Saturday, 25 June 2016

The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train is one of the books that I have seen and heard the most about in a long time, I'd been meaning to pick it up for so long, and then on a pre-holiday book haul with the girls, I finally took it to the till, it was the first book I read on my holiday, and from the opening page I was gripped, I didn't want to put it down.

The narrative follows Rachel, who's life has drastically changed, she has gone from a happy marriage, to being a lonely alcoholic who has become obsessed with her previous life, the narrative then flips between Rachel, Megan & Anna.

I was on the edge of my seat through the entirety of the novel, I had to know what was going to happen next, and the twist at the end took me by complete surprise, I loved every second of reading this book, and was very excited when I saw a trailer for the upcoming film!!! Some may find it difficult to become so integrated into a fictional world, but this book breaks those boundaries, you want to solve the mystery, help the characters, and the only disappointment I found with this book, was that I wanted more, I wanted another novel, or for it to never end!

Have you read The Girl on the Train?

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Thursday, 23 June 2016

A Relaxing Afternoon with Ocean Loans

So, let's be honest, having a bit more money than usual helps us all out, it means we're less stressed, and means that we can treat ourselves to an otherwise rare luxury. When Ocean got in contact, and said they'd love to allow me to go and have a relaxing afternoon, I knew instantly what I was going to do, Morelli's ice-cream is something which Tom introduced me to, it used to be the brand of the ice-cream parlour in Harrods, but they've recently changed, and I was devastated. Now don't get me wrong, it is expensive, but it is so worth it. On my last trip to London I was strolling round Covent Garden and saw a permanent Morelli's cafe...

So when in London for my 21st, we couldn't not stop off for a Sundae, I went for a chocolate fudge concoction, and Tom changed one of their creations, and ended up with strawberry ice-cream, banana ice-cream, and fresh strawberries! With no indoor seating, it is definitely preferable on a warmer day, and we were incredibly lucky with the weather, so we sat on the tables, and let people wander past up gazing at our delicious looking Sundaes.

After we finished up our ice creams, or atleast attempted to, we had a stroll around Covent Garden, it's such a lovely place to have a relaxing afternoon, with performers and magicians on every corner, classical musicians serenading you as you're eating dinner, and loads of shops for you to spend all your money in! A trip into Chanel, and five minutes later I was leaving with a new lipstick and nail varnish.

How would you spend an afternoon if money wasn't an issue?

*This post has been kindly sponsored by Ocean Loans.

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