Sunday, 30 June 2019

June Favourites

Can you believe that June is over already? Or even that we're halfway through the year? Time is flying by!

As another month closes the door, it's time to bring you my monthly favourites.

Here you can find my favourite things to watch, listen to, read, eat and do!
Thursday, 27 June 2019

5 Things Bloggers Can Learn From Leave Your Mark by Aliza Licht

Let me start by saying that Aliza Licht is the mentor you never knew you needed.

Leaving behind years of training to become a doctor, Aliza decided to forge her own path towards the super competitive fashion industry. Starting as an advertising intern for a regional magazine, she climbed the ladder and went on to build a community of over 1.5 million followers through the popular DKNY PR GIRL twitter account.

Even though Aliza's background is in fashion, which is an area I have zero interest in myself, I found this book to be a treasure trove of advice for people in any career field.

More importantly, I found Leave Your Mark to be an especially invaluable resource to me... as a blogger.

So instead of a stuffy book review that wouldn't do Leave Your Mark justice, I decided to share exactly what bloggers can learn from within this delightful book.
Tuesday, 25 June 2019

5 Things We're Celebrating at Disneyland Paris!

2019 is a very exciting year for our family and we're ending the year on a high note with a special trip to the magical Disneyland Paris!

If you've ever been to one of the Disney parks around the world, you'll know just how much they love a good celebration. This is perfect for us because we have a lot to celebrate on our upcoming trip.

In fact, we have five things to celebrate!

With further ado, here are the five things we will be celebrating during our family's most memorable Disney holiday ever.
Tuesday, 18 June 2019

The Disney Tag

There are four types of people in the world:

  1. Those who love Disney irrespective of age
  2. Those who believe that Disney is just for kids 
  3. Those who hate Disney in general
  4. Those who don't have an opinion on the subject and/or simply don't care

It should be fairly obvious if you follow me on social media but I'm in that first group.

Since I'm still quite new to the Disney and blogging communities, I thought that doing a Disney tag would be a great way to share our family's love for all things Disney!
Friday, 7 June 2019

Meet Our Guinea Pigs!

Have you met the four smallest members of the Thrice Upon a Dream family yet? No? Well here's your chance! 

Originally shared in February 2019 under the title 'The Four Guinea Princesses', this post has undergone a huge update for its re-release. 

Thursday, 6 June 2019

May Review + June Goals

If you pick up any book about personal development, I guarantee you'll find something about setting goals.

Even though I've had SMART goals and Personal Development Plans (PDPs) forced upon me for most of my life, I never really took the time to actually appreciate them. I'm still a total newbie when it comes to setting myself goals and so it won't come as a shock to anyone that this is my first ever goal-setting post.

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

The Prisoner Of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafón: A Review

I never expected to be back with the first book review of my summer reading challenge so soon but here I am!

I chose to start by reading The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafón.

Over the last five years, I have read most of Zafón's work and have found them all to be pure escapism. Each story has captivated me and not released me until I read the final page. The Prisoner of Heaven was no exception.
Saturday, 1 June 2019

Summer Reading Challenge 2019: Introduction

Like so many others, I absolutely love reading. I love escaping into an alternative reality for a few days. Even dipping my toes into a great piece of non-fiction is a welcome break from real life.

But... I really struggle to find the time to indulge in a good book. Reality always seems to get in the way. 

So a reading challenge seemed like a great way to encourage me to finally get around to reading some of the books that have been gathering dust for far too long.