Blogmas 2017 Day 11: The best (un)official Christmas films!

And, by unofficial, I mean that they’re not actually Christmas films, but they still make me feel super Christmassy anyway!

The Harry Potter Series

For some reason, these films just make me feel so Christmassy! Plus, when better to have a HP marathon than by the fire with a hot chocolate at Christmas time? It’s just the perfect time for it!

Notting Hill

I love this film, and it just makes me feel so cosy and relaxed. That’s how I like to feel at Christmas time, so it fits perfectly for me!


This one’s a film that you can watch with the whole family! It’s funny, and there’s something about that little bear that makes me feel Christmassy. Maybe it’s because he’s featured in the M&S advert this year?!

The Sound Of Music

There is NO better time of year to watch a musical than Christmas time! The sound of music is so special to me, I just love it.

Edward Scissorhands

I don’t know why, but I’ve always watched this film at Christmas time so now it just feels Christmassy to me!


I think it’s all of the snow in this film (and this music, of course) but it just makes me feel so happy and Christmassy!

Moulin Rouge

Another musical! I actually got this on dvd for Christmas a few years ago, and ever since it has just reminded me of that Christmas feeling!

Bridget Jones

Another film that I always seem to watch at Christmas! I love Bridget Jones, I really really do 🙌🏻

About A Boy I loveeee this film! It just warms my heart so much, and Christmas is truly a time for heart warming films!

Mean Girls That iconic Jingle Bell Rock scene makes it Christmassy, right?! My life motto is that every time is the perfect time to watch mean girls, so Christmas is the perfect time too!

What films do you like to watch at Christmas, but they’re not actually Christmas films?! Let me know in the comments!


H x


5 Shows On Netflix That I Am LOVING Right Now

I’m a student, so binge-watching random shows on Netflix whilst writing essays is basically my life. So, I thought, why not make it a little more productive? So, here’s 5 shows that I am LOVING rn!

1. Line Of Duty

I heard a lot about this show when it was on BBC1, but never actually got around to watching it. However, when it appeared on Netflix, I convinced Zack to watch it with me and it is sooooo good, I love it! Uber dramatic, and a good British crime drama, I’d definitely recommend!

2. Jane The Virgin

This has to be one of my favourite TV shows, EVER. Comedic and full of drama, it’s a perfect balance for me and every time I finish a season (and have to wait for the next one) I really miss it!

3. Riverdale

The latest Netflix original that’s been SO hyped, but I can definitely see why! The next season comes out soon too, so I’d definitely suggest catching up with the first!

4. Black Mirror

This is such a unique show, that really makes you think about the world. Every episode leaves me a little scared for the future, if I’m honest, but it’s still a must-watch!

5. Atypical 

This show is so under-hyped, and i don’t know why! I really really love it. New to Netflix, it’s about an 18 year old boy with autism and his expedition into the big wide world of girls and dating. His family are also in the programme a lot, and it’s just a really good watch!

What have you been loving on Netflix lately? Let me know in the comments!


H x

T K Maxx Home Wish List

Hello, hello, helloooooo!

This post was inspired by a recent trip to Homesense, in which, I’ll be honest, I wanted everything! However, unfortunately, Homesense do not have an online store. But, another member of their ‘family’, T K Maxx, does! So, I’ve decided to create a T K Maxx Home wish list!

Vintage Brass Finish Wall Lamp

wall lamp

Down from £240, this lamp is such a great price at £59.99, plus it would go perfectly with my décor ideas for my future living room! I hope they still have something similar to this when I start looking in a few years!




Black and Gold Lotus Tray 

trayA bargain at £12.99, I just love how unique and quirky this little tray is. The perfect addition to spruce up any room!




Mini Mason Jar String Lights

lightsZack actually saw these in store, and if I’d have had the money I would have 100% picked these up! Mason Jars and fairy lights are my aesthetic right now, so these are right up my street.




Charcoal Grey Chesham Throw

throw.jpgI have a special place in my heart for throws and blankets, they just make everything so much cosier! I don’t know what it is about this one, but it just really appeals to me as I just think it looks so thick and comfy. Definitely an investment to make ready for the colder months!




