Week Three: Chelsea Buns

Week three in the tent and it’s the dreaded bread week. This week the bakers have to make a tear and share bread, a technical burger and burger bun challenge and a showstopper loaf (or two or three) featuring some complex designs used by cutting the skin of the loafs. Safe to say there were…

#BlogTour – The Essence of Evil by Rob Sinclair

Firstly I just wanted to say a huge thank you to Tracy Fenton, Canelo and Hera for allowing me to be a part of the book tour! Blurb He’s your attacker.  He’s a murderer. He’s your twin.  When D.I Dani Stephens returns to work after the attack that almost ended her life, she’s quickly plunged into a…

Week One: Fruit Cake

I actually can’t believe that we are at that time of year when bake off is back. Don’t get me wrong, I love this time of year as it means I spend more time in the kitchen baking along with the show but still how fast is this year going? Anyway, week one in the…

#BookTour Meet me on the Riviera by Fliss Chester

Huge thanks to Tracy Fenton for giving me the opportunity to be on this book tour! Blurb Jet down to the Côte d’Azur for a Riviera romance… It’s a summer of millionaires, martinis and mega-yachts as Jenna Jenkins starts her new job as a party planner in glamorous Monte Carlo. And while the champagne flows…

#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…

#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,…

Five Years from Now – Paige Toon

After reading several Paige Toon books I know she’s an author I can trust. I can guarantee an enjoyable read with and well that says a lot about an author in my eyes. If I’m honest, her latest book, Five Years from Now received a lot of social hype. That sometimes worries me when it…

The Book I read in August

August was a slow month with reading, it took me a while to read just one book. In fact it took me all month to read one book. Its not my aim to read just one book a month, I promise. I am trying to get better and back into my rhythm. Everything But The…