I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to those relaxing Christmas holiday days in front of the fire with one of these beauties. I've six books to read over the festive period.Read More
This October I rediscovered my love of reading. Which is unsurprising when it’s also the month the log burner came back into action after its summer break. Reading in front of the fire is one of my favourite things.Read More
There's a lot of pressure on what to do with my down time. Do I read a book? Or catch up on my blog reading? Maybe I'll watch a YouTube video (my current obsession). Or I could watch TV with my family, play a board game, write, sew my daughter's labels on her uniform, do an online shop, wash up, tidy and so on and so on...
Sadly, for me, books have gone to the bottom of the pile this year. Which, for a former avid reader, is all a bit odd. And mildly disconcerting.Read More
They're sitting in a pile on my desk next to me as I write this. One is quite literally falling apart. One is very pink and about sex. Another is a book for children and the fourth a women's fiction novel with Brownie Guide badges on the cover. As innocent as these four books look sitting quietly on my desk, they all have one thing on common.
They have all had a profound impact on my life. They've shaped my life, helped create the person I am and have led me to this writing/mentoring career. Which, quite frankly, I find fascinating.Read More
Fifteen delicious novels and memoirs with food at their heart.Read More
Five places to visit in Agatha Christie's Devon - including her holiday home, Greenway.Read More