Staying in a Hobbit Hole | A Review of West Stow Pods, Suffolk

I’ve always quite fancied being a hobbit. They have a pretty good life when you consider all of the eating, drinking and general tomfoolery that they engage in, not to mention the cosy, spherical dwellings that they curl up in every night in sleepy Hobbiton. So, imagine the joy that I felt when I discovered I could stay in a real life Hobbit Hole in Suffolk, just mere hours away from my flat in London.

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5 Instagrammable Restaurants to Visit in London

One of my favourite things about London, hands down, is the food. There are restaurants and cafes to suit every taste and budget, and I love that many London eateries are now putting just as much thought into their decor as they do their food. While this is all well and good, it does come with a few dangers - cafes that are more style over substance, for example, and horrendously long queues.

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A Book Lover’s Travel Bucket List

I love living in London, I really do. But recently - and I don’t know why this is - I’ve had the desire to explore the world outside the bubble of the Big Smoke. Let’s face it, this probably has a lot to do with all the time I’ve spent scrolling through Instagram, but over the next year I want to do more travelling than I’ve ever done before.

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Sleeping in a library! | A Stay at Gladstone's Library, Wales

Arriving in the little Welsh village of Hawarden for the first time, my friend Christy and I stumbled upon a grand looking building while looking for our bookish B&B, Gladstone’s Library. I blinked, and looked down at the map on my phone: ‘that is the library!’

Nestled on the border between northern Wales and Cheshire, Hawarden houses the UK’s only residential library, filled with books collected by the former Prime Minister William Gladstone.

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8 Books to Read by Asian Authors

Earlier this year I took part in ReadWithCindy’s Asian Readathon. Spanning over the course of a month, I read a number of great books by a range of authors from all over Asia and it was a great experience. Reading diversely is something that’s very important to me; it helps me to understand the world from perspectives other than my own and to learn about cultures from around the world.

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9 Gorgeous Bookshops to Visit in London

For those with books on the brain, London is an absolute gold mine for finding new reads. With every conceivable type of bookshop out there, we’re really spoilt for choice in this city, and I’ve spent the last few years of my life exploring them as often as I can. Here’s a list of what are, in my opinion, the most gloriously beautiful bookshops that you can find in London. Do leave a comment and let me know if you’ve visited any of them!

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7 Fab Fiction Books for Uni Students

I don’t know about you, but I really feel like there’s a complete lack of stories that are set at university. In fact, there seems to be a total lack of books for people who have grown older than the characters in YA, but don’t quite see themselves represented in general fiction. I’d love to see more books for people in their late teens and early twenties, but for now, here are seven great books I’ve read that are set at university. I hope that you love them!

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