Archive for ‘Challenge Updates’

January 23, 2013

Puppy Face

Yes this is my puppy face. I am using it on you all right now because I’m handing in all my monies on Saturday morning and I could really use a bit of help on the donations front. For those of you who don’t know, it’s for World Horse Welfare (not just for me) and I’d really like to reach 300 pounds which could pay for all of their work after my 100 book challenge this year. If you’re unsure, look at the pug’s face. It’ll help you decide.¬†JustGive.


January 4, 2013

Frivolous Friday

My first one in a long long while- inject some colour into your life ūüôāImage

January 3, 2013

2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 7,200 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 12 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

January 3, 2013

Just so you know….I haven’t died….

Hello Hello my lovely readers! Happy New Year!

Yes, I can see you looking at me in that judgemental fashion, raising your eyebrows. I can almost hear the offended tone of ‘Where HAVE you been’. I apologise. Unfortunately, the final year of university is something akin to being tortured with a phenomenal lack of sleep and the creeping fear that the work may, in fact, never end and thus, no time for blogging. However, I am back (cough…to ask for your money) because I have genuinely missed blogging but also…because….I HAVE FINISHED MY CHALLENGE!! woo! Yes, I have finished 100 books. I kind of feel like I’ve been on a mental marathon, and there were times I was fairly certain I wouldn’t manage to finish but I have!

I shall be writing a few blog posts on varying aspects of finishing the challenge but would like to take this opportunity to ask…welll…for your money. It’s not for me! As those of you who have been following for a while know, I started my blog and my challenge hoping to raise money for the charity World Horse Welfare (info all over my blog). So far I’ve raised 251 pounds, but I would greatly appreciate it if you would contribute anything on my justgiving page. Horse welfare might not be high on your priority list but here are some reasons its high on mine:

1. Horses are still needed to support people’s livelihoods in many countries. Unfortunately many of these people do not know a great deal about proper horse care and this leads not only to bad conditions for the horses but ultimately, to a much less capable working animal for the person. World Horse Welfare supports these communities and animals in their work.

2. The lack of high profile is precisely why I wanted to raise money for World Horse Welfare in the first place. Horses are often associated with the very wealthy and it is assumed that horses are usually animals that benefit from this wealth. However, this is not always so, as there are many cases of serious mistreatment of horses within the UK. Dogs and cats that end up on the streets are quickly picked up and cared for. A horse in a lonely field that very few pass will often go unnoticed for a very long time, and this is why we need World Horse Welfare.

3. They’re cute! Cummon!

I would also like to thank those of you who have commented and not stopped following despite a 6 month long absence and those who have joined more recently!

With a big hug for you all!


May 2, 2012

Just to remind you….

Hello my readers. Before I move away from the land of blogging to ensure a lack of failure in finals, I just want to remind all you people, in particularly my 58 followers (58 followers- isn’t that awesome) that my blog is actually not just for fun, I’m actually doing it for the charity World Horse Welfare. World Horse Welfare is a great UK charity that takes care of abused horses in the UK and abroad helping not only these furry creatures but also educating people who aren’t able to take care of them. So even if you just donate ¬£1 it could make the world of difference for the people at WHW and I would be hugely grateful if you could donate. Thank you!

April 15, 2012

3 months blogging…

Tomorrow is my three month blog-iversary-. which apparently is when a blog becomes officially ‘established’, whatever that is meant to mean. Just wanted to say thanks for all the people who follow and seem to enjoy my blog! I’ve really enjoyed keeping a blog much more than I thought and to celebrate my general blogging joy I shall begin a week of purely picture blogging to celebrate books (and also the awesome pictures I found on pinterest).

April 9, 2012


As of yesterday I get to watch the small screen again. I’m not sure whether I actually want to or not, it’s been so nice being free of its grasp but who am I kidding, I’ve missed weeks of How I Met Your Mother- this must be remedied! Nevertheless definitely the most rewarding Lenten thing I’ve ever done.

February 22, 2012

40 days and 40 nights.

So, lent starts today and with it comes my sacrifice for lent- my TV! Even though¬†the challenge has gotten me reading much more the lovely screen in my¬†bedroom continues to draw me in, so for the next 40 days and 40 nights the only moving pictures I will be see are you-tube videos to post on this blog and the occasional trip to the cinema. Wish me luck! And don’t forget to donate!

February 13, 2012


I could write an appropriately themed meme in here but as I can’t actually think of one, just look at the determined baby face! Anyway- quick challenge update, I have gotten 10% through my challenge- 10 books achieved in a month, which I’m pretty happy with! Let’s seen what this next month brings, especially with the start of Lent and my TV ban! Thank you very much to everyone for supporting my initiative, don’t forget to Donate, every little bit goes towards an under-publicized but extremely good cause :).

January 7, 2012

The Challenge

So, before my challenge begins I just wanted to let you know a little reasoning behind my challenge. I’ve become phenomenally lazy-it’s too easy to just put on the TV instead of picking up a book. So my challenge is simple-read 100 books this year- all in aid of World Horse Welfare (donate above). The challenge will officially start on the 16th of January 2012 and finish on the 16th of January 2013. Included in this challenge I will also be giving up television for lent! All support is much appreciated and I hope you enjoy!