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The Silent Daughter Book Review- Claire Amarti

Hi readers,

So it’s been a while since I’ve done a book review. I’ve just finished reading the silent daughter. This book is available on Kindle Unlimited.

The silent daughter features Sadie Kelly, a teacher at a school with a haunting past. Suddenly, a school-girl she teaches goes missing. Will she cope with the secrets revealed to her. How will Sadie cope when she realises someone knows her secrets?

This book has unexpected twists and turns. I like how this book addressees lots of sensitive subjects (mental health etc). In my opinion, this makes the story seem real and relatable.

However many good points. It is still another book that wouldn’t be a stand out to me. Even though I did still like it.

I would recommend this book to someone who enjoys a good page-turner with lots of suspense.

I would give this book a 3.5/5

Thank you for reading.

Take care Lauren x

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My tips for studying at home.

Hi readers,

So as some of you know, I’m currently an Open University student. When I began studying from home, I struggled a little to adjust. Here are some tips and opinions I’ve come up with that helped me study.

Chose a designated space- A space free from distractions, and gets you in the mindset of studying. I find having everything I need in that space helpful.

Create a schedule- I like to know how long I need to spend studying. A routine allows me to use my time wisely.

Take regular breaks- Give your brain time to rest.

Remove distractions- I try to go somewhere quiet where disturbance is low (easier said than done)

Join groups- I learnt so much by joining WhatsApp and Facebook groups of people, who are studying the same as me.

Believe in yourself and work hard- Whether it’s online or in a school. Have the confidence in yourself. Try the hardest you can and be proud.

Have fun- I know how stressful studying can be, but I try to enjoy it as much as I can.

How do you guys like to study from home?

Thank you for reading.

Take care Lauren x

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Snowy Week.

Hi readers,

So I’m feeling like a big child again as I’ve had snow where I live! Its starting to get sunny again now.

Here are some pictures I have taken during the week.

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Furry friend tag! Happy birthday Molly.

Hi readers! So today is my dog Mollys birthday. So to celebrate I thought I would do the furry friend tag.

1.What is your pet’s name? Molly.


2. What kind of pet is it and what breed? She’s a dog and Staffordshire Bull Terrier.


3. Where did you get him/her? We got her from the local rescue centre.


4. What are some quirky things about your pet’s personality? She gets excited whenever she sees anyone. She will lay down the greet them.


5. What does your relationship with your pet mean to you? A lot, where I don’t have siblings she’s kind of like a sibling. She didn’t have the best start in life, so the bond is there and strong.


6. What are the nicknames that you call your pet? Molly-moo and Licker (because she kisses all the time)


7. How long have you had your pet? 5 and a half years.


8. Does your pet know any tricks? Sit, speak, wait, paw, play dead and roll over. She knows what walk, dinner and treats means.


9. What is your pets favourite toy? Squeaky ball.


10. Has your pet destroyed anything? She used to chew pretty bad. She’s destroyed hairbrushes and magazines.


11. How would your pet react to an intruder in your house? Probably greet them and get excited (vicious I know)


12. What is your pet’s favourite treat? Anything.


13. Can your pet swim? I’m not sure I’ve never tested her.


14. Do you crate your pet? No.


15. What is one negative thing about your pet? She is sometimes very clingy.


16. Does your pet sleep in bed with you? No.


17. Who does your pet love most? Me, of course.


18. Does your pet have a 4 legged BFF? She has lots of friends in the area. My nan’s dog is the one she’s probably been with most.


19. Do you dress your pet up? No. Unless you would say a coat for when it’s raining or cold dressing up.


20. If you could get another pet, what would it be and why? I don’t think I would get another pet. I’m pretty happy with just Molly.

Thank you for reading

Take Care Lauren x

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January 23rd: Happy 22nd birthday to me.

Hi readers,

So here’s the day I turn twenty-two. Crazy how last year I arranged a party and travelled. Things may be a lot quieter this year, but it doesn’t mean I’m going to be less positive to what the year brings.

Happy birthday to anyone also celebrating a lockdown birthday this month.

Thank you for reading.

Take care Lauren x

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27th December: A relaxing Christmas.

Hi readers,

All things considering my Christmas went pretty well. I spent the day with my family. Think I also eat a little too much food.

It seemed to be over within a flash. I can’t believe the countdown is officially over now. It seemed very weird not doing blogmas anymore. Now to look forward to hopefully a better new year.

Hope everyone had a safe and relaxing Christmas.

Wishing everyone the best.

Take care Lauren x

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December 20th: How I’m dealing with not getting the Christmas I planned 2020.

Hi readers,

So I don’t think many people are getting the Christmas they planned this year. It hasn’t been an easy year. Now further disruption from announcements of tier four restrictions in the UK. It’s dishearting, but here is how I’m trying to cope and stay positive for Christmas 2020.

Video calling– As I am in a long-distance relationship, I know video calls can be a saviour. It’s comfort. I’m going to try calling and video calling as much as possible.

Trying to distract myself- I’m going to do as many indoor Christmas activities as possible.

Look forwards- There will be hopefully many more Christmases and occasions I will be able to celebrate.

Take one day at a time- When life gets too much I’m always trying to tell myself just take one day at a time.

Accept it’s okay to be upset– I’m not pressuring myself to be completely happy always. Life doesn’t work that way. It’s how I react and pick myself up is the main thing.

Thank you for reading

Take care Lauren x

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November 11th: Remembrance day.

Good evening,

Today is remembrance day. So I thought I would do a quick acknowledgement post, to those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom.

I’ve been making sure to wear my poppy. Also, I did a two-minute silence at eleven.

I’ve seen lots of people remembering from home.

Thank you for reading.

Hope everyone staying safe.

Take care Lauren x