31st July 2019 victoria

The phrase “smoke and mirrors” is used to describe the notion that things are not as they are perceived be. It is intended to make you believe something that isn’t really true. Earlier this month I went to see Spider-Man: Far From Home, and those of you who have seen the movie will know exactly what I’m talking about when I say smoke and mirrors… ***SPOILER ALERT*** (kinda!) What you’ll find in the movie is that it’s all an illusion. I won’t elaborate on that. That’s all you need to know. This isn’t the first superhero movie that has made…

7th January 2019 victoria

This is a story that I have not yet read. I am part of a wonderful book club and this is a book that they had recently read before I joined. It is highly rated amongst the books that we have read and I can see why! In short, the story is about four brothers whose parents have high hopes for them growing to become respected professionals. They are out fishing one day – against their parents wishes – when they come into contact with a local madman. He is an oracle of sort and what he says to them…

29th June 2018 victoria

Last week I celebrated my birthday on the beautiful island of Kos, Greece. Not just any birthday, it was my 25th birthday. That’s a quarter of century (makes me sound old)! I certainly look my age but sometimes I feel a lot younger on the inside. I can remember by thoughts as a teenager; what I thought my life should look like at 25. Because back then, 25 was a full fledged, grown, adult. And it is. But that is not synonymous with ‘put-together’, or ‘established’ and certainly not ‘perfect’. Being human and being perfect have to be polar opposites……

2nd November 2017 victoria

A couple of weeks ago I visited the beautiful island of Majorca in the Balearic Islands, Spain. It felt like I was looking at a picture. Breathtaking beauty. Here are some photos. Enjoy!

23rd September 2017 victoria

For my birthday this summer a friend of mine gifted me with a beautiful soap and scrub from Lush. I knew Lush was associated with beauty products but I had never been interested enough to see what the company was about to to try their products – until now! So, Lush is a British cosmetics brand specialising in soaps, creams, scrubs, shampoos, basically all things skin and hair. Everything uses a vegetarian or vegan recipe and they do not carry out animal testing. The business was established in 1995 by Mark Constantine and Liz Weir and has been going from…