Monday, 24 March 2014

Review: Broken Silence Natasha Preston


This is the second book in the silence series by Natasha Preston If you wish to read my review on the first book which I obviously recommend you read first then here it is. Broken Silence cost just £1.19 for the kindle through Amazon and considering that the first book was free and leaves you needing to read the second, is quite the bargain.

I will keep it short because I don't want to give too much away. I enjoyed this book because I was able to experience Oakley in a new way as she can talk. This opens up a few new pathways for the story and I enjoyed it. Its definitely the happy ending that I did not think the characters were going to get.

Overall this series has been a refreshing change from vampires and werewolves and I enjoyed the new pace of the story. 

I hope that you enjoy this book should you choose to read it. If you have already read this book then let me know what you thought!

Em x

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Review: Silence by Natasha Preston


So I wanted to start off by saying that I got this book for my kindle from Amazon. It was a free book and you can find it here if you want to give it a read yourself.
I don't normally read the reviews that are posted on Amazon but I noticed that people had posted a lot of negative reviews for this book. There seemed to be two main problems so I just wanted to cover those quickly.

Firstly people were complaining that there were too many Americanism in the book when the story is supposed to be set in England. There are a couple, Oakley has a sweet sixteen and also visits a mall, I will admit that to me these things are american but who knows if some people in the UK have a sweet 16 or not? These terms are only mentioned once or twice and they are completely unimportant to the story that is about so much more than a party.

The second "complaint" that people had was the character descriptions. A few reviews said that there was not enough depth to the descriptions. I do not get this at all!! I love how the story focusses on Oakley and Cole as that is what matters. I'm not saying that the rest of the characters are not important but we don't need to know what colour earrings they are wearing or whatever.
Personally I enjoy having the freedom to use my imagination to view the characters in my head (maybe that's just me). 

So rant over what did I think of the book? 

Usually I hate romance books especially ones aimed at young adults but I am not 100% sure that I would class this book as a romance because there is so much more to this story.I found this book beautiful, Sad, Intriguing and Bitter sweet. The connection between Cole and Oakley was lovely and believable from the start.

This is one of the only books that I have enjoyed every single page without getting bored. 
I am in love with this book.

Em x


Monday, 17 March 2014

My Blogging Journey

When I started blogging I just wanted somewhere that I could focus myself when things were getting on top of me. My blog has certainly done that and much much more. 

As most of you reading this are bloggers yourselves you are probably thinking well Duh!! but for the few (if any ) that are reading this at the first steps of their journey then this is why i commit to writing.

I have been lucky enough to work with and review some amazing products and I hope to continue to work with companies in the future. I do not do this for profit and do not get paid for writing reviews (although I am aware that some bloggers get to do what they love for a living). I do this because I love it. 
I have learnt so much since I started reading blogs that I amazed at how clever and talented some people are. I love reading Do it your self tips, Make up tutorials, Hair tutorials and Craft blogs. 
I love writing blogs about things that I am excited about and the fact that you guys read them gets me really excited. I get excited with every new follower on Bloglovin and with every new view I get on my blog. 

I feel like I am getting more confidence with my writing and I hope that this shows. In the future I hope that blogging will gain me not only followers but new friends. 
As always thanks for reading

Em x

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Wedding Centre peices!!

So we have been looking for centre pieces for our tables at the wedding for a long time and originally
we were looking at candelabras but there was a little bit too much going on the table and with Jon being a fireman he didn't really approve of the giant candles in the middle of the tables.
 
We went to a professional table dresser who we had met at a wedding fayre and she quoted £18.50 per table for a tacky martini glass with fake crystals at the bottom. I hated them and I think that it is ridiculous to pay £185 for ten tacky tables.
 
I am sure that centre pieces are not normally difficult to decide on for most people. But for me I have found it so terribly difficult to decide what I wanted because lots of the ideas I have seen online are floral or involve flowers in some way and as I'm not the biggest fan of flowers (weird I know). 
I was looking for something simple and pretty but that doesn't draw all the attention away from the food or the other guests.
 
We went with Large fish bowls with a submergible candle, Blue stones and floating candles on top.
 
 
So this is what we plan to do (please excuse the glass it needs a clean) but the bowls cost us £40 for 12 from a florist supply store  and that price includes delivery. We thought this was a great deal and we love the way that the bowls look.
 
What do you think?
 
Em x 
     

Review: Harringtons pet food

 

A few weeks ago the lovely people at Harringtons Pet food sent me some of their puppy food to try with my puppy Louis.
Harringtons food is available in the UK and now available in France too in both 2kg and 10kg bags.
Harringtons Turkey & Rice Dry Puppy Food - 10kg
The packaging is really lovely and say that is goo for a whole bunch of different things:
* Healthy Immune System
*Healthy Digestion
*Reduces Flatulent Odours 
and much more.
The ingredients are readily available either on the packaging or on the Harringtons website (Link to website) which is great because many of the other brands that are available in supermarkets do not offer this information easily. The ingredients are all natural and the food smells better than any other dog food I have ever smelt.
 
 
 
 
Those things are great but what I liked most was that these products are free from any artificial products that we probably shouldn't be giving to our pets. 
Now I wanted to wait before I reviewed this product to see what Louis really thinks. He LOVES this puppy food. Before we tried Harringtons we were worried that Louis was never finishing a bowl of food but now he is digging in his food bowl trying to find more even after he has had his daily amount. He has begun to sit by the food cupboard when he knows it is dinner time which he never did before and he just seems much more excited about feeding time, Personally that's all the review I need. 
 
This food is so reasonably priced it is actually cheaper than the food we were using before. I will not be going back we will continue to buy Harringtons food.
 
Its a 10/10 from Louis and a 10/10 from me! good job the lovely Harrington Folk for creating such a yummy puppy food.
 
Em and Louis x