First rule of book club…

When I’m not running around Cornwall with my phone taking photo’s, designing new products in the workshop, cooking and eating or half drowning in the sea trying to surf, I can usually be found with my nose in a book. Yes I do read past my bed time, most nights! I will read literary anything […]

Getting My Sh*t Together

So as I’ve said many times September, is my favourite. I don’t know if it is because my Birthday is sometime during the month, or because the seasons start to change again. Sandals get packed away and I start to take stock furiously writing lists in various notebooks and diaries. I use this pre-Christmas time […]

The School Holidays / Juggling Act

Being self-employed, the School holidays are usually a manic juggling act, but I’m starting to feel that things are beginning to balance slightly more in my favour. This is so important for us as a family, for our creative business and most importantly for my sanity. We’ve just had a week away and have a […]

Meat Free Monday, Pesto Macaroni Cheese Recipe

It’s Monday again and as usual I have been menu planning for the week ahead. Last week I decided we needed to change things up a bit, so for a number of reasons I’ve decided to re-visit my Vegetarian days with meat-free Mondays. “Launched by Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney in 2009, Meat Free Monday […]

Follow You Home by Mark Edwards: Book Review

Follow You Home by Mark Edwards, the author of #1 bestsellers The Magpies and Because She Loves Me takes the genre psychological thriller to a whole new level of tension! “It was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime, a final adventure before settling down. But after a perfect start, an encounter with a […]

The House We Grew up In : Lisa Jewell review

The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell is the second book in my Summer Reading Challenge. I have read a number of novels by Lisa Jewell and felt right in my comfort zone from the very first chapter. Set in a picture book Cotwolds village, a beautiful cosy cottage, home to the four […]

Little Black Lies – Book Review

The first book review of my Summer Reading Challenge is Little Black Lies by Sharon Bolton. I read this book on a family holiday to Malta and I had high hopes for it. I really did. I had read some amazing reviews from readers I trust on the online book club I am a member […]

Summer Reading Challenge 2015

I’m currently reading Little Black Lies by Sharon Bolton. I’m part of an online Book Club and had read rave reviews about the author’s fourth novel. One review simply said ‘I envy anyone who hasn’t read it yet as I would love to be able to unread it so I could start again without knowing […]