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Glasses Direct review



A less explored tangent of books and reading is reading health - I'm talking specifically about eye health. There are so many people I know who wear glasses permanently - or even specifically to read - and it's a huge part of being able to enjoy a book. I mean, you don't want to be straining to see the words and end up with a headache 10 pages in?!

I am a wearer of both glasses and contact lenses, and I find glasses much more comfortable to read in. I have more than one pair because I tend to leave them scattered around (at the office, on the bedside table, by the TV...) but, as you can imagine, that doesn't come cheap. With that in mind, when I recently got a new prescription I decided to try out online glasses store, Glasses Direct.

#OTSPSecretSister

Twitter followers may have noticed me using the #OTSPSecretSister hashtag a lot recently - and that is because I recently signed up to be a Secret Sister!  The activity is a mail-based cheer group among the book loving community, organised by three wonderful bloggers; Brittany (@bookaddictguide), Amy (@TrippingBooks) and Alyssa (@WithTheBanned).

For six months, sisters send gifts, letters, books, and happy mail to their partner - all the while keeping their identity a closely guarded secret - and use the hashtag prolifically to get to know each other (and maybe figure out who the person behind their own happy mail is!) It's such a fun, supportive, positive group and it feels really nice to be part of something like that.

This is the first time that OTSPSecretSister has been opened up to UK and Europe residents, and I am so happy to be part of it. I have gotten to know and discover some wonderful new people already, and I have really enjoyed making my own sister's days a little brighter with mail-able treats. Unfortunately I can't share any of that with you, as I might give myself away! ;)

I can, however, share a little of what I have received from my own (amazing) secret sister. If she is reading this - THANK YOU, you are so kind and generous :)

The Harry Potter Studio Tour - Round II



I recently had a weekend in London with my mum, in which we took a trip to the Harry Potter Studio Tour in Watford. It was my mums first visit, and my second; she read all of the books along with my brother and me when they were released (after we finished with them, of course! Ha!) and I thought the studio tour would be a great thing to do together. Plus I was desperate to see the new Hogwarts Express and Death Eater mansion, which weren't there the last time I went!