Bath: Stars and Sugar Skulls

At some point I decided it had been far too long since I had been back to Bath, so we booked a trip and stayed for two rainy October nights. I have blogged about Bath before, enchanted by its Roman and Georgian history, and its enthusiasm for Jane Austen. This…

Board Games Night with giffgaff*

Last night I hosted a board game night for some family and friends that I don’t get to see all that often.  Adult schedules and the inconvenience of distance means staying in touch isn’t as easy as it used to be when we were young, so I was really interested…

Roll for the Galaxy

Recently we visited Twist for the first time – Plymouth’s first board game cafe.  We signed up as members earlier in the year to support the opening of the cafe, and were thrilled to finally collect our membership cards and try out the space.  It is the third board game…

Book Review: Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata

I read a fascinating book recently, a short novel by Japanese writer Sayaka Murata called Convenience Store Woman.  The cover is what initially captivated me, a bold yellow colour with a name tag on the front, and a blank-faced Japanese lady peering out (into my soul, I thought).  I was…

The 1000 Miles Challenge

One of my goals for 2019 was to reach a healthy BMI, and like many fitness resolutions, self-motivation for this one fizzled out a little as the year went on.  I recently bought a treadmill for keeping fit during the colder periods of the year, and with that purchase tried…

Summer Gaming

I  have tried a lot of new games over the past few months, and made so many great memories.  Now life feels more settled, I am really enjoying putting my hours into one of my favourite hobbies.  I wanted to share those gaming experiences that really stood out from the…

If We Were Having Coffee…

This last month has been the beginning of a new era for me, and it’s been an exciting and nerve-wracking time of change.  I feel simultaneously overwhelmed with everything that is currently being juggled, and also completely alive and buzzing that life is so exciting.  Luckily, I’ve got my trusty…