Undley Farm – Pumpkin Patch

Ok so you may or may know by now that I am the type of person who is excited by small things, such as Halloween. I don’t know why but I love being a big kid and enjoy the small things in life such as pumpkin carving for halloween and making things festive. I am…

Week Six – Chicken, Bacon and Mushroom Pie

Week Six in the tent brought us Pastry week. Little old me was thinking it would be full of sweet treats but boy was I wrong as two of the challenges were savoury. This got me thinking and so I decided I wanted to make a savoury pie as I had only made one once…

September Wrap Up

So September – where did you go? One minute you were here and the next you weren’t, but its ok you left us with Autumn so I am ok with that. I just love this time of year and the colours it brings! Baking The Bake Off returned late August and so returned my weekly…

Week Five – Steamed Pudding

Week Five in the tent meant it was Pudding week. Which really sounds like the best week Β ever to be in the tent, button hind sight I thought it was a bit dull in terms of challenges. Personal opinion of course. This may be because I didn’t have to think hard about what I wanted…

The Cherry Tree Cafe – Heidi Swain

I love a good chick lit fiction. Sometimes they are just needed to give you a nice break after reading lots of psychological thrillers (which I have) and help to lift your spirits. This book is no exception. I decided I wanted to read a nice book. So as I didn’t have any with me…

Week Four – Millionaire Shortbread

Week Four in the tent brought us Caramel Week! Now I can’t remember watching a caramel week before it was so good to watch! A proper challenge and I for one loved this week. I have never made caramel from scratch before and even though I don’t think the caramel I made is classed as…

When You Disappeared – John Marrs

Ok so I have only read two of John’s books (so far) but I can safely say haven’t read a bad one yet. As a result, John is quickly becoming one of my favourite authors. My favourite book of this year remains to be, The One which I read earlier this year and this is…

Week Three – Cottage Loaf

Week Three in the tent brought us Bread Week! I love bread and the smell of it baking in the oven, but I must admit that it pains me how long it takes to make! It is one of the reasons why I like making cakes more. Bread week as ever proved to be another…

My Not So Perfect Life – Sophie KinsellaΒ 

Ok something I want to say about this book from the get go is, I physically laughed out loud (on a busy train from Norwich-London) 7 pages into this book. 7 pages in! Now if that doesn’t tell you all you need to know I don’t know what will.  As you can see I really…

Week Two – Jam Filled Butter Biscuits

Week Two in the tent brought us Biscuit Week. It was another challenging week for the bakers where they were tasked to make sandwich biscuits, fortune cookies and a showstopper which was a biscuit board game!  Looking back on my baking, I’ve made 1/2 a board game before when I made my scrabble cookies (see…

The Couple Next Door – Shari Lapena

I started reading this book 11 days ago (before I wrote this review), which feels like forever but in hind sight I guess it isn’t. It took me longer than expected to read, but that’s just been me and my circumstances and is nothing to do with the book! I was thrilled when Ali, at…

Week One – Chocolate Mini Rolls

The Great British Bake Off has returned to our screens and with it a new judge and a new hosts. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love the original squad and everything about them. BUT I am loving that the GBBO is back on our screens and I don’t even mind the new team thats…