The Escape – C.J. Taylor

I remember first seeing this book online, I took one look at the cover and I wanted to read it. Then I started to see it on NetGalley and all over social media and I knew, just knew I had to buy it. So when I saw it at Tesco, I didn’t even hesitate to…

Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

I am back to talking about cupcakes today! Woo! This time, I want to talk about the time I made my chocolate chip cupcakes, with chocolate icing. So lets get to the recipe shall we. Tools  Cupcake Tin Electric Whisk (Hand held or standing)  Mixing Bowls Spatular Metal Spoon Scales Measuring Jug  12 Cupcake Cases Icing…

Always with Love – Giovanna Fletcher

I love it when you get more from a book than expected and thats what I experienced with this book. It’s weird, I was very sceptical about picking this up. As some of you may know I wasn’t impressed with Billy and me when I read it last year (full review here). After all that hype…

Rolo® Centred Cookies

Ok so I want to warn you now. This is a great recipe and it has proved very popular not only with my boyfriend but his work colleagues and mine. I will 100% be making them again because just re-looking at my pictures and the original recipe by Sally’s Baking Addiction is making my mouth…

The Reality of a Book Slump…

A slightly different post for me today as I wanted to talk about book slumps. As you may or may not know, I recently found myself in a book slump and thought I would write a post talking about it. You don’t hear people talk about slumps often and when it happens you feel as…

Raspberry Cheesecake

Cheesecake. Such a simple but delicious dessert.  A few weekends ago Dan’s sister and I decided to make cheesecakes. We wanted to try a raspberry cheesecake, whereas Dan wanted a lemon cheesecake. So we made both and rather than giving you two recipes at once today I am going to talk to you about the…

Good as Gone – Amy Gentry

Another thank you message to start this blog. Thank you mainly to Amy for helping me out of my book slump and then a Thank you to Netgalley for allowing me to read this. As you may have seen recently via social media, I have (had) recently hit a book slump. I knew my reading…

Lemon Cupcakes

I want to talk cupcakes. Mainly as I love making them and I want to improve my skills. Sometimes its ok to practice and practice and practice. So this is what this post is about, that and experimenting. Yup, I am experimenting! So odd for me, but it was kind of fun. So over a…

April Wrap Up

Its been a good month for me for reading as I have read 5 books and I have ended baking 3 items in the kitchen, more than I expected! This is why I have decided to try and start writing a monthly wrap up – for both books and baking. Just to give me a […]

The Pigs – Edgefield, Norfolk

Slightly different post for me today as I wanted to talk to you about my recent stay at The Pigs. For those of you who don’t know, The Pigs is (as their website like to put it) a country pub with bags of character. Which well and truly hits the nail on the head, as…

White Lies and Wishes – Cathy Bramley

You may or may not know that recently I celebrated a birthday and I was lucky enough to receive some fabulous pressies, including this book from my wonderful friend Ali, who knows I am a sucker for a Cathy Bramley book! So lets get stuck in shall we! The Plot: Jo, Sarah and Carrie are…

Raspberry Bundt Cake

A while ago, I signed up to a newsletter called Sheer Luxe. By signing up you receive daily newsletters which combine various topics, clothes, food and themed topics. Just before Mother’s Day they send out a blast with some gorgeous looking cakes to make your mum for the special day. You can view the full article…