White and Brown 3 Drawer Chest

drawersWhat a boring name for such an interesting item! I love how this looks like the drawers are suitcases stacked on top of each other kind of. Plus at £69.99, it’s not a bad price!





Copper Tone Coffee Canister

canisterI’m a sucker for copper, especially the ‘beaten’ copper look. This coffee canister is just adorable, and really fits in with the urban décor trend I’ve been loving at the moment!




Grey Laser Cut Storage Crate

crateI’ve been looking for a blanket box to store lots of cosy throws/blankets in for sooooo long and I think this one is perfect! Crates are very in right now, and so is grey!





Mirrored Hexagon Side Table

table.jpgThis is just so 1920’s and I’m so in love! I love the 20’s vibe, and I’m all for bringing it back in 3 years time!






Portable 2 Compartment Dressing Table

dressing tableI don’t know why I want this, I just know that it is SO COOL. It would be perfect for when I’m staying at Zack’s actually, and it’s only £12.99!






Set Of Two Wooden Coliseum Book Ends

book ends.jpgI am actually in need of some book ends, and these ones look like the Coliseum! Please don’t tell me that I’m the only person who finds that cool.






And that’s all for today! I hope you’ve liked this little wish list, and I hope you don’t spend too long browsing the T K Maxx site now!


H x




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Summer Holiday Reads 2017!


This post is dedicated to all of the books I managed to read whilst on holiday in beautiful Crete! I should point out that I had hoped to read a lot more whilst over there, but we went during a heatwave so I had to set the books down in favour of the refreshing pool! However, here’s a little list of those that I did manage to read, and also a little review of my thoughts! (Don’t worry, it’s spoiler free!). 

Dear Amy by Helen Callaghan

I finished this book soooo quickly, I just couldn’t put it down! Beautifully and sensitively written, this book explores the case of a missing girl Katie, and the letters her old school teacher is receiving from a dead girl. I just cannot explain how much I loved this book, it was so interesting and really well written. I would 100% recommend this book!

 Trigger warning: slight mentions of rape and sexual abuse, but these are sensitively slight and not detailed accounts. 

Rating: 5/5 stars! 

The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin

I picked this up in the airport (I couldn’t fit any more books in my case!) and I wasn’t expecting much from it. But, again, this book had me gripped! It’s a story like none I’ve ever heard before, it’s original and touching, a mix between a heart warming story of a mother’s love and a story of a little boy who cannot let go of his past life. I absolutely adored this book, and will definitely be recommending it to everyone I know! 

Rating: 5/5 stars! 

The Secrets Of Happiness by Lucy Diamond

Again, this book really surprised me! I’ve had this in my ‘tbr’ pile for longer than I care to admit, and the reason it stayed there for so long is that the blurb didn’t really draw me in. However, I finished all 400 odd pages of this book in a few hours, I just couldn’t put it down! It’s a nice, easy holiday read with love, sisters and secrets, and it really made me smile!

Rating: 4.5/5 stars!

Me, Earl and The Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

I know this is a film, and I know I have the film version of the book (which actually really annoys me) but I haven’t ever seen it! I wanted to read the book before watching the film, and I just haven’t got around to reading it until now. And, I’ll be honest, I was MASSIVELY disappointed. It’s not great, it’s not even good. The author’s attempts at constantly portraying a self conscious teen are highly annoying, and that’s coming from a self conscious teen. I didn’t even like any of the characters, the story line isn’t even really a story line, and the significant events aren’t built up at all. It just felt pointless. I kind of wish I’d have listened to the narrator who constantly reminds you that ‘this is a terrible book’, because it really is. 

Rating: 1/5 stars

Have you read any of the books featured in this post? What’s your holiday/summer reading list looking like? Let me know in the comments!

I really hope you enjoyed this post, I’d love to hear if you are now inspired to read any of these books!


H x
Links to books:

Dear Amy

The Forgetting Time

The Secrets Of Happiness

Me, Earl and The Dying Girl

Top 10 Halloween Films

Hello there! So, as some of you may know, I like my films quite a lot! I also really love Halloween so, when it gets to Halloween every year there are certain films that I just have to watch! These are a mix of classics from when I was a kid and scary films that I love as an adult (I love horror films!) so here goes..

