August Updates

Posted 30 August, 2019 by Lianne in Website / 2 Comments

Where has the summer gone? lol seems like yesterday I was bemoaning how it was going to be work, work, work for me (*cue song here*). And lo and behold now we’re at the end of summer and classes are around the corner D= Anyway, here’s what has been going on around my blog for the month of August:

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  1. Books reviewed this month include Susanna Kearsley’s A Desperate Fortune (review) and Meg Wolitzer’s The Interestings (review). You can check out all the books I’ve reviewed recently in the book review tag.
  2. The rest of the month was dedicated to catching up on all of my recent travels: from last year’s trip to Portugal to this year’s trip to the Netherlands and Iceland with side trips to Belgium and Germany. It was quite a feat but I’m quite proud to finally have caught up and share my travels with all of you. You can check out all of those posts in this category.
  3. My latest poetry collection, Scrawled Stars, is available online now (Amazon.com, the Book Depository, and elsewhere)! You can learn more about it in this post. Enjoy!

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And that’s about it about the blog for the month of August! Well, back unto the breach for me. Have a wonderful Labour Day weekend!

Travel: My Time in Frankfurt

Posted 28 August, 2019 by Lianne in Travel / 0 Comments

So, I’m insanely behind in my travel posts–backlogged from last year’s travels! So I’m dedicating this month to catching up and posting about my travels, bit by bit.

Okay, technically this isn’t part of our trip per se; it was just that our layover in Frankfurt was over a day long so we treated it as sort of the last leg of our journey. So we arrived at Frankfurt in the late afternoon/early evening. Settled in our hotel without difficulty and then went off to find some proper German food in pub somewhere (we eventually found it, lol; all of those were taken by phone, not by DSLR). So the following photos were taken in the morning; we got up early in order to wander to the old town for a bit before heading back to the airport.

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Travel: My Time in Iceland (Part 2)

Posted 26 August, 2019 by Lianne in Travel / 1 Comment

So, I’m insanely behind in my travel posts–backlogged from last year’s travels! So I’m dedicating this month to catching up and posting about my travels, bit by bit.

All right, I separated the last day of our time in Iceland because Snaefellsnes is a large region and I took a lot of photos. Again, this was a region I had been to last time but it’s so different from South Iceland and honestly I don’t mind revisiting certain areas 🙂 Plus, as mentioned, this was my brother’s first time visiting Iceland.

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Snaefellsnes Peninsula

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Travel: My Time in Iceland (Part 1)

Posted 23 August, 2019 by Lianne in Travel / 0 Comments

So, I’m insanely behind in my travel posts–backlogged from last year’s travels! So I’m dedicating this month to catching up and posting about my travels, bit by bit.

Next leg in our journey was Iceland! Yeah, I’ve been here before, but I didn’t mind coming back again and I knew my brother wanted to visit Iceland so I included it in our itinerary. It was also pretty cool coming back because the weather was a lot calmer than when I went the first time so I got to see some vistas a lot more clearly compared this time around.

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Reykjavik

Because our flight arrived sometime past midnight, we decided to take it easy on our first day. When we eventually arrived in Reykjavik we decided to take it easy, checked out the sights, picked up some items and whatnot. It was our chill day.

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Travel: My Time in Brussels

Posted 21 August, 2019 by Lianne in Travel / 0 Comments

So, I’m insanely behind in my travel posts–backlogged from last year’s travels! So I’m dedicating this month to catching up and posting about my travels, bit by bit.

So we blitzed one of our day trips in the Netherlands to make sure we could do this: a day trip to Brussels, Belgium! This was a bit of a last-minute decision too; I had started playing with the idea maybe a week before we left, thinking it would be so cool if we could drop by since we’re already in the area. But we did it 😀

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