Thursday, October 30, 2014

October Book Reviews

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

It's 1946 and Juliet Ashton  a writer of a newspaper column during the war has writers block. Julia receives a letter form a Dawsey Adams from Guernsey as he has received a book Juliet used to own. Which starts a lovely tale about "The Guernsey Literary  and Potato Peel Society.
This book has been written as series of letters and to start with I found it a little hard to follow, who was who. By the middle of the book I adored every character and was so sad to get to the last page and it all be over. What also makes me sad is that the author of the book died before the book was printed, she has no idea how well received her masterpiece has been.

An Abundance of Katherine's by John Green
Colin has dated 19 Katherine's and after being dumped by another one he embarks on a road trip with his best friend to work out a theorem on the underlying Katherine predictability. Which he hopes will let him measure how long his next relationship will last before he gets dumped again.

This book just didn't do it for me. It just didn't go anywhere and when it did it was really predictable. I guess that's what happens when you read books for teenagers.

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
Hazel is a terminally ill teenager, whose life changes when she meets Augustus at a Cancer Kid Support Group. I don't want to write to much more just in case I spoil it for anyone.
Well I loved the movie so I had to read the book and of course the book was better. All though the movie was done brilliantly. All of the teenage characters are likeable, it is a gut wrenching read that makes you want to hug the ones you love and keep them safe and sound.
Thanks For The Memories by Cecelia Ahern
Joyce has a terrible accident and has a blood transfusion ever since then she is remembering a life that isn't hers, her memories are someone else's. Her marriage falls apart and she moves in with her Dad to start a new life and try to figure out whose memories she has.
I love this book especially the relationship Joyce has with her Dad. Joyce's character is someone you can easily relate to and all you want is the best for her. I always find Cecelia Ahern's books like reading a fairy tales for grown up's and this one doesn't disappoint.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Magical Journey of the Pink Boxing Gloves

I was so happy when a massive parcel arrived at my front door. I had know idea what it could be, I was so excited to open it up and see the magical pink boxing gloves.

These boxing gloves are travelling the world all thanks to Ally from the Shybiker, who has organised what I like to call, " The Sisterhood of the Travelling Boxing Gloves". These gloves have travelled more than I have they have done the rounds of USA and Canada and now they are in Australia.

It is such a sweet idea and a lovely way to find new blogs and to empower all of us. I got a little zap of happiness when I put them on and I had so much fun taking these photos. Other than when a car drove past and saw me, I always get embarrassed when that happens but with bright pink boxing gloves on, it is even more embarrassing.

I couldn't help my self and had to wear my new pink dress to be all matchy matchy. I also thought these trees were a perfect backdrop, don't you think? Well the gloves are leaving me now and I'm sad to see them go. I just want to say a massive thanks to Ally for organising such a fun swap. I can't wait to see where they end up next.

Sunday, October 19, 2014


Hi, I'm Luan.
I'm starting new and fresh with my blog. I did think about starting a new blog and unfortunately all the good blog names are taken. So I decided to stay with Green Tea and Cupcakes. I feel like I have changed over the years of having this little blog and that I am not being authentic to who I am anymore. So let me introduce or reintroduce myself to you, I am Luan.

♥  I am 41 years young
♥  I am happily married to Jeremy
♥  I have two pets Mindy Cat and Leonardo Fish Face
♥  Personality type is ISJF introvert, sensor, judger, feeler
♥  I am a Leo
♥  I work in insurance (boring)
♥  I am happiest when I am at the beach
♥  I love photography
♥  I love bush walks especially mountain climbs
♥  I love tarot cards, crystals and moon magic
♥  My biggest project is giving back in some way every week
♥  I am learning to meditate which isn't easy for someone with ants in her pants.
♥  I am starting a massage course at the start of next month and I am so excited!!!

If I am not blogging I am probably journaling in my radical self love bible, reading a good book, flipping tarot cards, watching trashy reality TV, walking the cat, exercising and really just crushing on life.

I hope you enjoy the changes I am trying to make to my blog and that you visit often.


Friday, October 3, 2014

4 Year Blogiversary Give Away

Hi Peeps,

I can't believe I have had my little old blog for 4 years, it's time to celebrate with a little give away. As you know I am a massive cat lover so I purchased myself a new watch and decided to get one for you as well.  All you need to do is be a follower and leave a comment with your email address and I will draw it at the end of this month. Good luck!!!!