8 March 2016

Literary Legends on International Women's Day

Image credit - The Cotswold Company

Today is International Women's Day! What does this mean exactly?

Well it means that it's time to celebrate women; to recognise their amazing achievements in both the past and present, and to show our love for the wonderful women in our lives. Importantly, it also provides us with the opportunity to raise awareness of the ongoing fight for gender equality in many regions of the world.

You can find lots of stories of inspirational women, and the vital work which is being done across the world currently by searching for the hashtag #IWD2016 on Twitter.

Regulars to my blog will know that I love to read, and this month I have been working on my book bucket list {I must admit, it's fairly lengthy!} I thought the perfect way for me to honour International Women's Day on The Secret Life of Maggie May would be for me to share ten renowned novels from my list, all written by fantastic female authors.

1. Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen

2. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

3. Bridget Jones' Diary, by Helen Fielding


4 March 2016

Fast Cars and Quad Bikes

Today's blog post is a lengthy one - so grab a cuppa, put your feet up, and get ready to read about even more Corfiot adventures!

Regulars to my blog and my Instagram followers will know that I'm a bit of a girly girl, and I must admit that I'm also a scaredy-cat in terms of extreme sports and daredevil activities. However, even I couldn't resist taking part in my family's latest adventures.

First of all: a close friend of ours just happens to be a champion drift-racer {!}, so when he offered us a ride in his car on the tracks, we had to say yes. Priority was being given to my mum {surprisingly a huge adrenaline junkie} and my boyfriend {a typical boy who stares longingly at fast cars} so Dad and I were happy to cheer them on from the sidelines.

^ Such an adrenaline junkie...

We arrived at the race track on a roasting Sunday morning, with the Greek sun tanning our skin and the smell of burning tyres filling the air. We watched for a while as the drivers prepared their beautiful cars, sipping on ice tea and admiring the circuit.

It was time! Mum was first up; she was strapped into the passenger seat, gave us a thumbs up, and they were off.

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