Blog Birthday – 7 Years!

Hey Book Lovers! 📚

I am so happy to tell you that it is now half term! Thank goodness for that. It means I will be around much more which is good. It also means I’ve got more time to read! I’ve got an ever increasing to be read pile that I am planning on getting down but first I want to celebrate with you all my blog birthday! The official date is the 25th May but that was exam day for my students so I have to admit I didn’t look at my blog until quite late. Regardless, 7 years ago I set up my blog with very low expectations. I just wanted a place to log my favourite books, bakes and places. I’m really proud that I’ve stayed true to my roots these 7 years but also had the best time with the blogging community.

Despite working, I did manage to do a couple things to celebrate my little blog’s birthday. First of all, I went to my local Waterstones. This, as I’m sure you all know, is dangerous because I always leave with a bag of books. I have absolutely no will power so I can never just buy one. Yet, this is what life is about; doing the things you love. Hopefully I’ve got some brilliant ones here so do let me know if you’ve read any and where I should begin! There’s some summery ones that I am planning to leave for my summer holiday but I’m super excited about ‘This Is Not A Book About Benedict Cumberbatch‘ and ‘The Keeper of Lost Things‘ and ‘Hotel Magnifique‘ is absolutely stunning. I’m also working on making a plan for the Queen’s Jubilee. There’s a couple of books especially for the celebration in this pile too!

Staying true to the second half of my namesake: cake. I also managed to get my hands on three yumnuts from Costa. I swear these are my favourite thing right now. They’re yumyums but in the shape of doughnuts and are blissfully wonderful. I am literally obsessed with them and whenever I’ve gone to a Costa and they’ve sold out, I’ve been a little bit gutted. I urge you all to try them! Go on, do it for my blog birthday 🥳. I’m hoping for more cake this weekend too!

Lastly, I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for supporting me, following me, commenting and stopping by. It means so much that people love my blog as much as I do. Bring on the next 7 years and all the books, exploring and cakes it brings! There’s some really special people in the blogging world and I feel so privileged that I am part of it.

I’ll be back very soon with an explorations post, my book for this month and more books that I hope to get through. I can’t wait!

Big love to you all xxx

53 thoughts on “Blog Birthday – 7 Years!

  1. Thank you for sharing and Happy Anniversary!!.. hope you have many more!!.. 🙂

    Until we meet again..
    May the sun shine all day long
    Everything go right, nothing go wrong
    May those you love bring love back to you
    And may all the wishes you wish come true
    (Irish Saying)

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  2. Charley, a very Happy Birthday to your Blog! You’ve marked it perfectly with a book buying spree and cakes! The yumsyums look delicious and so many of the books tempt me. Ruth Hogan’s is superb and one I’m sure you will enjoy! Have a great half-term break and if celebrating have a fantastic time!

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    1. Annika! I’ve missed you. How are you? I’m glad to hear from you. Thanks for being there from day one, you wonderful human you. I really appreciate it. You’re one of the best things to come from my journey on WordPress. I’ll never forget it and you. ♥️

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  3. Two days late I know but also a very happy blogiversary from me! Such a great achievement and I hope you’ll double this number, at least :-). I’d never heard of yumyums before so you taught me something new! We don’t have Costa’s here but when I ever visit London again I’ll make sure to look out for them.

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    1. Aw thank you so much! It doesn’t matter that it’s late – it’s the sentiment that means the world. Thank you!
      Aw yes, do! Enjoy. They’re delicious and very moorish! You’ll want more than one, I promise! Thanks again. I hope you’re well x

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