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Menstrual cups: Hippy fad or a better friend than diamonds?

Seeing how popular my nexplanon blog was, it is apparent there is just not enough real life experiences of menses on the internet. There is lots of content on the subject, but not enough. But then, why would there be? It’s not like it happens once a month to half the world’s population. Continue reading Menstrual cups: Hippy fad or a better friend than diamonds?


The Crush Saga Book 1 by Chrissy Peebles – Review

If you like paranormal romance, particularly if you like it since the boom of Twilight and True Blood, then Chrissy Peebles is your kind of author. I read Crush, book 1 of the Crush Saga, as part of a free anthology I downloaded off Amazon. With these anthologies, it is often hit or miss, and Peebles’ cute little novel was definitely a hit. Continue reading The Crush Saga Book 1 by Chrissy Peebles – Review

WIN! @BookItFowardUK with the Boy Who Cried Wolf

With the new owner of my copy of Phantom Thief Jeanne now happily reading and sharing the book, I have the great opportunity to now send The Boy Who Cried Wolf to a new home! Continue reading WIN! @BookItFowardUK with the Boy Who Cried Wolf

You had me at Shakespeare the Vampire Hunter – preview

This September, a new book documenting the life of William Shakespeare as a vampire hunter is being released. Yes. William Shakespeare as a vampire hunter. What more do you need? I wonder if he has more skills that Abraham Lincoln? Continue reading You had me at Shakespeare the Vampire Hunter – preview

The Hyde Park Squirrels – review

The Hyde Park Squirrels written by Nick Croydon and illustrated by Petra Brown is a new Children’s Book series about a couple of red squirrels and their adventures, many of which are set in familiar territory but with an adorable animal-kingdom spin. It is published by Hyde Park Editions. In a nutshell (see what I did there?) these are gorgeously decorated tales with enough substance to keep a child engaged. Continue reading The Hyde Park Squirrels – review

The Boy Who Cried Wolf by Mahni Tazhibi – review

I saw this book online and thought it looked fabulous. The famous Aesop fable illustrated by Iranian artist Mahni Tazhibi, published by Tiny Owl publishing house. I am very fortunate that this book has been sent to me for review.

As a children’s story book, you have certain expectations, but Tazhibi’s art transcends mine. The cover is bright and inviting, and the illustration is relatable. Many children’s books are block colours, whereas Tazhibi’s has an innocent, crayon-like quality to it. Continue reading The Boy Who Cried Wolf by Mahni Tazhibi – review

Dyson DC41 MK2 – Review

Natari is not just about books and games. I am actually a fully functioning adult having to keep house and everything. But still, if you had come to me a decade ago and said to teenager Natari she would be in love with a vacuum, she would have laughed.

But here we are, aged 25 and very impressed with a vacuum (I don’t think anyone could ever really ‘love’ a vacuum). Continue reading Dyson DC41 MK2 – Review

Freewriting vs winning

I didn’t blog yesterday. That small fact has filled me with guilt. I convinced myself I would just double blog another time, presmably today. But here I am blogging late into night. Well, 9.15pm, but it’s after my shower and I just want to go to bed. So it is more blogging from the weight of th guilt than any real love to do so. Continue reading Freewriting vs winning

A Wild Pokemon Game Appeared – Review

There actually exists a Pokemon game that I do not absolutely love. Continue reading A Wild Pokemon Game Appeared – Review

@BookItForwardUK giveaway! Phantom Thief Jeanne

#BookItForwardUK: High school student Maron Kusakabe has a secret: she’s Phantom Thief Jeanne. She sneaks into private art collections to steal paintings in which demons reside. Jeanne’s task is to seal the demons before they can devour human hearts. So far she’s been able to evade the police on her midnight outings, but now another thief has come onto the scene – Phantom Sinbad – and he’s trying to take the paintings before she does! Continue reading @BookItForwardUK giveaway! Phantom Thief Jeanne

Summoner Book 0: Origins – Review

While perusing Twitter I saw a tweet stating some new book was ‘Harry Potter meets Pokemon’. Obviously I skipped straight to Amazon and clicked pre-order. To this day I haven’t actually read the blurb.

