Balmi

Empties - January 2015

Friday, January 30, 2015

I think I said this on Twitter the other day but when I started doing empties posts I expected to post quarterly but every month I seem to have a box full. I started off using an old make up bag to keep things in but soon upgraded to a shoe box


Bath Products

Bomb Cosmetics Bath Mallows

I have got pictures of the products somewhere and I will be doing a Bomb Cosmetics Haul soon.

The Mallows I used were Button Moon and Lemon Express. I'd initially got these as stocking fillers for Christmas Presents but I ended up keeping these back for myself. I'm so glad I did as I loved them and really impressed. I paid about £2.20 each for them and while they are quite small they pack a punch.

They smelt amazing and left my skin feeling really soft. I used to have bad reactions from powdery bath products and was worried these might be the same for the cheap price. My skin hasn't reacted and I haven't felt itchy (Yay)

They have a creamy coating protecting the powder and they break up really well in the bath. I still had to scoop through the water and crumble the last bits of product.

The Lemon one has little gold stars that don't dissolve and I didn't like floaty bits in my bath. However saying this they didn't bother me as much as some other products I've tried.

This hasn't stopped me form buying 8 more (ops - They were half price)


Champneys Spa Indulgence Distance Shores Bubble Heaven

I've mainly been using this as a shower gel (You know that reading the label thing I struggled with last month? Well I still haven't mastered it) As a shower gel it's pretty nice but a bit too thick. The smell lasts and my skin feels soft. As a bath foam I found the smell so went and didn't linger on my skin. However the bathroom still smelt of it quite a while later.

This was a boots sale buy and I'm happy I got the set and looking forward to trying the others in the set. I won't be rushing out to find a big bottle of this but nice enough.



Lush Snow Fairy

I adore this product and regret not buying the biggest bottle. I do think it's expensive and this didn't last me as long as I expected but I did enjoy using it.

I will be buying it again next year.


Wilkinson Sword Razor

I got this in a You Beauty box and it was an item I choose myself. It was billed as an item you've not had before. I don't know if it was a new flavour or what but I've had this before I'm sure I am.

It's a good concept but for me it's not the greatest. I find that if I don't lather properly the razor gets stuck (TMI sorry)

It's a good idea for travel if you don't want to take razor and shaving gel. I don't think I'll be rebuying this any time soon. Never say never though.


Face Products

Body Care 4 in 1 wipes 

I got these as an emergency purchase in Blackpool and they were ok. Cheap and cheerful. They seemed to get make up off really well but when I washed my face in the shower with a muslin cloth it was a bit like the Turin Shroud!

I would buy these again I think as they are good value but think there are better (and worse) out there.



Tesco Cotton Wool Pads (I use them on my face hence they are in the face products section)

These were fine. No issue with them, not a great deal to say about them.



Eslor Firming Collagen Day Cream

Another sample from a beauty box. On one hand I love this, on the other I hated it. I did use it all up but the smell. It smells a bit like spent matches but worse. It made my skin feel amazing but I wouldn't rebuy this because I hated the smell. I also found the smell lingered and I could smell it on and off all day.


Nuxe Masque Créme Fraíche 

I was excited to receive this in a beauty box. My skin is dry and oily. I spoke to a make up artist and they said my skin sounds dehydrated.

I liked this but found my forehead going flaky. I read a review on XL Leah's blog and after I commented she said it says on the back to rub in after 10 mins or use toner to wipe off the excess. (Another failure to read labels. This should have been a new years resolution)

I think I had read this but because I felt the cream had soaked in I didn't think there was any excess to wipe off.

The next couple of times I used it I used some micelor water once it had all soaked in and found a much better result.

I have looked to purchase this but at £18.50 / 50ml I'm not sure I want to spend that much. It's very much on my wish list and a possible future purchase.


Hand Cream

L'Occitane Hand Cream Zesty Lime

I've raved about L'Occitane hand creams in the past and when this was a free gift with a magazine I grabbed it.

This has to be the least favourite of all the hand creams I've tried. The smell is very strong and it lives up to it's name zesty by name. I get bored of smells easily and after a while they leave me feeling queasy and this is one of them. I kept alternating it with others. I managed to finish the tube but I won't be buying it again.

It doesn't put me off buying other flavours of this but this one isn't for me.


Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Hand Treatment

This may be my hand cream of the year so far (Okay, Okay I know it's only January) This has a slightly medicinal smell. Not as powerful smelling as the original eight hour cream and it's a white cream.

It really makes my hands feel soft and I felt like I didn't need to use as much as with other hand creams. It soaks in quickly and I didn't feel like the smell lingers.

I got this in a set from ASDA and this tube only cost me £1.50. I would be very tempted to rebuy this even at the full price.

I have two more tubes and I'm trying to use other hand creams as I have got lots but I'm itching (Not eternally thank goodness) to start another tube of it.


Hair Products 

Paul Mitchell Dry Wash 

Another beauty box, another dry shampoo. I really liked this. I felt like my hair had more of a clean just washed look to it than with other dry shampoo's even on day two.

The only problem I found was I used it up really quickly. 2 or three uses. For cost Vs uses I think I'll be sticking with cheaper brands for now but if I saw this in offer I'd be very tempted to get some.


Nice'n Easy Perfect 10 Medium Brown

In an attempt to get my hair back to one colour I decided to try this, I've used it before and I like it because it works well in 10 minuets.

The only problem this time is my mum seems to have missed a patch and it feels like it's faded reall quickly this time.

I have bought this a few times before and I will it again.



Deodorant

Mitchum 48 hour Powder Fresh 

I seem to keep re-buying this. It's the second one I've used up and I'm on my third one. I like it and I really want to try the unperfumed but I'm scared it won't work the same.

Maybe next month I'll pluck up the courage.


Make Up

Balmi Lip Balm - Raspberry

I bought this as I was curious by the packaging and it was on offer in Tesco. I have mixed emotions about this. It took mixed emotions about this. It took me ages to work out how to open it (You twist it)

The lid broke on me after about 4 uses. one of the sides cracked. It kept coming open in my bag an was covered in fluff 99% of the time,

I liked the flavour, smell and texture. I have used use a lot of it but I got sick of picking fluff of it.

I have repurchsed another one of these from the Boots sale and I'm trying to be more careful with the next one.


L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes

This isn't empty not even close but it's going. I've had it over a year and I don't like it. I think it was in a set when you bought / spent so much L'Oreal you got a box of treats.

I did use this a few times on nights out and I think if it didn't have the glitter (sorry Diamantissime flecks) it could be a really nice mascara. I found myself taking it out to use. Sighing and putting it back. A sure sign I'm not fond of a product.


Barry M Lash Vegas

This is very similar to the above in that I've had it for over a year and hardly used it. This was in a goodie bag from an event and I just couldn't get on with it. The wand is oddly shaped and I felt it was flaky and messy to use. Maybe I got a bad one but it hasn't encouraged me to try it again.



 Have you tried any of these products? How has your experience been compared to mine? 

Book Review

Book Review - Hiraeth A Mark - Marc - Liz Riley Jones

Thursday, January 29, 2015

I want to start by saying I did receive this book to review. All opinions are my own. 



1) About the book

Mona has has been on the run all her life whether she knows it or not. When her parents die she moves in wither uncle.

When her uncle also dies his will specifies she has to trace her family history in a village in Wales. The terms specify she has to spend at least a month their to claim her inheritance.

When a series of dramatic events unfold Mona is branded the mark by the community and suspensions are cast to find out is she with them or against them.

Find out her roots, learning who she is in the present and leaving us on a cliff hanger the book covers. Love, Life, Wales, Druids, legends and much more.

2) What did you like about the book?

I liked that the book was set in the present day. When I read the blurb I assumed it was set in the distant past. The book opens in 2007 and quickly moves to around 2012. 

I liked the use of Welsh language through out the book. In a week when I saw stories in the paper. Is the Welsh language dead I felt a little bit of hope that it had been kept alive in this book. 

There is a great level of details to the book including pronunciations of names and places as well as maps. For me this was helpful to picture where they were and while I still of no hope of pronouncing some of the names and places I think I'm at least half way there. 

The book is an enjoyable to read and did take me a few days to get into but once I was in I was hooked. 

The people in the books felt believable while still having elements you wouldn't see in real life (well maybe but not in the circles I run in) 

The book has a wide range of people in  the community and it feels like a lot of though has gone into the personality  of each one.

3) What did you dislike about the book?

