SPRING WRAP UP

Hey stranger. Sorry it has been so long since I have posted. March and April have been very slightly busier than most of the past year. In the UK all our schools went back in March so after months of working from home, I returned to teaching. Kicking and screaming I might add. This month…

FEBRUARY WRAP UP

This morning I woke up to sunshine and blue skies. Spring has sprung and I am here for it. We have a May shaped light at the end of a very long year. Congrats everyone, we made it. Here are my February reviews and recommendations to take you in to the new season. Hope that…

FREEDOM

I want jetlag. I want long laborious transfers. I want crooked neck and cramp from economy seats. I want powdered eggs and instant coffee on a tray. I want sticky leather stuck to sweaty backs. I want sunburn. I want to moan ‘are we there yet’. I want liquids in a sandwich bag. I want…

JANUARY WRAP UP

Well thank god that is over. January has felt like the longest month in history. It is an extraordinarily dull month at the best of times, thirty one days of dreary, drizzly English weather accompanied by the infamous post-Christmas slump. This year we have also had to endure lockdown 3.0 so to top everything off…

NEW YEAR…NEW NOTHING

I am someone who always writes a list of resolutions for January the first, often these little lists sit abandoned and gathering dust by February the first but I like to have them anyway as sign of good intentions and organisation as the New Year arrives. This year I didn’t write anything. I didnt even…

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS…

CAN SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN TO ME HOW IT IS DECEMBER TOMORROW?! Despite doing decidedly very little this year, the months seem to have passed us by in a flurry of banana bread, Zoom and socially distanced walks. I feel like it was Christmas 2019, lockdown, a few weeks of summer and then somehow we have…

NON-FICTION NOVEMBER

I will read absolutely anything. I love getting recommendations from friends,family, bookstagram or seeing what my favourite authors are reading as that is normally a pretty good indicator I will like that book too. My preference is and always will be fiction because it is a greater escape from reality and that is one of…

CBD; THE NATURAL REMEDY WE HAVE ALL BEEN SEARCHING FOR!

Last year after a bout of intolerable anxiety, I was recommended CBD oil by a friend who had started using it to help her with chronic insomnia. She absolutely swore by the product and said she would take bets on it becoming the next big thing prescribed and sold mainstream in the UK. A year…

PROCRASTINATION 101

I am a writer with writers block. A sorry place to be. Nothing I write feels good enough to do anything with and because of that I havent been writing anything. I go to bed each night telling myself that tomorrow will be the day I get back on the path, tomorrow inspiration will strike,…

LARA READS

I have always been an avid reader, if you follow me on social media now you will have seen me shamelessly self promoting my new page @larareads on Instagram. I am sure that the daily uploads of book recommendations are clogging up your Insta feed. I would apologise for the relentless plugging of my lockdown…