Christmas at Mistletoe Cove by Holly Martin

Once again I start reading a book and then find out that its one of a series. Luckily for me, in this instance it really didn’t matter too much. After I finished the book I realised that the other books in the series are actually referencing different women, so it wasn’t too bad.  Anyhow, let’s…

Books I read in October

Well well well, those of you who follow my blog will have noticed that earlier today WordPress decided it wasn’t good enough and deleted it. At least thats what I have convinced myself happened and not the fact that they have a new system and that deleted it. All that hard work – so frustrating. …

October Bakes

Its been another busy month of baking thanks to the Great British Bake off and I hope that it won’t stop just because the show has ended. Fingers crossed. Looking at the pictures, it was a very beige looking month with a lot of pastry…not like me really – silly bake off challenge! Puits D’Amour…

#BlogTour – Dreaming of Christmas – T.A.Williams

Thanks so much to Canelo for asking if I wanted to be a part of the #BlogTour for Dreaming of Christmas. I love a good Christmas book and when I was asked back in September I decided to pick it up straight away! Slightly strange reading a Christmas book in the sunshine, but it actually…

Down to the Woods – M.J. Arlidge

I can’t express how much I enjoy reading M.J. Arlidge’s work. The Helen Grace series is probably my favourite crime series and the new book definitely does it justice. Massive thanks to Netgalley and Penguin for approving me to read this ARC When I spotted the hardback in Tesco I am not ashamed to admit…

Week Ten – The Final – Doughnuts

It’s officially over! Ten weeks have passed, the winner has been announced and my bake along challenge has officially ended. Which is the only thing really I’m sad about. It’s been nice to bake along with the show and make something new each week but as you know I was a bit disappointed in the…

#BlogTour Her Last Move – John Marrs

I was so honoured to receive an email to ask if I would like to be part of a blog tour for John Marrs latest book – Her Last Move. You should all know by know I am a BIG fan of John’s work and have been ever since I read The One and can’t…

Week Nine – Chocolate Eclairs

Patisserie week. Basically a week for gentle and precise baking aka not my week. Honestly watching the bake off this week I really did question why I was baking along with the show. I don’t know why but it made me slightly mad that they were impossible tasks. I mean not impossible, but for a…

Week Eight – Bryony’s Nana Pats Kagekone

Danish week. Basically a great week if your eating the bakes, but not if your baking them. Pastry making for me is not enjoyable it takes forever and I always always seem to burn the end result. I mean what’s that all about?! The challenge. As you can probably tell I’m not a fan of…

Week Seven – Vegan Cake

I have to say that this week I didn’t swoon at the TV and watch every moment of the show fully. If anything it bored me and that says a lot when a cake fell over!! I don’t know why but it’s just not got the same feeling for me like last year. That said,…

September Bakes

September has been a busy month for baking thanks to the return of the Great British Bake Off! Whilst I am not overly convinced about this year’s show in all, I do enjoy watching and baking along weekly and the fact that I am baking more. So what have I made. As it’s bake off…

Week Six – Puits D’Amor.

Week Six in the tent, was pastry week. I found personally that it wasn’t the best week of the show. A contestant (Dan) whom I liked left due to the fluster and well the show itself was just a bit bla. Really don’t know why but it’s not doing it for me this year. Anyhow,…