I disliked some of the sexual language, in some parts I felt they were a bit unnecessary and while the scenes were needed I think they could have been conveyed in different ways to get the same or better effects. 

4) Round up 
While I found it difficult to get into the book and there were elements I didn't totally enjoy the over all story and the journey really drew me in and I enjoyed the journey.
I laughed and while I didn't cry I did feel emotionality involved in the story and when I turned the last page I needed to read more.

Luckily it's a trilogy, sadly the second book hasn't been published yet. 

5) Marks out of 5
5
Maybe this should be a 4.5 - 5 with books its, not always the beginning or middle that created the score but the end. It left me needing to read more.

Have you read this book what did you think? 

Boots

Clarks Shoe Haul - Sale Shopping

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

I will freely admit I have way too many clothes and while I own a lot of shoes I don't have many I can walk in or are weather appropriate.

Clarks isn't a shop I actively go into looking for shoes. I struggle with Clarks shoes normally as the standard fitting is too narrow and while the wide fit is good width wise 6.5 are far too small and 7s far too big. I go in with my mum on occasion or as a last resort but I've been really lucky the past few weeks and found shoes I like and that fit.

When I was in Blackpool I spotted these high top boots for £15. I was really unsure as they looked dirty. My mum has some similar in Navy but they are slightly different and clean looking. I decided for £15 I wouldn't mind ruining them in the rain as they are suede and they didn't need breaking in as they were already dirty looking.

They are really comfy and I really like them with my jeans.


Boots are something I go through at an alarming rate. It doesn't matter if I pay £50 or £9 they seem to last the same amount of time.

The boots I had been wearing I got in November or December and were breaking up. I nipped into my local Clarks to see what they had in. I tried a few pairs on before I tried this pair. They are a 7.5 which is why I dismissed trying them on but they had been marked down to £23.99 from £59.99. I really this the style. The toe isn't too pointy or square.

I haven't worn them yet as the snow came and I don't think they'd do too well in  snow and I didn't want to ruin the beautiful soft leather.


I just need some new work shoes now and I'm all set for the next couple of month.

Beauty

Latest In Beauty - The Party Prep Box

Tuesday, January 27, 2015


 Earlier in the month I told you about one of the two beauty boxes I treated myself to and now I'm going to share then second box.

Again this is a Latest in Beauty box and another one where I knew what I was getting. The product that really sold this box to me was the Dr Organic face mask. I've been looking for a tube face mask for a while and can't settle on which one to get.


What was in the box:
1 x Batiste XXL Plumping Powder (5g)

This is something I've never tried but I've been tempted to buy a couple of times. I've had similar that I bought from my hairdressers that I loved. 

I'll be interested to see how this works. I've seen mixed reviews about it but now my hair is getting longer it needs a bit of omph



1 x Bellápierre Volumizing Mascara in black (9ml)

Another one to add to my collection. I haven't tried this but as it's RRP is £19.99 (on their website. I've seen it for less on other sites) I have high hopes for it. I like the look of the wand. It looks fairly traditional and almost old fashioned now. There seems to be a fashion for random shape and size brushes. I'm looking forward to trying this.



1 x Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm (4.25g)

I seem to have a lot of lip balms at the moment so have put this one away but I do like Burt's Bees products. I'm currently using a tinted lip balm from the same brand.



1 x CHEEKY Chat Me Up Nail Paint (10ml)

I first saw these in superdrug about a year ago and almost bought one. Then I got this same one in another beauty box. I really like the colour and how it applies. 

I've given this one to my friend at work, she seems to be the recipient of all my duplicates.



1 x Daniel Sandler Waterproof Eyeliner (full size, 0.35g)

As I mentioned in the post about the other box, it does feel a bit like this box is made up of left overs of other boxes. This product was an exclusive in the first ever Glamour beauty box I got. 

I'm happy I got another one of these as my mum stole this as soon as I open the Glamour box. I didn't even have a chance to take a photo of it! 




1 x Dr Organic Dead Sea Mineral Bio-Plasma Mud Mask (100ml)

I'm excited to try this. I love using face masks and I've been using a lot of sachet masks. I haven't been able to make my mind up on which mask to buy and I often can't justify the cost. Even though I know when you break it down to cost per use the majority of masks will be cheaper than a sachet which are often £1 each. 






