My Thoughts on Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected-A Memoir


I was super excited when my first book from our newly formed Book Club arrived last month and I really didn’t expect the emotional roller-coaster which would come from reading this first book.

The book couldn’t have come at a better time. It’s a memoir by Photographer, Blogger and writer Kelle Hampton who shares her experience of giving birth to her second child, a gorgeous little girl who was born with Down Syndrome. The Down Syndrome diagnosis was only discovered after the birth and in the first few chapters, Kelle vividly describes those first few days of how she came to terms with it. Definitely a big pill to swallow, but the support from her friends and family who surrounded her really got her through that trying time.

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I Joined A Book Club

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When Cindy from 3 Kids 2 Dogs & 1 Old House tweeted in search of pals to join a book club, I was keen to hear more. I love reading, but between work, home-life, blogging, writing etc. it’s been difficult to find the time to actually find a book that catches my interest and then obviously get down to reading it. Well, as I always say – if you want to do something, you have to make the time!

I always loved watching Oprah’s book club on her talk show but always thought I was way too young to be part of a book club.  Which means… I must be getting old.

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