Personality or Circumstance? (The one where I take the same test twice)

I was reading through the blogs on my dash the other day, as you do, and Sarah over at A Life Less Physical had a very interesting post about changes due to chronic illness (click on the linky to go read it). Her post was about taking a test that determined the best work situation for her and how her preference had changed from pre-illness.

This got me thinking about other tests. Now, I love taking all these different tests that you get online. Personality, Hogwarts house…. I’ll take them all (just so you know, I always end up in Slytherin). But I always have a little difficulty in answering some of the questions, or rather how I should be answering the questions.

Illness has changed so much but has it changed my personality or is it just the circumstances that are different?

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Top Ten Recommendations for Middle Grade Fantasy/Adventure

Top ten Tuesdays are hosted over at The Broke and The Bookish, this weeks topic is top ten recommendations for…(anything you want)


I’ve decided to do middle grade fantasy/adventure but with a twist, so the first three I’m sharing with you are books that I have read the rest however are books on my to read list that fall under the same vibe

How can I possibly recommend books that I haven’t read yet? Well, I read the blurbs and recommended them to myself because they all sound pretty awesome. I don’t read middle grade fantasy books that often but the thing I love about them is you can just dive straight in and be completely wrapped up in the story without having to think and quite often finish it in a sitting or two. Continue reading

Mystery Blogger Award

Last week I was tagged to do the Mystery Blogger Award so here it is…


Thank the person who nominated you and link their blog, tell your readers three things about yourself, nominate people, notify your nominees by commenting on their blogs, ask your nominees five questions of your choice and share a link or links to your favourite posts.

So first off, thank you to Daddy & Rory for nominating me. They run a lovely blog about being a stay at home dad with ME and I’ve enjoyed reading their posts so you should go check it out.


3 things about me:

  1. I love stars and the Greek myths about the constellations, I don’t know many of them as it’s really hard to find a good book that isn’t too technical or too childish.
  2. I have about fifty different stories in my head that I spend a lot of time in rather than be myself. I’m very rarely thinking about anything else….
  3. If you ask me my favourite colour I’ll say blue because I like every shade of it but my actual favourite colour is a rich dark green, I’m very picky about the exact shade though so rarely tell people this.


Fav posts

ME Awareness and the Seven Dwarfs

WIP Revelations

Looking Backward



  1. Why did you decide to become a blogger?

It’s something that I’d been interested in for a while, and I decided I wanted to share my ideas for crafting whilst chronically ill. I’m also really socially anxious combined with the fact I’m housebound it makes me pretty isolated so I thought it would be a good way to push myself to interact more without¬† much pressure.

  1. What motivates you to get things done?

Music? I’m always blaring music to help me get things done but also I’d say setting targets for myself. I always make sure they’re loose enough that it isn’t too much pressure but it still gives me a deadline/pace to work at. I’m also massively mood orientated so I switch between things whenever I feel like doing them so long as I get them done by a certain point. Having multiple things on the go is important for me as it means I won’t get bored.

  1. Who is your idol?

I honestly don’t have one, I’ve never understood this idea of an idol or role model or anything.

  1. What would you say your signature dish to cook is?

This is assuming I cook anything? It used to be a macaroni cheese bake but um…. Literally the only two things that I ever make now are pancakes or the BBQ.

  1. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?

Ah an easy question! Lanzarote in the Canary islands.


My Nominees:







My questions:

This is always the hardest part of these posts, I can never come up with questions!

  1. If you had to pick one ‘pump up’ song to get you ready to do something what would you pick?
  2. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?
  3. Paperback, hardback, ebook, or audio book?
  4. What’s your favourite dessert?
  5. Favourite quote/saying?


You don’t have to take part if I’ve tagged you but I’d love to see your answers whether that’s in your own post or in the comments. And even if I haven’t tagged you, you can let me know your answers to the questions in the comments too! Thanks again to Daddy&Rory for the nomination.

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