I found myself struggling a little when it came to thinking of area ideas to fill my island which is why I found myself scrolling through ideas online. I found some lovely area ideas so I thought that I would compile a list here on my blog so you all have some new ideas too.

So, if you’re looking for area inspiration for your island then look no further…

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My Autumn Bucket List 2020

Summer has been a pretty odd experience this year so I’m glad that it’s finally coming to an end. Although, I would say that about summer any year because I just really don’t like the heat too much.

I’ve always been a bigger fan of the colder weather so naturally I prefer Autumn and Winter over Summer. Autumn has just always warmed my heart. It makes me think of fresh starts and beautiful aesthetics.

Whenever it starts to feel a little bit cooler, I start to look forward to movie nights under a blanket with a hot chocolate and marshmallows.

But anyway, since Autumn is here and has been for about a week now, I figured I would share my 2020 Autumn bucket list with you all…

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A Little Look Back On The Positive Moments From My Lockdown Experience

When 2020 started, I felt like it was a fresh start with a whole bunch of new possibilities. Little did I know, 2020 had a different idea for all of us. This year just really hasn’t been too kind. However, I have decided to look back over the whole 2020/lockdown experience in a more positive way to see what good things have happened so far this year.

So yeah, let’s throw on our positive pants and think about what we are grateful for…

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