Dec 2, 2017

The future of this blog and thanks...

I am taking a break, and this blog is archived until I can work on my website. The reasons for this choice are:

  • Too much on my plate.
  • I am embarking on new adventures. 
  • Most of my animals have departed.
  • I have a lot of reading to do, so I won't be able to do many reviews at the moment. 
  • I'm on a social media detox.

Thanks for being a reader and subscriber. Here's some fun highlights of my blogging adventures for the last seven years.

Nov 16, 2017

Thirteenth Doctor

Jodie Whittaker's style as The Doctor has been revealed. 

I took to Polyvore to get some inspiration. 

Thirteenth Doctor

Burberry wrap around dress
1 515 AUD -

Missoni stripe top
955 AUD -

Allude striped sweater
535 AUD -

Burberry brown coat
860 AUD -

Proenza Schouler high waist trousers
800 AUD -

Marni green pants
1 040 AUD -

UNIF socks

Steve Madden military boots
145 AUD -

Miss Selfridge rhinestone earrings
7.90 AUD -

Bling Jewelry 14 karat gold hoop earrings
33 AUD -

Men s accessory
87 AUD -

Nov 15, 2017

Gingerbread at Moonglow - Review and Giveaway


This is the third book in the series by Deborah Garner about the Timberton Hotel and Moonglow Cafe, and the second one I have read.

You can see my review of Mistletoe at Moonglow here. I have to reiterate what I said, that this is a beautiful story to get you into the holiday mood.

Each of these novellas is a standalone story and they don't take very long to read. But they have a lovely familiarity, a cozy feeling, about them and you want to be friends with these characters.

Gingerbread at Moonglow, repeats the scenario that each year a small group of people gather at the Timberton Hotel for the holidays. For the last three years Mist has been running the Moonglow Cafe from the hotel, and it brings in both locals and people from afar.

Mist has a way of making all feel welcome. From the personal touches in their rooms, the fabulous menus, and the hand painted gifts, she weaves her own brand of magic making each guest happier. Everyone is special, everyone is included.

This year we have some familiar faces and some new ones, and it makes for a lovely little story. If you've read the other two you will want to know what happens with Mist and Michael, and I won't tell.

One thing about Deborah's stories is that they make you hungry. She describes all the lovely fare on offer at the cafe, and you just want to start baking. Just as well she has added some cookie recipes for you to try.

There's a mix up with the gingerbread house, which is cute and funny. But as with all good tales, there's a happy ending.

I received this book through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.

Read on for information about the book, the author and a giveaway.

Sep 30, 2017

Happy Blogoversary to me.

I started this blog in 2010 when I was enrolled in the Certificate of Library (Information services). It's called something else now. But at the time we were looking at our Information Literacy which, of course now days, includes social media.

I took a while to decide upon a topic for my blog. I had started a few Tumblr blogs and the one I enjoyed the most was called Books, Crafts & Pretty Things. So the name just stuck and I went with it. I was able to use my blog to get credit for some work assignments and it has helped me a lot to network with amazing people.

The first post I ever did was called "Best Ever Muffin Recipe".
My most popular posts have been about making crafts from books, like this one here.

Friday 29th September 2017 marked my 7 year blogoversay, and I am giving away two headbands, which can be used as planner bands (as shown below).

I crocheted all the flowers and used vintage buttons to attach them to pre-made bands I bought from Ebay.

I hope you enjoy them. This competition is open Internationally and closes on 15th October 2017 at midnight (Perth, Australia). 

Just tell me which colour you would like to win. This will count as your entry. That's it. There will be two winners chosen by random generator. They will each receive one headband of their choice from those pictured. I will cover postage.

f you want more entries feel free to do the following. The more entries you have, the more chance you have to WIN!!:

1. Follow me on any social media accounts. One entry per follow. 

2. Spread the news about my blogoversary giveaway. One entry per share. (Make sure you tag me or use hashtag #BCPTBlogoversary7)

This giveaway is not sponsored or endorsed by Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or any of the social media accounts I use to network which are listed on my Social media page here