Mini Book Reviews #1

I’ve become obsessed with books again. I want to read all of the time and all I think about is books. Obviously, that will be reflected here on my blog.

This post is the first of a series that you may see popping up every couple of months on this blog. I can’t know how often I will be posting my mini reviews as it depends on how much I’ve been reading. However, I’ll share my mini book reviews whenever I’ve read enough to make a decent post.

Now, onto the mini book reviews…

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

I’ve never been a huge fan of self-help books but I figured I’d listen to this audiobook. Maybe it’s just that self-help books aren’t for me or maybe this book just sucks, I really don’t know. But anyway, if you want to hear a privileged white man telling you something that you probably already know, then you might like this book.

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

This book made me feel every emotion that you could wish for a book to make you feel. I completely fell in love with the story and it made me see the beauty in life again. Anne of Green Gables makes me want to walk through nature, take in the beauty and laugh with a friend. Such a beautiful book.

Rating: ★★★★★

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How To Do A Personal Mid-Year Review

As we near the second half of 2021, it’s a great time to evaluate your habits and do a personal mid-year review. Are you on track to reach your goals? Are you being the best version of yourself? Is there anything you can do better?

You might be in a position with work or education where someone else will conduct a mid-year review for you. Whether you’re in this position or not, it’s always a good idea to review your year by yourself. You may see things that others can’t.

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Films I’ve Watched Recently ♡ The Tenth Edition

Oh my gosh, how am I already on the tenth edition of this post?! I shared the first edition back in December 2019 which really doesn’t feel that long ago even though it’s over a year and a half. What?! How?!

As always, some of these films are re-watches and some of these films are first time watches.

Now, here are my rating of my most recently watched films.

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Trying The Modern Milkman Service ♡ Is It Worth It?

I came home from town one day to see that The Modern Milkman had posted a flyer through the door about their service. I usually ignore that kind of stuff but I was intrigued so I looked up their website.

They seemed to have all the daily essentials that anyone can need. And it was all plastic free!

Since it seemed so great, I couldn’t help but place an order.

I placed my order on Wednesday and requested for my first delivery to be on the Friday.

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New Pokémon Snap ♡ Gaming Review

New Pokemon Snap is a relaxing and fun game for any Pokemon fan. In the game, players are tasked with helping Professor Mirror explore the islands of the Lental region. With your research camera at the ready, you become a Pokemon researcher who explores islands and takes photos of Pokemon in order to learn more about them and the way they live.

You are given unlimited access to the NEO-ONE which is a high tech vehicle that allows you to teleport and survive in all kinds of environments. You do not control the NEO-ONE as New Pokemon Snap is an on-rails game but believe me, you won’t feel restricted in this game at all.

I was never able to play the original Pokemon Snap when it was released back in 1999, so I didn’t feel the nostalgia that many others did when New Pokemon Snap was announced. That definitely doesn’t mean that I wasn’t excited though.

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Films I’ve Watched Recently ♡ The Ninth Edition

After rewatching all the Marvel films, I thought that I would have ended up in a bit of a movie watching rut. But it just didn’t happen. I ended up finding a love of different films that I didn’t expect myself to like. I even ended up watching an old black and white film. I think my preferred film types are changing… and I’m not mad.

But anyway, this edition of movie ratings may have a few films that I didn’t expect to like but absolutely loved. It’s been a good time for film watching.

As always, some of these films are re-watches and some of these films are first time watches.

Now, here are my rating of my most recently watched films.

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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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A Month With My 6th Gen iPad

It’s been a whole month since I bought my latest piece of technology and I’m still obsessed.

It’s all down to a Sky TV advert really. They were advertising the new iPad super cheap on TV so Simon and I knew that we had to get one each.

I bought the Gold 6th Gen iPad (9.7″) and I love it. It’s cheap and cheerful and great for blogging.

When I first got the iPad, air was shocked at how heavy it was. I think that was because I was used to using a MacBook Air though. Over time, I got used to the iPad being heavier and I don’t even notice it anymore.

The gold colour on the back of the iPad is absolutely stunning. It’s shiny and pretty and I just love it. It makes me feel classy for using it.

My absolute favourite thing about this iPad is that it is compatible with the Apple Pencil. I’m going to do so much drawing hen I eventually get the money to start drawing and get a pencil.

There are two things that I’m not a huge fan of though. The first one is the camera and then second is the keyboard.

The camera quality is pretty poor but I suppose that you don’t really buy an iPad for taking photos and doing photography.

The keyboard has to be Bluetooth as it doesn’t connect to a normal Apple Keyboard. I suppose on the plus side of this, the keyboard will be a lot cheaper and I could probably pick up a good one on eBay.

My favourite thing to do on this iPad is play games. Why are games so much more fun on a big screen?!

Have you ever tried the iPad 6th gen? If you have, let me know what you think of it.

Coconut Milk with Koko Milk

* This product was sent me me in return for an honest review. All opinions and words are my own.

As I mentioned on my Twitter account, I wanted to try different milks that are more environmentally friendly.

At the moment, I’m doing plenty of research into how to save the planet and the milk and dairy industry is just no good at all! If you want to know more then I recommend that you do your own research and see for yourself.

But anyway, Koko Milk contacted me and asked if I would like to talk a little about their milk on my blog. Of colours, I accepted as milk is one of my favourite things to drink. Especially when it’s warm.

Coconut Milk

This milk is a coconut milk which is full of benefits for your health. These benefits include…

  • heart health
  • bone support
  • immune strength
  • weight loss

Koko Super Milk

Koko Dairy free super milk is enriched with nine vitamins and minerals including…

  • Calcium
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B2
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D2
  • Vitamin E
  • Folic Acid
  • Iodine

All of these ensure that you are getting a balanced diet by boosting it’s nutritional values for all ages, from toddlers to seniors.

The milk tastes super yummy and creamy and I think I’m addicted now!

KOKO Dairy Free coconut milk is available from Asda, Morrisons, Sainsburys, Tesco and other supermarkets as well as their website.

I would definitely recommend that you give this product a try. It might be a game changer for you, like it was for me.

Hair at No4, Wrexham ♡ Review and Experience

As you probably know by now, I have very short hair. A few months ago, I cut off most my long hair into a pixie cut.

Now that I am sick of not being able to style my hair much, I am growing my hair out. You can read more on that here.

As I mentioned, you need to get your hair trimmed often to make it grow quicker!

For that very reason, I made myself an appointment to get a trim at Hair at No4 in Wrexham, UK.

When I went in the make the appointment, I booked it for the 6th. However, I decided I couldn’t wait any longer so I rang up on the 1st and booked myself in for the 2nd.

I couldn’t believe that they had last minute appointments available as I had heard that they are usually busy.

So, I woke up early that morning, headed to town and went to my appointment. I arrived early and they saw to me straight away. I was the only one in the salon which was great because I get nervous when I’m in busy places.

I explained to the hairdresser exactly what I wanted and she understood me straight away.

I was so happy with my cut. Now, it’s all even and I even have a little side fringe which hides my huge forehead.

Now my hair will grow out more evenly and will grow even quicker.

I asked the hairdresser how much it would cost and she said £14.50. I couldn’t believe how cheap it was. I got the perfect cut for the perfect price!

If you’re ever in Wrexham and looking for a hiarcut, then check out Hair at No4 as they are fab!

You can check out their Facebook page here.