More than a billion people use Instagram world-wide; it is a highly competitive arena where lots of people make lots of money. With a poultry 600 followers I have always struggled with it but assumed as I don’t have a perfect ‘instagramable’ life I was never going to see any improvement. Blogging at www.meandorla.co.uk Sarah,… Read More Book review: Hashtag Authentic by Sarah Tasker
When Rowen Coleman visited Ponden Hall for a photography course some years ago she was completely seduced by the wonderfully atmospheric house with its undoubted Bronte connections. The result of the seduction became The Girl at the Window, a beautiful tale of love and loss throughout the ages. Ponden Hall is situated just outside Haworth… Read More Book Review: The Girl at the Window by Rowen Coleman
Having long had my own addiction to self-help books I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Marianne Power’s Help Me, which sounded like the self help book to end all self help books. Marketed as ‘one woman’s quest to find out if self-help really can change your life’ each chapter is a canter through famous… Read More Book Review: Help Me by Marianne Powers
Many of us have thought, at one time or another, how great it would be to leave the shackles of the day job and make a living from what truly makes us happy. But is it really possible? The lure of a regular income keeps many of us in jobs we otherwise may have left.… Read More Book review: Ruth Kudzi Is This It?
I’m alway sceptical of books that tell you how to be happy and transform your life with some magic formula. However having seen one of the authors, Andy Cope, speak at an event a few years ago I had an idea The Art of Being Brilliant might be a good read. The book, also written… Read More Book review: The Art of Being Brilliant
Chrissie Wellington A Life Without Limits The problem with achieving enormous feats, not just once but four times, like Chrissie Wellington is that it is easy for others to think being ironman world champion is all a bit of a breeze. But not so, her autobiography ‘A Life Without Limits’ is full to the brim… Read More Thinking of doing a triathlon? Three books to get you motivated
Looking at Louise Minchin on BBC Breakfast with her pristine blonde bob, professionally delivering the day’s news you would never imagine she spends her weekends flinging herself into lakes, hurtling down hills on a bike or running across the North West’s landscape. But just check her Twitter feed and she really is the action woman… Read More Book review: Dare to Tri by Louise Minchin