A simple recipe for a ginger loaf cake smothered in orange icing.Read More
I know that from July I need a break from social media, from charging ahead on projects and from creating brand new things. So I allow myself time to recharge. This is how I deal with overwhelm.Read More
A sumptuous two tier chocolate cake, sandwiched with chocolate buttercream and covered in chocolate buttons, flakes, maltesers and minstrels. Perfect as a teenage birthday cake.Read More
The chicks at ten days old. The first ten days of keeping chicks is quite straightforward. They're too small and too sleepy to do or want for much. It's basically check their food (they eat a lot of chick crumbs) and give them clean water (they will poop in the water they've no self-control).
But now they're getting leggy. They want to play and flap about. They can jump and they're inquisitive.Read More
I cannot read or watch psychological thrillers. In fact, let's make it broader than that. I cannot watch or read anything which has that stomach turning tension. I
I find it upsetting and it's really not good for my mental health. So, I steer clear.
But I have found something to watch. These five programmes are ones I've really enjoyed this year.Read More
Last month I wrote about what my writing projects were going to be during May. I never really thought about doing this again for the month of June but it was fairly successful and I learned from it so I'm going to go ahead and chat about what worked last month and what I'm going to work on this month.
So, as a quick recap, I've come to the conclusion that the best way for me to work is to divide the month up into projects. Not to have deadlines or to get so many words written in a day. But to say, this month I'm working on 'x'.
Last month my two main goals were
1. to increase the amount of blog posts I write
2. to work on my novel.
I achieved both. But maybe not quite as productively as I'd hoped.Read More
After ordering chocolate silkie and black-laced wyandotte fertilised chicken eggs off eBay this is the story of what happened next.Read More
If you want to run a successful blog we’re told so many rules we must adhere to. But who are making these rules up, anyway? And why are we following them without question and turning into clones of each other?Read More
Feeling vulnerable when sharing my fiction writing and how I’m determined to push through it.Read More
When I look back on my childhood there’s a lot of food memories. These iced oaty biscuits are one of the first bakes I ever made and they taste just as good now as they did then.Read More
Four wonderful non-fiction books to read over the summer months featuring nature, trees, gardening and books.Read More
A short essay on how Instagram may have changed over the past few years. But then, so have I. I no longer want to swim with the tide. I want to share my stories my way.Read More