Bridget Jones’s Baby The Diaries- A Review

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Bridget Jones’s Baby The Diaries by Helen Fielding, Published by Jonathan Cape.

Opening a Bridget Jones novel is like catching up with old friends.  Hearing their voices, being reminded of all the things that you love about them and just maybe that one thing that could send you a little crazy. Helen Fielding has absolutely delivered again.

I don’t think I am spoiling the story for anyone to say that Bridget is still single and falls pregnant. What ensues is pregnancy Bridget style and the puzzle of who’s the father?

Whilst engrossed within the pages I have shrieked, laughed cringed and more. Even if you have seen the movie the book has that extra charm. If you haven’t yet read any of the Bridget Jones series then I urge you to start at the beginning (it’s a very good place to start!), put up a DO NOT DISTURB sign and have the time of your life!

 

Lou x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Little Book of Hygge The Danish Way To Live Well by Meik Wiking A Review

 

 

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Published by Penguin Life, part of Penguin Random House, this A5 size chunky hardback book has a beautifully decorated cover which really catches your eye on the shelf.  I managed to resist it a couple of times but finally succumbed as it’s loveliness kept calling out to me.

Once home and curled up under my blanket with a hot chocolate, I soon discovered that I am a natural at Hygge – I had already assumed the position!  But seriously, this book describes in a variety of  diagrams, statistics and becoming photographs what Hygge is, why the Danes are more often than not at the top of the Happiness polls and gives us numerous reasons why and ways how, we can all get on board with something that can only make us feel more relaxed and do us good.

The book itself feels substantial to hold and looks lovely on a coffee table.  It is something you can flick through over and over again to remind you of fun ideas to do with friends or family and even contains traditional Danish recipes.  I will be buying this book again as a gift and I am sold on Hygge.  Meik you can definitely count me in!

 

Hyggekrog – The nook of a kitchen or living room where one can sit and have a hyygelig time”

The Little Book of Hygge – Meik Wiking

 

Do you have a Hyggekrog? Mine is my favourite corner with the Union Jack chair as seen in The Snug’s logo.  I love to curl up there and read.  What’s yours?  Do share.

Best Wishes,

 

Lou x

 

 

 

 

 

 

A book rich Christmas

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Oh what a wonderful book rich Christmas we have had here at the Snug with something for everyone! So much so that I have just had to take some (not quite so expert) photos to to let you into the magic of these wonderful treats.

Miss Snug is building up her Early Years resources and received these beautiful books suitable for toddlers and preschool children. The Owl Babies comes with it’s own baby owl to accompany the story  and in a small plastic case making a smart classic gift. I’ll review these books very soon, keep checking back.

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I keep a ‘must read’ board on my Pintrest account. Having read a rave review for The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen 83¼ Years Old just before Christmas, I promptly added the book to my board. Imagine my surprise when on Christmas day I received a copy as a gift because Miss Snug had used my list to give hints to Mr Snug! Pintrest is very useful indeed in our house!  I’m looking forward to getting my nose stuck into this book and comparing my thoughts with the review that caught my attention – I’ll let you know.

Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones’s Baby, The Diaries – Being a major fan of Bridget Jones both movies and books, what could be a better gift. Many years ago, I remember trying to wash up with one hand and read the original Bridget Jones’s Diaries with the other.  Will this be as riveting?

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Guy Martin’s Worms to Catch has been a real page turner for Mr Snug over the past couple of days and although he has told me some bits and pieces I will get a full review and post it for you once he’s finished. Jamie Vardy – From Nowhere, My Story will be next on his list so look out for that one too.

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You may recognise these three titles from the Zoella Book Club. Miss Snug has already started The One We Fell In Love With by Paige Toon.  I think I may also be seeking permission to have a read of these as they look so tempting!

Well I think I had better stop there although there were a couple more books in the sacks but they can wait for another day.  Which titles did you receive in your stockings and how do you choose which one to read first?

Hope your Christmas season is continuing to be a happy one.

Much love

Lou x