Hi, I’m Ada, welcome to my blog! I write about my boring life as a 26-year-old living in a small city in England. Most of my posts are about my embroideries, tv shows and books, with the occasional personal entry about my life during a pandemic.
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My latest posts
The start of a new season doesn’t mean much for most people, but for me, it means there’s a new Craftpod to explore, and the Spring box was a good one.
I’ve never been a fan of cross stitch, I’ve always considered it something older people do to pass the time. I’ve previously looked down on cross stitch. I don’t consider myself a snob, but I guess I am a bit snobby when it comes to stitching techniques. … More Craftpod Spring 2021 – Cross-Stitching for the first time
I don’t want to say this, but March was a low reading month for me. I discovered the BBC show Line Of Duty, and I’ve been binge-watching it every night, which is usually when I read. So don’t judge me! This month I’ve only read six books and a half. … More March 2021 Book Wrap Up
Seven months ago, I got an ad on Instagram promoting a 6-month subscription for Love Embroidery, a monthly magazine for embroidery enthusiasts. For the first time ever, I subscribed to a magazine because lockdown and also having a magazine subscription sounds very grown-up. … More Reviewing Love Embroidery Magazine
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New month, new books to review. This month I read seven books, including two graphic novels. I considered reading only romance books because it’s February, but they’re not really my thing. It’s hard to concentrate on a romance book when I’m too busy rolling my eyes at how perfect everything is. So instead, I went the thriller + zombie road, of course. … More February 2021 Book Wrap Up
I’m not much of a Valentine’s day fan, but I like to use it as an excuse to do something with my partner. Pre-covid we’d have gone out for dinner, something we rarely do because we’re both indoor people. But having something to “celebrate” forces us out of the flat, I get to wear something other than joggers, and he finally decides to shave. … More A Valentine’s Day Embroidery
I read 8 books this month, mostly fiction, although I’ve also read a few non-fiction guides about conscious fashion and veganism. As this wrap up is something I want to do every month, I’ve created a set of categories that I plan to use on every post to keep things organised. What can I say? I’m a virgo, we like lists and categorising things. … More January 2021 Book Wrap Up
I gave up cow’s milk months ago when I first tried to go full vegan for a week. Since then, I’ve been drinking soy milk in my tea, and almond or oat milk for my cereal and milkshakes.
One of my resolutions for 2021, was to try to make my own plant-based milk, and I decided that Veganuary was the perfect time to do that. … More Making almond milk (Veganuary 2021)
Another season, another Craftpod! Winter is my second favourite season, so I was very excited to receive this box. I had high expectations, assuming the project would be a traditional Christmas design or a snowy scene. So I was definitely surprised when the theme for the box were swans. … More Craftpod’s Winter Box 2020/21
I could write a sob-story, a sad recap of this bizarre year and how boring my life has been. But I’m trying to write this post without sounding like an angry and depressed teenager, so instead, I’ll focus on the things I’ve done and forget the ones I haven’t.
… More Personal entry – Reviewing my life in 2020
I read books to feel something, to escape my boring reality and to live in someone else’s shoes for a while. And because of that, I’ve always read the same type of fiction. But in 2021, I want to get out of my reading comfort zone, read new genres and discover new voices. … More My reading resolutions for 2021
It’s that time of the year again! The time when every book recommendation list is all about Christmas-themed novels. Which I usually ignore because I don’t like this holiday. But I’ve spent this year reading thrillers and supernatural fiction, so I thought maybe this December could be a month for romantic winter books set during Christmas. … More My Christmas books for December
One of my New Year’s resolutions was to use less plastic, and ultimately become of those well-adjusted zero waste millennials that buy from Farmers Markets and live in a minimalistic flat and for some reason look super cute in maxi boho dresses. However, it’s November now, and I’m still not that person. My recycling skills and plastic avoidance have increased, though, so that’s good. … More Zero Waste Living – A Beginner’s Journey