My October Favourites

91ZKzlBvzTLI can’t believe we’re into the second week of November. Christmas is next month! I know I am a little late off the mark but I wanted to share some of my October favourites.


Composition Book from Knock Knock. 

I love the stationary from Knock Knock. They are the company that usually do all of the cute sticky to do pads with little funny sayings on them. This book was kindly sent to me from the guys over at Chronicle Books. This is part of a little series. As well as the purple one which is the important topics notebook, they do a pink one titled the funny one and a blue one too titled, hyper organised so you can pick the one that suits your personality the best. I’ve always loved the look of the composition books that I used to see on TV shows like Degrassi Junior High and films like Struck by Lightening and now I have one (almost.)


Santa’s Little Melter Candle.

IMG_0509I light a lot of candles. If I am at home, you can usually find a candle lit in the room I’ve decided to hang out in. This is the Santa’s Little Helper candle from Bomb Cosmetics. I originally got one of these last year for my birthday. I fell so in love with the scent that I had to buy another one. It’s such a lovely, sweet scent and reminds me of all the sweetie goodness of Christmas (it has a little cinnamon in it I think.) Along with this one, I am also loving the Berry Trifle candle from Yankie Candle. So many lovely candles, so little time to burn them.


Disney’s Legacy Collection. 

Along with books, I am a MASSIVE Disney fan. I don’t care if I am in my thirties. You’re never too old for Disney in my opinion. For my birthday at the beginning of IMG_0508October, my husband brought me the first in my growing collection of the Legacy Collection, Sleeping Beauty. Since then, I have expanded to include Mary Poppins, The Little Mermaid and Disneyland. They are a must for any fan I think. Not only does it feature the music, demos etc from the films, on the Mary Poppins CD, there is original audio from when PL Travers was consulting on Mary Poppins (some of which is heard at the end of Saving Mr. Banks.) It’s fascinating.


I’ll Never Write in This Journal, Journal. 

Again, this is from Knock Knock and it was sent to me by Chronicle Books. I love this sort of thing and I try to keep a regular journal as writing things down helps me calm 71tFmDOAX8L down before going to sleep. This one is particularly cute as it features little sayings, check lists and words of wisdom as you go along. Love, love, love.


See Me by Nicholas Sparks and Shopaholic to the Rescue by Sophie Kinsella.

It was tough to pick two books from the ones I have acquired over the last few weeks as there was so many (including Dawn French’s new novel.) However, I think these two were amongst my favourites. I am quickly becoming a big fan of Nicholas Sparks’ books and I really enjoyed See Me. I’ve not managed to start Shopaholic to the Rescue yet. It’s a follow on from Shopaholic to the Stars that was released earlier this year and I have biting at the bit to find out what happens so am looking forward to getting engrossed into that when I can.


IMG_0511 IMG_0513NaNoWriMo Word Count Chart. 

If you’ve not already guessed, I am taking part in National Novel Writing Month. It’s something I enjoy doing every year. One of the things I always like to keep track of is the daily word count as well as the overall total. It keeps me focused. I am very pleased to have this chart this year. I received it as part of my donation goodies (I donate every year,) and it has already come in very handy as I am not trying to keep track of my daily word total on scrap pieces of paper.


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I’m Laura. I started Novel Kicks in 2009. I wanted a place to post my writing as well as give other writers like me the opportunity to do the same. There is also a monthly book club, a writing room which features writing prompts, book reviews, competitions, author interviews and guest posts.

I grew up by the sea (my favourite place in the world) and I currently live in Hampshire. I am married to Chris, have a cat named Buddy and I would love to be a writer. I’m trying to write the novel I’ve talked so much about writing if only I could stop pressing delete. I’ve loved writing since creative writing classes in primary school. I have always wanted to see my teacher Miss Sayers again and thank her for the encouragement. When not trying to write the novel or writing snippets of stories on anything I can get my hands on, I love reading, dancing like a loon and singing to myself very badly. My current obsession is Once Upon a Time and I would be happy to live with magic in the enchanted forest surrounded by all those wonderful stories provided that world also included Harry Potter. I love reading chick lit. contemporary fiction and novels with mystery.

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