Best places to visit along the South West Coast Path

The South West Coast Path is England’s longest trail stretching 630 miles from Minehead in Somerset to Poole Harbour in Dorset. It runs along the coastline of Exmoor, into North Devon and through Cornwall. The path offers extraordinary scenery, breath-taking views and a walk to suit everyone’s needs. It has strenuous, steep sections, rolling hills…

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The Ultimate Book Recommendations From Every Fiction Genre: Pt.3

Feature Image: https://www.readitforward.com/essay/article/17-books-were-excited-to-read-in-2017/ Disclaimer: The links to the book listed, are Amazon affiliate links – so if you are inspired and decide to buy it, I benefit a little too. We’re sharing the love! … Mystery & Crime This is also sometimes called detective fiction. Simply it’s a ‘who dunnit’ narrative. Whilst these books can be…

The Ultimate Book Recommendations From Every Fiction Genre: Pt. 2

Feature Image: http://www.walsom.com/illustrations/commercial-retail/bookshop-interior-4.html Disclaimer: The links to the book listed, are Amazon affiliate links – so if you are inspired and decide to buy anything, I benefit a little too. We’re sharing the love! … Graphic novel  Some books aren’t defined by their content but by their form. Graphic novels are a visual form of literature,…

The Ultimate Book Recommendations From Every Fiction Genre: Pt. 1

Feature image: https://www.brainpickings.org/2012/11/13/my-ideal-bookshelf-jane-mount-thessaly-la-force/ “So, what do you want to do in the future Becky?” Umm…anything to do with books! Recently I have put my serious thinking hat on about what I might want my career and future to look like. When faced with the largest, scariest, open-ended questions such as ‘Where do you see yourself…

Travel in 2021: how to make the most of your local area

It is nearing the end of March and the sun is shining, Uni term is finishing, and the vaccine programme is reaching more and more people, meaning thinking about travel in the not-so-distant future is something to dream about again. Whilst I can’t wait to explore wider, further and deeper into different landscapes, cultures and…

Love After Love by Derek Walcott

In light of Valentine’s Day, I thought I would have a look at a love poem and draw on some of my thoughts from my own heartbreak through my love of literature. Here’s Love after Love by Derek Walcott:  The time will come when, with elation you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror and each…

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Book Review: Crime and Punishment, Dostoevsky

Crime and Punishment is a widely known novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky, a giant of Russian literature, published in 1866. The book is not a crime novel: instead it is a novel where crime has happened. It is not a fast-paced thriller, but rather a fascinating slow-burner. Almost immediately the identity of the criminal is revealed,…