AD | Book Review: An Abiding Fire by M.J. Logue

Disclaimer: I was gifted an eBook copy of this book in return for an honest review as part of the blog tour for this book.

A murder mystery set in a historical time; this book is set in Restoration London in 1664, Major Thankful Russel has a new bride, Thomazine but rumours start circulating that he’s committed murder, more than once as someone is out to try and destroy his reputation around London. Who is it behind the rumours and can he and his new wife salvage his reputation?

An Abiding Fire by M.J. Logue book cover
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Trying Out M&S Autograph Make Up

I’ve been wanting to try out new foundation recently and a couple of weeks ago mum said she’d get me some new make up products so when we went to Marks & Spencer I thought I’d try the foundation in their Autograph range, their cosmetics were on 3 for 2 so I ended up getting a foundation and a face palette along with a bronzer/highlighter.

make up products including M&S Autograph products plus a Spectrum Mean Girls make up brush
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Recipe: Custard Covered Birthday Cake

So for my birthday last month mum made me a cake using various food items (I’ve added a photo of that at the bottom of this post) then I thought I’d have a go at making a cake for her birthday this month which is what I did here… I decided to get creative with custard for this one (along with adding a couple of other toppings) and I thought I’d share the recipe for it on my blog, so here it is, a recipe for a custard covered birthday cake.

recipe - custard covered birthday cake
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The Other Side To Positivity (Mental Health)

I’ve always found my online life to be a place for positivity, but in real life, not everything is always positive and today’s post is going to be me letting you into what real life can be like sometimes, from my perspective… a sort of, facts about me style post, a Mental Health style post so if you are triggered by reading about any sort of mental health issues then maybe skip this one?

the opposite of positivity, a mental health post
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Disney Mickey Mouse Stationery From Primark

Primark have got a lovely range of Mickey Mouse homeware and stationery in at the moment and my parents got me 3 of the stationery items for my birthday which was great. I actually chose them myself beforehand, I had only planned to get maybe one or two but then I ended up getting these three, I wandered round the store with all three of them fully expecting to put at least one back but when it came to going to the till I didn’t want to leave any of them behind so got all three! Mickey Mouse (and Minnie Mouse for that matter) are two of my favourite Disney characters plus I absolutely love pale pink and grey so this stationery is perfect for me, it’s just so cute.

Disney Mickey Mouse stationery items from Primark
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A Bloggers Guide To Using Gutenberg

I first started using Gutenberg, the new WordPress editor when I updated my blog last month, the first time I used it I was definitely a bit like okay what is this post going to look like when it’s posted, I wasn’t sure at all if I’d got the spacing right! Fortunately I had and here we are now… me writing a (hopefully) helpful post full of tips on using the new editor, if you’re still a bit like ‘how do I do x, y or z?’ with the new editor then this post – a bloggers guide to using Gutenberg, is for you.

a bloggers guide to using Gutenberg, the new WordPress editor
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The Sims Freeplay Christmas House Layout Design

First of all I just want to say I hope you’ve all had a lovely Christmas, today I’m going to be sharing with you one of the houses I recently edited and added decorations to for Christmas on The Sims Freeplay. It was a house I was still editing (it used to be the DIY Home one) before I started adding the Christmas decorations so that’s why it doesn’t have that much other stuff in it right now. I thought I’d leave it like this then add other stuff in it once the Christmas decorations have been removed again.

The Sims Freeplay Christmas house layout design
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Blogmas | Christmas Decorations 2018

Most of the decorations in my room are the same ones as last year but some of them have been put in different places, one notable difference as well is the lack of tinsel on my Christmas tree (I know! No tinsel??) I decided to decorate it a bit differently this year. If you haven’t already, check out the video I posted on my YouTube channel – Vlogmas – Decorating The Christmas Tree.

Christmas decorations - cubes, desk, chairs & other decor.
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