Curly Girl Method: Cruelty Free

First of all, I need to apologise for being so quiet here. I'm pretty swamped with work, I've just submitted book one to the copyeditor, and I'm in the middle of writing book two. So it's all a bit mad here! Visit my author site for more info on my books. Readers of this blog [...]

Sand&Sky: A miracle product from Australia

If you haven't seen Sand&Sky advertised on social media, where have you been?! Crawl out from under that rock of yours, and grab yourself a tub of this miracle face mask. Whenever I products being celebrated as a miracle product, I tend to turn my nose up. It's a big claim to make, but if [...]

My Cruelty Free Journey: Cosmetics

I've been meaning to go cruelty free for years. It's one of those things that I've always been intending to do - testing on animals is abhorrent, and so unnecessary in this day and age - but when it came to it, I never followed through. So this time, I took it seriously. I started [...]

The Battle For ‘Ms’: Why are we so obsessed with titles?

Titles. For some reason, Brits think they're incredibly important - especially when it comes to women. But why are we so obsessed with determining whether a woman is married or not? The above picture outlines the conversation I had this afternoon with a customer service agent while attempting to renew my car insurance. He was [...]

S.N. Lemoing talks about the problem of finding a book cover

As an indie author, I have to do a lot of things by myself, and finding a good cover is one of our worst nightmares - unless you're skilled at graphic design. For those of us who aren’t, we have some solutions: pre-made covers which can be affordable, or attempting photomontage.  As I write about [...]

Getting Into The Christmas Spirit

Ah, November. Once Bonfire Night is out of the way, and we've all finished trampling one another in the Black Friday sales, it's socially acceptable to get Christmassy. But what does it mean to get into the Christmas spirit these days? We've all heard the saying, it's not Christmas until you've seen the Coca Cola [...]

Brexit: See Y-EU Later

Many of us have woken up this morning to news that Britain has voted to leave the European Union. The result was always too close to call, but, on Thursday 23rd June, 52% of British voters voted to leave. Scotland is reportedly considering another referendum to break with Britain, meaning it will remain in the EU [...]

From Woman To Wife: A Feminist Affair

I can imagine the headlines now. "Woman Takes Day Off Being Feminist In Order To Marry!", as Laura Bates, founder of Everyday Sexism, joked in this article. We've set the date, informed the guests, and given notice at the registry office. It's happening - your favourite blogger is getting married later in the year. We were [...]

Skeleton Run by John L. DeBoer

The Bandwagon reviewer James McStravick reads Skeleton Run by John L.DeBoer. James McStravick by day is a mild mannered Software Tester and by night he runs the Observant Raven blog ( The blog is dedicated predominately to book reviews  with the odd dabble in articles focused on all things bookish. He loves nothing more than reading [...]

By The Hands of Men by Roy M. Griffis

Guest reviewer Rosie Amber reviews By The Hands of Men by Roy M. Griffis. Rosie runs her own wonderful blog, which is always busy and full of life. Check it out here. By The Hands Of Men is a WW1 drama set mainly in the Passchendaele area of Flanders. This small village north-east of Ypres [...]