Saturday, 14 December 2013

Book review: Eric Elmoor and the gauntlet of Godric

To help keep our page flowing I thought I'd post a review I did for Orchard Book Club. The book is by Thomas Meyers and it fit's the fantasy genre. The best way for me to describe it is a cross between Harry Potter and The Lord of the Ring's. If you loved either of these books I would definitely recommend giving this one a whirl! Below is my 5★ review :)
What can I say other than WOW! My description of this book…….. Harry Potter meets Lord of the Rings. Eric always knew he was different, I mean who has purple eyes? But whenever he brought the subject up with his Mother she either got upset or didn’t want to talk about it, but Eric wants answers! So when family friend, Ben, turns up and offers Eric the answers he so desperately wants, Eric doesn’t hesitate when Ben asks him to join him on a journey that will not only answer all his unanswered question but show him who he truly is.
This is a very well written book and the description of people, objects and locations is fantastic, not once did I struggle to imagine what I was reading.The author kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time i was reading and there were a few twists that I NEVER saw coming, as well as a few OMG’s and *gasps*.
This is only book 1 to Eric’s journey and It has left me needing to know the rest of the story, a good book does that to you! In fact you know you have me hooked when I buy both digital and paper copies (which I have just done) All I ask is PLEASE don’t leave us hanging too long Tommy.

Friday, 13 December 2013

Christmas time festivities.

I absolutely LOVE this time of year and the small child inside of me seems to take over!
So you can imagine my excitement when I heard that Leeds German Christmas market was back :)

Set in the very stylish and award winning Millennium Square.

The market is starts 8th November -18th December
Monday - Saturday 10.30am - 9.30pm
Sunday 10.30am - 7pm
For more information see the Leeds website

The market consists of over 40 wooden chalet stalls from authentic German traders providing a wide range of seasonal gift ideas for everyone including; handcrafted toys, jewellery, Christmas cards and festive decorations, speciality foods and traditional German delicacies such as gluhwein, bratwurst sausages, goulash, soups, schnitzels, stollen, gingerbread and candied fruits. And while you fill your bellies with all the festive cheer that the market has to offer, the kiddies can ride the beautiful Merry-Go-Round (the most beautiful one I have EVER seen!)

If that's not enough shopping for you then venture off into the city centre where you will find stores galore! Not to mention some of the most exquisite decorations. From giant bauble Christmas trees 

To the hanging baubles and garlands.....

And the magical moving icicles!

All these decorations can be found in the elite

Thursday, 21 November 2013


Welcome to A Blogs Life...

We are the Parkinson family and we live in West Yorkshire, England.
Our little family consists of Mum, Dad and our beautiful 8 year old Daughter.

Mum is a qualified Engineer and spends her working day covered in oil. In her spare time she enjoys blogging and reviewing on her book club - Orchard Book Club, reading, cross stitching & crafting, fashion, movies/TV, dinning out and socialising with friends.

Dad works for a Freight Forwarding company and his working day sees him shipping  cargo around the world for different companies. In his spare time he loves going to the gym, watching football (Barcelona), movies/TV, food, a little reading and sport.

Our Daughter is at school and is the focal point of our lives and time. She really loves school and is a clever little thing. She, like most eight year old girls, is mad about 1 Direction and Justin Bieber, much to the pain of our IPod. She loves animals and out three cats are nurtured like babies. She's really into music and dancing and anything a Monster High related.

As a family we enjoy going off on an adventure, wether this be a nice walk, visiting a new place, going on holiday or just going shopping. Our Parkinson days out are always filled with happiness, excitement and sometimes a little madness!

We could go on for ages telling you what we like and enjoy but if we did then there would be nothing  to blog about! So thank you for visiting A Blogs Life... We hope you enjoy reading.

The Parkinson's