Summoner: Novice by Taran Matharu is released in the UK on May 5. To give us all eager readers a taster of the world of Hominum, where people of noble blood can capture demons to fights alongside them, Matharu has released, for free, a short 100 page origins story. Continue reading Summoner Book 0: Origins – Review

Freewriting vs headaches

Freewriting exercise today is going to be only 10 minutes strictly. I have been suffering with a headache that desperately wants to be a migraine today, and it is exhausting me. What I need to do is get away from a screen but I will not quit either! Continue reading Freewriting vs headaches

Freewriting vs avoidance

I just ate almost an entire bag of Walkers Mixups cheese flavour. It contains doritos, french fries, wotsits and monster munch. Arguably the greatest collection of crisp ever. It is a family pack size, and I probably shouldn’t have done that but HA because I feel no regret, no shame, no guilt at all whatsoever. Well, maybe a little bit of regret because my teeth hurt a bit now, but not too much. Continue reading Freewriting vs avoidance

Freewriting vs time

Today, freewriting comes from my phone. My lumia and I do not often get along, the only thing we truly agree on is that food should and will be photographed. And that’s only because the mud will stay still ling enough for the darn 1020 to stay on. But please forgive me as there will be off typos while I use a small touchscreen keypad and check everything tomorrow..
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Freewriting vs Gardening

Today, I shall be freewriting about gardening. As I am currently having to do such a thing even though I hate it furiously. Nothing annoys me more than gardening, yet my parents own two allotments and my nan a plant nursery. Gardening is definitely not a biological thing then. If you are wondering why there has such a long break since my last freewriting, then excuses can already be found on my latest Nexplanon blog.  (Fantastic stock image from Pixabay) Continue reading Freewriting vs Gardening

The Sin Eater’s Daughter – review

“I am the perfect weapon. I kill with a single touch.”

Twylla lives in a castle much like a princess, however, Twylla is no princess. Twylla is the kingdom’s executioner. But she does not kill with a weapon, she kills with a mere touch. She lives with a mad queen, a gentle king, a bored prince, and many guards who fear her, until one day when a rather handsome guard appears, he out swords all others and is put in charge of Twylla’s safety. But there is a chemistry that makes Twylla feel different, and it isn’t just the fatal poison that rushes through Twylla’s bloodstream.

Continue reading The Sin Eater’s Daughter – review

Nexplanon – lets talk acne, blood and anxiety.

This article will be quite an in-depth, and possibly graphic, account of my personal experience of having the Nexplanon contraceptive implant for the last six months. I have been suffering with quite a few of the listed ‘side effects’ but at the same time there has been external factors that can also trigger them. One thing I can promise is in this post is blood. Lots of blood. If you didn’t think periods were involved with the Nexplanon contraceptive implant, then sorry dear you are quite the idiot. If you don’t want to talk or read about period blood, menses, flow, pads, tampons and all the like, then leave now.

But can I just ask why? As there is nothing more natural. And if you happen to be a guy with or without a female partner, this post  will also be important for you because the Nexplanon doesn’t just have side effects for the girl with it in her upper arm, it has dire consequences for everyone around her. Read on to find out. Continue reading Nexplanon – lets talk acne, blood and anxiety.

Fire Sermon – sample review

I have been plagued by the intrigue and temptation that is Francesca’s Haig’s Fire Sermon for weeks. When a fabulous and blazing front cover was planted repeatedly before my eyes, I began to crack.

And then you hear a summary like ‘they are born twins, but they only share their death’, how can you not want to read more? Continue reading Fire Sermon – sample review

Pokemon Shuffle – review

Our quest to catch them all is no longer just a collecting adventure. Pokemon gaming comes in all shapes and sizes; we can be Pikachu and raid tombs, we can catch their portraits in art academy, we can even be rangers and just take photographs.  The newest way to catch all the Pokemon is with Pokemon Shuffle, a free to download Nintendo 3DS game. Continue reading Pokemon Shuffle – review

Freewriting vs Trans Pennine Trail

I am typing this blog from the chair of absolute pain. No, we didn’t spend our weekend at the cinema with a certain Mr Grey followed by 50 shades of re-enactment, I infact went on a cycling date.

Now to many of you, that may sound blitheringly benign, but don’t misunderstand. Today I tackled a 28 mile round trip from Hull to Hornsea of the Trans Pennine Trail. Today, I rode a bike for 4 hours without break… having not ridden a bike in near a decade. Continue reading Freewriting vs Trans Pennine Trail