The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon #bookreview #gem @gemlovesbooks

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon Buy it here Goodreads Paige’s world is so exciting; it’s full of magic, mystery and danger! It’s a very refreshing take on a dystopian genre with the beautiful writing, the language which is used and the imagery that has been created drew me in from the very first page…

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Rick and Morty. S3 Ep2: Rickmancing the Stone

Background I’m incredibly new to this show, but oh so very passionate. My ex introduced me to it and we watched all of series one in a single sitting. Every so often he would pause it to tell me something offensive was coming up thinking I would hate it and demand for it to be…

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Han’s Blogmas- Day Fourteen (Favourite Childhood Christmas Memory)

My favourite memory is from when I was a teen and is actually of Christmas Eve. My brother took me to see Small Soldiers. It was at the height of my love for Spinal Tap and couldn’t wait to identify the characters they voiced. Other than it being a good film, I remember little else.…

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Han’s Blogmas- Day Thirteen (How are you counting down to Christmas?)

In lessons. As a teacher, you’re often crawling to the end of term. It feels like there is no end in sight and while ‘two weeks’ might seem like it’s less than, say, 50 lessons; there is some satisfaction with crossing them off.

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Han’s Blogmas- Day Twelve (Winter Wonderland)

I was meant to be pictures of where I like, but either home (London or Liverpool) would be a bit rubbish so I’m instead going to provide you photos of the literal Winter Wonderland that overtakes London every year. Actually, since it snowed… you can have a bit of both…

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Han’s Blogmas – Day Eleven (Christmas food,whats on the menu)

So, I’m not really able to be creative with my Christmas dinner so, assuming I find Domnhall Gleeson under the tree this year (or a beautiful ginger substitute)… I’d like to have our three course Christmas dinner prepared for next year. Starter Chicken Liver Pate; made at home, with love, the night before. Main Roast…

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Han’s Blogmas- Day Ten (Show Us Your Cookies)

All three cookies use a gingerbread base of butter, sugar and golden syrup from this year’s Waitrose recipe: Christmas Gingerbread Recipe This recipe for gingerbread can be used to make a whole range of decorations, gifts and, of course, gingerbread people. Get the children to help roll and cut out the dough, and to decorate…

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Han’s Blogmas- Day Nine (Winter Items You Can’t Live Without)

  Essentially, everything above is my must haves for the winter. A good book, comfy socks and a good cuppa (If it could magically refill AND always be the perfect temperature, that would be amazing). I find having warm fairy lights good for getting me in the comfy mood too.

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Han’s Blogmas – Day Eight (What is on your list this year?)

To catch up on my previous posts, click the links: Day One Day Two Day Three Day Four Day Five Day Six Day Seven Today is all about my Christmas list. It’s going to be part in jest because I’ve never been one for writing a list. 5. A comfy reading chair. One that I…

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Han’s Blogmas- Day Seven (Handmade gifts: giving or receiving)

I’ve actually been all about the handmade this year; I’ve drawn my Christmas card and made up my own Christmas teabags by buying all the bits and printing my own labels. For people in work, I’ve made a Christmas trio of biscuits. They seem to have gone down well, the flavours I think Paul Hollywood…

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Han’s Blogmas – Day 6 (when do you open presents)

Short and sweet, but they’re opened before breakfast and as soon as we get up on Christmas morning. For a few years before my mum died, I’d get to open one on Christmas Eve. It was always pjs and given to me right before I had my bath and got ready got the evening film.…

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