Welcome to Perfectly put together
My name is Ellie Farrow and I think I should start by saying that I am by no means ‘ perfectly put together.’ I’m an over thinker and a daydreamer, with a little touch of melodrama. But throughout my life, i’ve realised things about myself that I would never have learnt if I didn’t strive for the idea of perfection. I am a perfectionist, i’m aware of this, but along the way i’ve discovered that things don’t need to be perfect for me to feel perfect.
Perfect is a tricky word because people will always say “well nobody is perfect,” and I guess to some degree that is true. We do all have our flaws, but I guess what I am saying is that it is more about being perfectly happy even with them - and that is the message of Perfectly Put Together.
So welcome to my mind, and remember - Stay Perfect, Messy People
My mountain adventure - 2 days in the austrian alps
As much as I love living in London, there are times when it can all become too much. The best way I deal with this is through fresh air and distance. The best place for both - the Austrian Alps.
Never before have I fallen so quickly in love with a place. There is a beauty and a magic to the mountains that is really hard to describe - it just captures you. Even though every single one of our plans was foiled, this is still one of my favourite ever adventures.
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After the crash by Michel Bussi
When a plane crashes on the Franco-Swiss border, 168 out of the 169 passengers are killed instantly. The only survivor is a three-month old baby girl. Two families, from completely opposite backgrounds, step forward to claim her. Thus sparks an investigation that lasts for almost two decades: Is she Lyse-Rose or Emilie?
The book is set eighteen years after the crash. Private detective Crédule Grand-Duc, having failed to solve the mystery, plans to take his own life. Not before placing an account of his investigation in the girl's hands. But, as he sits at his desk about to pull the trigger, he uncovers a secret that changes everything - then is killed before he can breathe a word of it to anyone . . .
An absolutely masterful thriller that truly grips you from start to finish. The whole book only spans across a few days, with each hour documented as the mystery is solved, and the occasional dip back into the past. I was frantic to know the truth, as it keeps you in the dark for the entire book. Every time I thought I knew something, I was proved wrong. I have read this book twice, leaving a long enough period in-between that I forgot most of the plot. Even whilst reading it the second time, I have never been more gripped by any novel. Buss grabs your attention straight away in this cleverly constructed, smart mystery, which concludes by delivering a delicious sting in the tail - a must read for absolutely everyone!