10. Double Double Toil and Trouble


Who didn’t love Mary-Kate and Ashley as a child? I haven’t watched this film since we got rid of our video player, so quite a few years ago now, but it always screams Halloween to me and it was my favourite as a child, so it had to make number 10 on the list!





9.The Addams Family

Another childhood classic! This film makes me so happy and it just really puts me in the Halloween mood!

8. The Conjuring

I actually watched this on Halloween a few years ago and infamously stopped answering the door to trick-or-treaters after that, it was so scary!!

7. The Purge

If this was a list of my favourite horror films, the Purge would be a lot higher up! However, whilst it is a horror, the purge isn’t really Halloweeny so I’ve left it at number 7!

6. Twitches

Ahhhh wasn’t Disney channel just the best around Halloween? I loved twitches as a kid, and definitely wouldn’t mind watching it again now!

5. Friday the 13th

I used to watch this every year near Halloween with my family (not that it’s really a family film!) and I just love it! I also love that it reminds me of sitting and watching it as a family.

4. Scary Movie

Now, I know a lot of people don’t like the parody that is Scary Movie, but I’ve always really liked it! Anyway, it’s good for those who want to watch a comedic, light hearted film that isn’t aimed at children on Halloween!

3. Edward Scissorhands

Can this be defined as a Halloween film? Probably not, but I don’t care! I love this film neverthless and it’s spooky so why not!

2. The Nightmare Before Christmas

(And this IS a Halloween film because Tim Burton said so!)

Singing, dancing, animation, a hint of Christmas and no scare factor, The Nightmare Before Christmas is the perfect Halloween film to watch as a family, or throughout the day before you get scared!

1. Halloweentown!


I would watch this (and the rest of the franchise) over and over and over again throughout September and October, I just loved it so much! And it is still my favourite Halloween film of all, even as an adult!


My Summer Reading List 2016

As some of you may, or may not, know, I have come to the end of my three years of A Levels! In this time, I have had zero time to read (apart from my syllabus texts) so I CANNOT wait to FINALLY read all of the books I have gathered in the last 2 years!

I love reading about what other people are reading, so here is the list of the 6 books I aim to read this summer (1 per week I have off):

  1. The Book Thief

This is one of those books that I have been waiting to read for years, and I don’t particularly know what I have been waiting for. If you don’t know, this book is set in World War two Germany and about a young girl called Liesel. I cannot wait to begin reading this one, and I haven’t seen the film either so this will be the complete first time for me!

2. And The Mountains Echoed

I first read a novel by Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner, last year for my literature syllabus. Whilst I did like the cultural influences and story line of The Kite Runner, I was morally shocked and upset by some of the more disturbing scenes. However, I have decided that books are supposed to make us feel something, and this doesn’t always have to be something happy. So, I’m going to give Khaled Hosseini another shot!

3. Just One Day
This one I have seen the film to and, to be honest, I wasn’t that crazy about it. However, I have been assured that the book is much better. I did not like the film because I found the story line to be much too choppy for my liking, with none of it fully developed. But I’m hoping the book will satisfy my need for this.
4. A Thousand Splendid Suns

Another Khaled Hosseini novel. This time, about the experience of young girls in Kabul. I have been recommended this particular book by so many people, as I love cultural novels, so I’m excited about this one.

5. Where Rainbows End (Love, Rosie)

Two titles because Where Rainbows End is the title of the book and Love, Rosie is the title of the film.. but I have the film version of the book (no different content, just a different cover) so it’s called Love, Rosie. Confusing.Now this film I have also seen and LOVED. Shot straight to my top ten (and I watch a lot of films).I’m really hoping the book doesn’t let me down here, although I’m sure it won’t.

6. The Good Girl

I received this book as a Christmas Present last year and may have already had a sneaky dabble (I love that word) over the first few pages. However, I soon decided that the story line was way too good and I’d get way too immersed and never pass my A Levels, so I had to put it down. But, this means I now have the full time and devotion that this book deserves (from what I have seen so far).



Thank you so much for reading!

As always, I would love some feedback in the comments! Also, if you would like to read a review of any of these books, or maybe even a collective review of them all, let me know in the comments!




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