If you ever wonder just what goes on behind the scenes of a writer, blogger and Instagrammer then this is what goes on during my week. Includes the weekly vlog.Read More
Do you love a gift guide around Christmas? I do! This one is all from Etsy and is perfect for the book lovers in your life. Literary prints, mugs and candles are all available.Read More
One of the great benefits of having a casual book club on Instagram is that you can make up the rules as you go along. So instead of having one book for the December book pick - you can have two.
Yes, it’s greedy. But it is Christmas in a few weeks.
To find out what the two book choices are for December then read the post here:Read More
An easy recipe for Christmas Pudding. Perfect for stir up Sunday on 25th November.Read More
A blog post about the feelings that stopped me from writing my first essay for Patreon and how I managed to push past them. PLUS an excerpt from my very first essay.Read More
Right now my kitchen is warm and has that beautifully welcoming and homely smell of vanilla and coffee. The scent of the vanilla is sweet. It reminds me of buttercreams, of sponges and syrups. It reminds me of our old house. The house we lived for nine years, where I discovered the joy of writing and flirted with a cake-making business. For a while I was torn between the two as I only had limited time and the baking often edged ahead.
Read more and see the recipe…Read More
One thing I don’t tend to do on my blog is to list my recent purchases unless they’re book (or desk) related. The reason being, I don’t buy that much for myself or the house. We have towels in the airing cupboard that we’ve had longer than the children and I often go barefoot or just wear socks instead of using slippers.
However, the contrast between then summer heat and the cooler autumn months is making an impact on me. I need cosy. I need comfort. And I need a hand-towel that doesn’t look threadbare and stained no matter how hot we wash it.
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It’s a real cliche but October went by fast. It was the month of my birthday, the month where the early morning starts with the puppy started to take its toll and the month of half term.
Which is my way of leading up to the fact that October didn’t go as well for me as I’d hoped on the writing front. I suppose this is unsurprising when I think of everything I achieved in September. You cannot keep going at full throttle; at some point you have to slow down and sort the house, spend time with your family and clean out the chicken houses!
Read more about my writing month of October…Read More