Primark haul...

It's been forever since I've been to Primark and after payday decided to go in with the specific plan of getting a certain item I'd seen on Instagram for my sister. As usual they didn't have it, but after walking round the shop looking for it I ended up  with the inevitable armful of stuff!
I got some pineapple and ghost nails- both too cute  to resist. I also found out Primark now stock Tokidoki! Tokidoki stuff usually tends to be on the expensive side, but there was tons of cheap stationery stuff so I bought a notebook for £2.50. (I've now officially overdosed on notebooks!) 

I bought a big tinned candle and small lilac candle holder both reduced to a £1 each and a pastel purple throw for £3.90. It is amazingly snugly and soft and goes perfect on my new-but second had office chair. 

Lastly I got this bag- I've needed one for a while as I've been just using a tote bag. This is the perfect size to fit all my work stuff in and has a shoulder strap.

Obsessions: Printed Tees...

Today's post is about another of my many obsessions...Printed T shirts. I can't resist checking the many daily tee sites (my favourites being Qwerty and TeeFury) to see which designs they have up each day, and have an overflowing drawer full of them. I thought I'd show some of my more recent purchases...

This Black Widow Tee was from TeeFury. Widow is one of my favourite Avengers so I was glad to see a design focusing  on her as merch for the character is few and far between. 

 There was no way I was going to resist this Quentin Tarantino design, his face is covered in references to all his films, I especially love Zed's keys :) 

This one is quite possibly perfect, right? Wednesday Adams holding a bottle of poison and looking unimpressed. I love it!  

By this point I had put myself on a Tee ban, but then TeeFurry throw this Mystique design at me, the sneaks. Mystique has always been a favourite since I was a kid obsessed with the X Men cartoon. I love the nod to her alter ego Raven too.

Anyone else have an obsession for printed tees?

Book review... Me & Mr J by Rachel McIntyre...

Me & Mr J is a young adult book about Lara a sixteen year old who is bullied at school, has family problems and embarks on a relationship with her teacher.

Written in the style of a diary it is a very quick and easy read. Although obviously the subject matter of a student/teacher relationship is taboo the part I found the most disturbing was the bullying. The bullying Lara was subjected to was pretty horrific, and made for grim reading. I did feel perhaps at times Lara's reaction was sometimes a little inconstant (sometimes she took it, petrified to do anything, other times she answered or even fought back.) 

The relationship she has with Mr J her English teacher was written sympathetically. Truth be told Mr J seemed like a nice guy- there was no grooming, or taking advantage or creepiness although obviously the relationship was still morally wrong. 

I think Lara was a sympathetic protagonist, and although some people think she seemed to immature for her age I didn't really have a problem with that (although it was a while since I was sixteen so I'm no expert!)

Overall, I found it an enjoyable read, but don't think I'm the target reader and perhaps if I'd read this when I was younger I'd have enjoyed it more. I found the ending a little annoying- I felt like there was no satisfying conclusion to the bullying and also felt the writer played it too safe and ended up coming off preachy in a cringeworthy way. All the trauma was glossed over and it ended up abruptly finishing on a "moral of the story" that had me eye rolling. This is why I tend to avoid young adult.

I gave this a 3/5 on Goodreads.
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Food: Rilakkuma honey butter pretzel sticks...

I can never resist the opportunity to try Japanese candy and snacks, so whilst browsing Oyatsu Cafe I saw these cute Rilakkuma Honey Butter Pretzel Sticks from Kabaya I instantly added them to my basket.

The packaging is super cute, the back of the box has a bookmark (I believe there are a number of different designs to collect), and the inner package is covered in kawaii images. When you open the pack you get a strong smell of honey, and the pretzels themselves are crisp and crunchy. The immediate taste I got was a rich buttery flavour (a bit like shortbread) and then a very strong taste of honey. Personally I'm not the hugest fan of honey, so I found these a little too sweet for my tastes but they were still pretty good! 

Lately August...

August was a busy but brilliant month for me. At the beginning of the month was my Birthday- I went for burgers at Five guys and blogged about the day as well as all the cool presents I got.

I've been finding out how painfully expensive being a comic book reader is :( So many series I want to read, so little money... Urgh! 

Receiving an amazingly thoughtful parcel from a friend full of lovely goodies including some Freedom Make Up- I have heard so many good things about this brand so can't wait to try it all out!


 having to start work at 6.30 had made me realise how much I love my bed, and how I am really not a morning person!

♥ Becoming addicted to The Fall and marathoning both series. 

♥ Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the debut album of my all time favourite band Garbage.