Quitting Sugar

Maybe that's a bit drastic. But my goal this year is to quit a lot of sugar. Just a few days ago I ran out of my creamer and now have to drink coffee with just honey. I suppose that's okay. I have successfully kicked the 'several cups of coffee' a day habit, and I have gone a year and a half without any hard or gummy candy. Only sweets in my life now are chocolate, which is sparing anyway (aside...

The Juggle Struggle

There is a definite juggle going on involving my hobbies and passtimes. At least that I've noticed these first two months of 2020. Honestly I'm not too stressed about it, but I have acknowledged it. It all depends on the time I have during the day. As I am a stay-at-home-mom my time is very occupied during the day. I'm sure it doesn't sound very busy or difficult but it sure can be. Between all...

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Review)

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams My rating: 5 of 5 stars Definitely glad I chose the audiobook version of this, Stephen Fry did a magnificent job narrating. This book is positively silly, and I love everything about it. I'm sure I don't need to write a review for such a popular book though. If anything, I'll simply mention that the audiobook version provides a lot of extra...

The Green Ember (Review)

The Green Ember by S.D. Smith My rating: 5 of 5 stars What an astounding book! I can't believe I put this one off for a couple years. It sat in my TBR list for a long while (and I honestly don't understand why, this sort of book falls right under my very favorite types of stories). Well, I finally decided to get an audiobook version of it to listen to while I worked around the house, I...

The Animals of Farthing Wood (Review)

The Animals of Farthing Wood by Colin Dann My rating: 5 of 5 stars My first introduction to The Animals of Farthing Wood was actually the television show. After having watched that many years ago, I found interest in actually reading the book. Turns out I ended up listening to it, but that was a grand experience as well. The audiobook I listened to was narrated by two people; Paul Whitehouse and...

Oliver: The Cat Who Saved Christmas (Review)

Oliver: The Cat Who Saved Christmas by Sheila Norton My rating: 5 of 5 stars Picked this up to read around Christmas, and ended up getting to it a tad late due to a busy festive year. When I did pick it up however, I loved it. I would have read it much faster (it is a very easy read) if my one year old didn't grab at the book so much while I was reading it. I could only really sit down with this...