1 x invisibobble the traceless hair ring (full size)

I've had these before and my hair still isn't long enough to use them. I was confused when I first heard about these. How can they be invisible when they are bright colours. I'm so silly after much googling I discovered they are not invisible when they are in your hair but they are not meant to leave the line in your hair when you take them out. 

I will have to report back once my hair is longer.



1 x L'Oreal Paris Infallible 24h Lip colour (full size)

I have tried this a couple of times and I like the colour. The staying power has been mixed one day it lasted a good 4 hours another time it felt like it wore off within 10 mins.

I also find this to stay tacky / sticky on the lips for ages. I don't know if that's how it's meant to  be but I don't like the feeling. 

I'm going to give it a couple more tries as I do like th colour on me,



1 x Paul Mitchell Dry Wash™ Express Dry Waterless Shampoo (50ml)

Since I've been trying to grow my hair I've been washing my hair less and less which mean i'm more and more reliant on dry shampoo.

I've use this on Shampoo Day plus 1 and loved it. It didn't feel like it had done anything but every time I looked in the mirror I was impressed that my hair didn't look like Shampoo day plus 1. I was less impressed Day plus 2 but as I have really greasy hair not much stands up to day 2.



1 x MARSK Mineral Eyeshadow in Rich List (1.2g)


I haven't tried this yet. I'm not sure I will as it's quite a yellow gold colour but if I do I will let you know.


1 x Rimmel BB Cream Matte (8ml tube, shade: Light)

This is too pale for me so it will be being passed on.



1 x Lindt Milk Chocolate Novelty Hollow Figure 10g

Sadly no photo, I ate it straight away!

1 x Latest in Beauty Pocket Mirror

A mirror always comes in handy. it'll be put in my handbag.



1 x Amphora Aromatics Orange & Clove Candle

I think in my last post I said I could have lived without this in the box as I'm not a massive fan of cloves but it does smell amazing.

I have now had a chance to burn this and I love it. We rarely light candles. I'm not sure why but I think this will be living in the bath room for when I have a chance to have a long soak in the bath.



I'm still toying with the idea of re-subscribing to one subscription service? Which boxes do you subscribe to and what do you think is the best value for money?


I've re-taken some of the picture with my new light cube what do we think? are the pictures with the red background better?

ASDA

OOTD - Bargain ASDA Dress

Monday, January 26, 2015

When I bought this dress from ASDA in the sale between Christmas and New Year there was only one thing I really liked about it. The price. It had been reduced to £5.00. 

It was too high neck for me, it was a bit too small and I wasn't sure about the shape of it. Still I kept it, it was only a fiver.


I was going to take it back but I kept forgetting. I tried it on last week and it fitted a lot better. I really like the print and the fabric is a bit unusual. It's not scuba but it's along those lines.


The high neck was a bit irritating and I kept finding myself putting my chin inside my neck as I was sat at my desk to give me bit of extra space. 

I've got a real thing for dresses with sleeves that coved up to the elbow (is there a name for this length? half sleeve? one third?) 

What do you think of these bargains? What length would you say these sleeves are? 

Event

The Escape Room - Manchester

Sunday, January 25, 2015

On Thursday night I faced my fears and anxiety and headed to The Escape Rooms  in Manchester City centre for their official launch night. 

I freely admit I'm a wimp and I didn't have a clue what to expect. The website has very little detail of what you will experience and this gives it an air of mystery as to not give to much away. 

Being locked in a room with strangers (mostly) for an hour trying to escape not knowing what to expect has to be one of the most fun things I've done in a long time. I'm so glad I made myself go. 

I only knew one other person going and I went to meet Jenny from The Brick Castle blog at her tram stop at Shudehill and it took us about 5 mins to walk down to the venue which is at 1 - 7 Chapel Street and has the same entrance as Bijou. The entrance  could be missed if you don't know what you're looking for. (I'm one of those who checked Google Streetview so I had an idea and Jenny hand her GPS on so we knew we had the right place) 


I hadn't picked my camera up as I knew we wouldn't be able to take photo's inside the room so Jenny has kindly let me use some of hers and I took a couple on my phone.


When we arrived we were taken to the bar area to wait for the others to arrive and had a chance to meet some of the team who were all really friendly and reassuring. They gave us an idea of what to expect without giving anything away. They recommend getting their 15 mins early to go through the rules and booking a place seems really simple on the online form.

