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Creating a Reading Room In Your Home

Creating a Reading Room In Your Home

A reading room is one place in the house that you can escape to and head off on adventures or learn some fascinating facts about your favourite historical events.  It doesn’t matter if you are just working on your library of books or have a hundred in desperate need of a home; here are some easy tips that you can use to create the reading room (or little nook) of your dreams.  Reading Room Lighting If you don’t have good lighting in your reading space, you will soon find that your eyes are getting strained. Making it an uncomfortable reading…

Prepare A Lovely Reading Corner In Your Garden

Prepare A Lovely Reading Corner In Your Garden

A lovely reading corner in your garden will provide relaxation and tranquility when life gets tough. Perfect for the warmer weather, you may even find a reading corner you can use when it’s chillier too. It’s nice to use our gardens whenever we can. From growing root vegetables in the winter to flowers for the spring, gardens help us to thrive. And in such uncertain COVID times, a relaxing and lovely reading corner is a beautiful space in which to wind down. Sitting down in your garden with a calming beverage or new interior design magazine is be ideal. But…

5 Ways to Maintain Your Well-being Throughout This Pandemic

5 Ways to Maintain Your Well-being Throughout This Pandemic

Are you struggling to maintain your well-being through this pandemic? It’s a strange time. Everyone is forced to stay isolated, so it’s impacting the mental and physical well-being of many people. Are you one of them? These tips will help. During any pandemic, it’s essential to follow a suitable self-care routine. Without caring for your mind and body, you could come out of the lockdown feeling drained and not 100% yourself. But where do you start? If you feel that your well-being is starting to become affected by the lockdown, here are some top tips you can use: Don’t Neglect…

Getting Beach Ready… but not how you expect

Getting Beach Ready… but not how you expect

Are you beach ready? And I don’t mean your fitness. You can have a great day at the beach without even worrying about how toned you are. Here’s how. There are a lot of things to keep in mind when you are planning to be beach ready. Firstly, have you checked the weather? Is it going to be a nice, hot, sunny day? Or is it likely to be raining and miserable? One of those options is not conducive to fun and idyllic beach days! But, you need to make sure you are prepared if you want to get the…

Why Should ‘Me Time’ Be Such An Important Priority In Your Life?

Why Should ‘Me Time’ Be Such An Important Priority In Your Life?

‘Me time’ seems to be a source of great guilt for so many parents. Why is it so hard to fit in some me time and not feel like you’re neglecting your family? If you are part of a busy family, in a relationship, or spend a lot of time in the office then you may start to feel a little bit of brain fog. Humans are naturally social creatures and enjoy being a part of a busy pack. However, we also need a little time to ourselves to take stock of life and stay in touch with ourselves. And you DON’T need to feel guilty about that.

The Beauty of Reading Books…and reading nooks

The Beauty of Reading Books…and reading nooks

Reading nooks and books have always played an important role in my life. My childhood was full of books and reading nooks. I have been surrounded by books, given books as gifts, encouraged to read and take care of my books. Virtually every room in the house in which I grew up had book shelves. My Father had a huge library where books were not only alphabetized but also arranged according to genre. I kid you not! My Father had a big reading chair, under a light, beside an antique writing desk and books were always piled on the floor on either side of the chair. Not that he was untidy; the piles were neat. But books were everywhere, ALL the time. Reading nooks were de rigeur.

Turning a Spare Room Into a Library

Turning a Spare Room Into a Library

Do you love to read? Having bookshelves is one thing, but imagine having a Library? Sounds grand, doesn’t it? Well, it could be within your grasp, and more easily than you might imagine. Book nooks can be intimate but not necessarily private. However a peaceful room totally dedicated to the fine art of reading… now THAT’S a dream room for those of us who love to collect books. So have you ever thought about turning a spare room into a library?