Answering Your Questions About Books | Ft. Instagram

Hello, welcome back to my blog!

Today I will be answering some questions that you asked me on my Instagram story: all about books and reading. I found them all very good, but only picked ten! I hope you enjoy 😊

Do you have a certain place at home for reading?

Usually my bedroom where I can block out any noises, though the garden can be nice. My bed is very comfy and no-one can disturb me there!

Bookmark or random piece of paper?

You may have seen my cute beaded bookmark in my Instagram photos. I will always use that one, but if I don’t have it with me I’ll use a random piece of paper.

Can you stop reading at any point in time or do you have to stop at a certain point, page or chapter?

I try to read until a page ending in 00 (like 100, 200) though sometimes I have to put my book down at the end of a paragraph.

Do you eat or drink while reading?

I sometimes have chewing gum, or a glass of water. Though when I am drinking, I get a bit distracted from the book because I’m concentrating on two things.

Can you read whilst listening to music or watching TV?

I can read on the bus or train, though most of the conversation is blurred over eachother. However, at home, I can’t read with music or TV in the background. Music is too distracting and even ‘calm’ music is too much for me 😂

One book at a time, or several at once?

Just one at a time. I means I can finish them faster, usually.

Reading at home or everywhere?

Wherever I can! Library, train, social occasions even…

Do you read ahead or skip pages?

I do read very fast and miss things sometimes but I never skip pages!

Reading out loud or silently in your head?

Always silently, I don’t want people hearing the context of some of the books I read…

Breaking the spine or keeping it new?

Most of the books I read are borrowed from the library so I have to keep them in good condition! If it’s my own, I read it comfortably. If that breaks the spine then it’s just unfortunate. Though I try to keep them new so that I can give them to a charity shop with it looking nice.

Thank you for reading! I would love to hear your answers to these questions in the comments below.

I hope you have a lovely day!

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How To Be More Eco-Friendly (Even As Teens!)

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I know many of you are passionate about cutting down on plastics and saving the environment, but how do we do that? I am sharing with you, today, some easy ways to make sure you are doing the best for the environment. So even though we can’t vote for better government, we can change a few things in our everyday life.

Don’t Buy Books

It will help save our planet and it will save you money! Use facilities like the library to read books. I am a massive bookworm, as many of you will know, but I don’t need books to prove that. I use the library, and occasionally a charity shop. If I ever buy from a charity shop, I always return it once I’ve read it. Not only does this help a charity, it helps you. You no longer have to find space to store that book.

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My Summer Bucketlist 2019

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I don’t know if you are aware of the American Youtuber: Haley Pham. A couple of weeks ago she released a video called ‘My Summer Bucketlist’ and I was really intrigued. She complied a list, in her bullet journal, of what she wanted to do with her long summer break. I actually have a couple of weeks left of school so my list will not be as long. Also, I am very busy in August time so that’s nearly a month gone. Still, there are a few things I am eager to do this holiday.

1. Go to a theme park (with a friend)

There is a theme park near me that I have not attended in my whole life. This may be an expensive one, but I would really love to go. Hopefully, with a friend who knows their way around 😂 as many of them do!

2. Camp in the garden

This one is quite achievable. A tent, books and board games! I’d definitely do one night solo and then another with a friend.

This photo is totally unrelated but I wanted to use it somewhere 😂

3. Go on a few evening bike rides

They are my favourite thing to do when the weather is warmer. Hopefully I’ll manage to do a few of them before I head off to all my Guide camps and Menorca!

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How To Make a Cute Scrunchie | Cheap & Easy

It is not often that I use this blog as a platform to share my passion for crafting, but today I would like to! I am no DIY queen but I certainly love sewing, and have done for the majority of my life. Today I will be at least attempting to show you how I made this cute Winnie The Pooh scrunchie, out of scraps.

You will need:

– fabric: you can use whatever material you have, but I coincidentally had some Winnie The Pooh fabric – left over from a previous sewing ‘project’. The size of the piece of fabric is also variable, depending on the size of your wrist. Measure the fabric around your wrist with a couple of inches spare. If it fits around your arm, it will fit around your hair at least twice.

– elastic. Also, the length depends!

– sewing machine (preferable to hand-sewing, as this scrunchie will be used day after day).

– thread: whatever matches your fabric colour, so I went for white!

– scissors

– tape measure


1. Take your fabric and fold it in half, so that the inner side is facing out. It should look like this:

Don’t worry about rough edges, we’re disguising the seam anyways.

2. Pin the fabric securely. If you don’t do this, the fabric will not match up and you will make it harder to flip it out. Which takes us onto the next step…

3. After sewing along the length of one side, take your needle out of the fabric and remove the pins. Then, with both sides open, flip your fabric inside out. We needed a knitting needle to help push it through – as the width is very small!

It should then look like this, with the seam invisible!

4. Iron the material flat. This is only a preference, but it makes it easier to sew in the elastic and it looks better!

It should now look like this ⬆️

5. My mum sewed in the elastic, but I know what to do (ish 😆). Pull the elastic through the length of the fabric tube. Bring the two ends of fabric and elastic together so that it creates the scrunchie shape. Adjust the length of the elastic to your wrist, then sew both ends together. Now you should have the bracelet shape, and all is left is to sew the fabric together.

I did not get any footage of this, but use small, close stitching to make it secure. The seam should show!

Hopefully, after a bit of messing around, you have made your scrunchie. I know this would be probably be best shown on video, but you know how I feel about talking (post link here).

This was a very quick and easy DIY to make. With scrunchies very popular at the moment, prices are getting higher. That is why I would recommend making your own, and getting crafty!

I hope you enjoyed today’s post. Would you like to try out this DIY?

Things That I Love Tag

Hello, how are you all? It’s been a while since I have participated in a tag but I miss it dearly! I have been kindly nominated for the Things That I Love tag by  Zara .

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