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WHERE I LOVE TO WRITE BY REBECCA THORNTON | YOUR GUILTY SECRET BLOG TOUR

Today, I am so excited to be hosting a guest post from Rebecca Thornton, author of Your Guilty Secret, for the book's blog tour. In this post, Rebecca shares with us where she loves to write, and how her second book's writing location completely differed from her first...

Thank you so much to Rebecca for letting me part of her blog tour today, and I hope you all enjoy this post!

THE YEAR I DIDN'T EAT BY SAMUEL POLLEN REVIEW | BLOG TOUR

The Year I Didn't Eat
Rating
: 5/5
Buy or Borrow: Buy
Source: Copy gifted from ZunTold Publishing

Fourteen-year-old Max doesn't like to eat, and the only one he can confess his true feelings to is Ana---also known as his eating disorder, anorexia. In a journal that his therapist makes him keep, he tells Ana his unfiltered thoughts and fears while also keeping track of his food intake. But Ana's presence has leapt off the page and into his head, as she feeds upon all of his fears and amplifies them. 


Will anorexia continue to rule Max's life, or will he be able to find a way to live around his eating disorder? 

WINING AND DINING IN LONDON | SQUAREMEAL | AD

London has always been one of my favourite cities in the world. Even though it's only 30 minutes on a train for me, it still feels special every time that I visit. I'm a massive foodie, and have been to many restaurants and bars in the city, and I thought I'd share some of my favourite places to go in this blog post.

There are a range of cuisines, and a real range of prices - so you'll definitely find at least one place on my list of favourites to suit you!

All of the eateries listed below can be found at Square Meal. Square Meal is a great website which lists thousands of restaurants, bars, wedding & party venues in one place; with reviews, contact information - and a really great reward scheme.

MY FIRST SMEAR TEST

I wasn't going to write a blog post today. And I definitely wasn't going to write a blog post about this topic; but I shared a tweet this morning, and it had such an overwhelming response, that I wanted to share my experience.

Smear tests. Most women know that 6 months before your 25th birthday, a letter drops through your letterbox informing you that your first cervical screening test is due. I'll be honest - I have been dreading this moment for around a year now. I received my first letter in October 2018, as my 25th birthday is early March. I pushed it to the back of my mind until another letter came through a few weeks ago, with an information booklet. I reluctantly booked an appointment. 

I can honestly say that if my sister and mum hadn't had abnormal cells when they had their smear tests, I probably wouldn't have gone. I'd heard it was uncomfortable, and not a pleasant experience.

For anyone that doesn't know, a cervical screening test "involves taking a small sample of cells from the surface of your cervix. A device called a speculum will be put into your vagina and then used to open it gently. They then use a small brush to take a sample from the surface of your cervix". (NHS cervical screening leaflet)