Photo from The Brick Castle


My team was made up of  Jenny, Hayley, Nisha , and Magdalena. I've met Jenny two or three times and Hayley once before but I hadn't met Nisha or Magdalena. We were taken to The Mummy - This is the easiest room but it still has a difficulty of three. 

Photo from The Brick Castle 
 You can't take pictures in the rooms but we were allowed a couple. I don't think they give anything away. The clock gets set at one hour and the door locked behind you and off you go to crack the clues and Escape
Photo from The Brick Castle 

You are allowed one hint and you get this by pressing the buzzer by the door. There is also a door release button in case of emergency as well as the rooms being monitored by the team on camera.

I'd love to look back at our footage. We quickly got the jist of what we had to do but some simple schoolgirl errors had us spending almost half our time on the first clue and we had to have a hint. 

Once we hit our stride we worked as a team to solve the remaining clues and by some miracle we Escaped with almost 9 minuets to spare. How I don't know!!! 

The clues are not difficult, you don't need to over think them and you need to do you don't need any special skills or abilities to do the room we went in. I think other rooms may have some restrictions. I think one room might involve someone crawling into a small space (I could be wrong).

The room we were in was quite small but I didn't feel claustrophobia, there are sound effects that did have me having slight moments of ohhh what's about to happen. I wouldn't say it was scary scary but there was some element of anxiety and panic. The time pressure was a bit of a worry especially when I looked an saw 15 mins had passed and we hadn't even got anywhere close to working out the first clue.  

I'm a real scardy cat but I felt safe and I thinking knowing we were being monitored and that in reality I could leave the room at any time if I needed to really helped. 

The feeling when Hayley went to the door and said we've done it it's unlocked was "No! Really?" Maybe they forgot to lock it when they came in with the hint

I then saw a member of staff saying well done you've done it and I felt elated and I got a massive hug from Magdalena. 

We got to have a team congratulatory picture and with any luck we'll go up on the hall of fame board. I expect we'll soon be knocked off the board but as they've only been opened a week we should at least make it to the board.


The price is dependant on the room, number of people in the group, time of day and you can have teams of 2 - 6 people in your team (dependant on room). They are also able to cater for corporate events which I think would be a great team building exorcise  while being a lot of fun. 

Not all of the rooms are fully accessible and the bar area up a few steps but from reading the post Jenny has already done they have said they are looking to make some changed to the layout and if you have any questions about access ask the team they are all really friendly and approachable. 

There are 5 rooms The Mummy, Prison Break, Slaughter House, The Secret Lab, Room 13. I really want to go back. I don't think Slaughter House is for me or Room 13 (I don't like the number 13) But I'd give Prison Break or The Secret Lab a go. 

I'm still on a bit of a high from the experience, I can't say enough how much fun I had and was worth those anxious moments.

There was no point where I felt I needed to leave the room, it was frustrating, rewarding, fun. and I'm already making plans or the start of plans to again.

I was invited as a guest in exchange for my thoughts about the venue. 

Beauty

Boots 70% Sales Haul

Friday, January 23, 2015

I've waiting for the 70% off event at Boots ever since they started marking things down. I didn't need anything or particularly want anything so I just nipped into the small boots in Manchester city centre.

I was surprised to see they had quite a lot left not much variety but plenty of boxes of what they did have.

I got the Sanctuary box which was originally £45.00 and I paid £13.50. This has lots of things in. 


I've previously used some sanctuary spa scrub that I bought from latest in beauty. This box has so many things I'm not sure what to try first. 

It contains:

Body Butter
Hand Cream
Foot Cream
Body wash
Bath cream
Body Scrub
Scrub
 Body lotion
Shower gel


I also got a small Soap and Glory set. I decided against the big set this year. I've had one for the past few years and I never use everything.

This was originally £16 and I paid £4.80. Again I haven't tried this but I love citrus scents so I'm hoping I'll love this.

I have have a sniff and the fragrance and to me it smells like orange tic tacs which I hate. This has really put me off smelling and trying anything else.

Has anyone tried this? Please reassure me it's nice.


In my local boots this weekend I got one of the Balm lip balms  It's Coconut and I love it. It came in a cute bauble. I paid £1.50 instead of £5.00 (Full price with the Christmas bauble is £4.99 at boots)


50 Books in 2015

50 Books in 2015 - Books 1 - 5

Thursday, January 22, 2015

I've set myself a goal of reading 50 books in 2015. I'm planning on using good reads to update and I'm not 100% sure how you add friends on their but this is the link to my Profile so you might be able to add me if you want to.

