The festive season, as you may already know, is my absolute favourite time of the year; with all the lights, decorations, music and of course, the presents. My favourite thing about Christmas is that it’s a time when we sit down and take in the year, we reminisce over the memories we’ve made, the new … Continue reading The Single Christmas Tinsel
I don’t know about you guys, but I’m a planner, so even on my student budget, I’ve been planning presents for my friends and family since a cold mid-October evening, when I took my little pen and notepad out and burnt the midnight oil scribbling ideas for everyone. Just kidding I was totally studying. No … Continue reading Christmas Gift Guide
These past couple of days I've been feeling super moody and down in the dumps. I was feeling so upset for no reason at all... okay maybe there is a reason but it's an inconsequential one that really shouldn't be stressing me out because I have so many more important things to worry about with … Continue reading The #BeKindMovement
To my dear ten-year-old Vadrine, Hi there, it’s me. Yup, I can’t quite believe it either. It feels like only yesterday we were playing pretend in the veranda at home, imagining what our future self would be. We would sit and stare out into the distance, clutching our baby doll protectively in our innocent little … Continue reading A Letter To My Younger Self
As I write this post I’m sitting on a train. No, not one of those lovely ones that pass through the countryside to display rolling hills and fluffy white sheep grazing. The underground rather. Personally, I prefer the seats in the overground but these ones are nice too, a bit more crowded, and the journey … Continue reading Trains of Thought
The other day my playlist was on shuffle and a song I hadn't heard in a little while popped up. I was listening to ‘I lived’ by One Republic and a particularly tender memory came to my mind, involving an old friend and a beautiful dress, and I immediately knew what I wanted to write … Continue reading Fundamental Forgiveness
For those of you who’ve been following me since I first started TheMadBookBlogger blog in 2013, and I know who you all are, I want to take just a second to thank you for whatever support (be it either on line, or in person. I see you mama) you’ve ever shown me as I developed … Continue reading Goodbye MBB, Hello Vanilla Vadz
Today is the day when the world celebrates the women who have added us to the population of an already too crowded planet! I'm just kidding don't worry XD But this really is the day when we celebrate the women who put us on the planet...whether is was on purpose or by accident, we're here … Continue reading Mother’s Day? What to say?!
A tad bit of a tongue twister I know! Sorry about that! (Try saying it 10 times really fast just for fun!!) My apologies I got a bit sidetracked there. Believe it or not, my aim today was not to discuss words, but more like the lack of words that fills many a youth in the … Continue reading Invisible Individuality
Sometimes it so happens that you see a book on the shelf or in the eBook store and for one reason or another it absolutely appeals to you and you feel it in your gut that you're absolutely going to love it. Then you turn the first few pages and to your utter disappointment...you hate … Continue reading Books with looks!