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Hi, I’m Ada, welcome to my blog! I write about my life as a 27-year-old living in a small city in England. Most of my posts are about my embroideries, tv shows and books.

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Spooky books to read in autumn

Autumn is my favourite season, and one thing I love besides the cold weather and the turn of leaves, is autumn books. These are books either set in autumn, have spooky and witchy vibes or both. I wanted to include a combination of books I’ve read and loved, with books on my to-read list. I mainly chose newish books, from the last five years or so, with a few exceptions. I’m obviously missing a lot of good books, but these are the ones I want to read this season. … More Spooky books to read in autumn

The road trip

September 2021 Book Wrap Up

September was a great month. I went back to Spain to visit my family, ate a lot of good food and came back depressed to find out the weather in England was still too warm for my liking. As this month includes the end of summer and the beginning of autumn, I read a mixture of summer and autumn books. Back in Spain, I felt like rereading the romance trilogy of The Summer I turned Pretty by Jenny Han, but in England, I wanted nothing more than to read a book that screams dark academia like A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik. … More September 2021 Book Wrap Up

Halloween movie calendar for October

Here it is! The best month of the year, October! One of my favourite activities is watching spooky movies on a rainy night, eating popcorn and drinking hot chocolate. So October is the perfect month to rewatch old creepy classics and to discover new films. And because I can’t ever decide what to watch, I’ve made a calendar. … More Halloween movie calendar for October

bucket list heading

Autumn bucket list

Isn’t it crazy that it’s already late September? Autumn’s just started, I’m back in England, and I already have my autumn clothes out. But it feels like the weather hasn’t caught up with the season yet. The air in my town is still warm, most trees are still green, and there are no pumpkins in sight. Every time I look out the window and see someone wearing shorts, I get so frustrated. Where is my autumn? … More Autumn bucket list

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the switch

August 2021 Book Wrap Up

August felt so long to me. I went on holiday the first week of August, but it feels like months ago. I got drunk in a bar for the first time in two years, read ten books, got a haircut, Lorde’s new album came out, and I started rewatching Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It was a busy month that felt like a year. … More August 2021 Book Wrap Up

willow in winter desk

My one year blog anniversary

Today marks the day when I decided to start writing again and created this blog a year ago. My first post was 2020 was going to be my year, because, in January 2020, I did something I rarely do, I had expectations. I had exciting plans and a feeling that this year was going to be great. But, God, was I wrong. I don’t think I should ever trust my intuition. I … More My one year blog anniversary

the cousins

July 2021 Book Wrap Up

July was the month I decided to revisit YA, it was also the month when 90% of the books I read were from the library, which proves I should’ve joined the library years ago, and I could’ve saved so much.
month was a rollercoaster, it was so long, and the weather changed so many times it felt like I’ve gone through spring, summer and autumn in just 31 days. … More July 2021 Book Wrap Up

June 2021 Book Wrap Up

June was a blurry and barely-there month for me. I don’t remember what I did, what I read or what books I bought. I think this year is going by extremely fast, which is a good thing but also, when I look back to 2021 so far, I can’t remember anything worth mentioning. … More June 2021 Book Wrap Up

Craftpod’s Summer Box 2021

I’m not a summer person. I guess that’s obvious by the name of this blog, so I wasn’t excited it was already June, but I was excited that a new season meant a new Craftpod. I had zero expectations this time because their boxes this past year have been so varied I don’t know what to expect anymore, and that’s part of the fun! … More Craftpod’s Summer Box 2021

May 2021 Book Wrap Up

I can’t believe it’s finally June 1st as I write this. May felt so long that I couldn’t remember which books I read this month and which ones were from April. I’m glad I use Goodreads to keep track of my reading because, honestly, I read nine books in May, but I swear some of these feel like I read them months ago. … More May 2021 Book Wrap Up

A Bumblebee Embroidery

Have you ever been in an embroiderer’s living room and looked at their hoop collection and noticed a bee embroidery hanging on the wall? Creating one bumblebee embroidery, usually surrounded by flowers with the bee in the centre, is like a rite of passage in an embroiderer’s life. … More A Bumblebee Embroidery

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