Why 50 books?

It seems like a nice round number and for me I think it's an achievable number.

I know some people will be thinking wow that's a lot and others will be only 50? This is my number.

I don't know how many books I read last year as I only recorded 4 books on my good reads account but I read at least 5 on holiday and I tend to read on the bus too and from work so 50 averages out at 4 a month.

Books so far:

Book 1

A Week in Paris - Rachel Hore

This was a Christmas present from my mum and I really enjoyed this book. I have read a couple of other books my the same author and liked them as well.

I'm going to do a couple of full book reviews a month but I'm not sure what books will be reviewed as yet.

A quick synopsis of this book is:

A school girl is reluctantly allowed by her mum on a school holiday to Paris where a series of events make her feel like she has been their before.

5 years later she has a chance to go back for work, in the mean time her mum takes an overdose and is in hospital she tells her daughter to get something from her house before she goes to Paris which will answer some questions.

The trip is split into the past and "present" (It's set in the 50's)

I'm not always keen on books that jump between time lines although I do read a lot of them but I really enjoyed this book.

We learn about why the main character feels Paris is familiar and what her and her family's life was like during the war.


Book 2

Summer at the lake - Erica James

A beautifully written book that feel like it's more than a chick lit novel. I read this on my mums recommendation. It did have the hall marks of a chick lit book but it was a little bit more polished. 

It's centred around Floriana a tour guide from Oxford when she is knocked over on her way home from work she makes friends with her rescuers. A guy who has just been dumped and a pensioner. 

There are a few coincidences which actually make a really sweet twist to the story. The guy is a property developer who just happens to have bought a house next door to the pensioner. (This isn't really a spoiler) and I sound like I didn't like this but I didn't actually mine this. 

Again it is another book that has split time periods but again I didn't mind this (Maybe I actually like these kinds of books. I read enough of them) 

Book 3

Girl Online - Zoe Sugg

I enjoyed this book on balance, whether it was written by Zoe or a ghost written I liked it and I like Zoe.

I'm hoping to review two books a month. One near the begging and one at towards the end of the month and I've reviewed this one. You can read that review here

If you like Young Adult Literature or if you are a Young Adult I'd say give it ago. 

Book 4

Hiraeth a mark - marc - Liz Riley Jones  

I don't want to talk too much about this one here as I'm planning a full review on it next Thursday. I did receive this for review and it took me about 2 weeks to get past page 5 but it was worth the perseverance. (it wasn't the book is was me I was in Christmas holiday mode) 

It's set in Wales and is a love story, an adventure story, with some mythology and I really enjoyed it. I can't wait for part two. 


Book 5

The Black Ice - Michael Connelly

This is a bit of a cheat but as I only had a couple of chapters left but as I finished it in 2015 I'm claiming it as a read in 2015.  

I didn't enjoy this as much as his other books. Harry Bosh annoyed me in this. Maybe I've read too many of his books. 

I imagine him to be somewhere between Kojak and Columbo with a bit of DVD from Diagnosis Murder. He's too clever for his own good and has the shittest luck in the world whist having the best luck in the world. 

I'm being a bit hard on this. It wasn't bad but I think I'm giving myself a break from crime books with an on going character.  


I've joined a book reading group on Facebook which seems pretty cool and I think seeing updates will keep me motivated to read and record my books.

Through that group I've found out about a reading challenge. 26 books in 2015 This seems like a cool idea as it doesn't tell you what book to read but is a promps list for example:

A book with a blue cover

A book of poems. 

A book from the Library (this might be problematic as I have a phobia ever since they knocked on the door asking for a book back - are they going to fine me for over due books. I might go and sit in the library and read one there. Disguise needed) 

I've only just found out about this yet and I haven't decided if I'm going to incorporate in to these update. Keep it separate. I might have it as a note on facebook or even just have it in a google drive spreadsheet. 

Looking at the 5 books I've read so far they could cover many of the prompts so I might list things against a couple of categorises then at the end of the year I can make sure everything is matched up? 

Have you got any ideas how I can do it? What do you want to see?

What book are you currently reading? Also what do you use as a bookmark?

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