Two Months Old

My daughter is almost 2 months old and I still feel like I have forgotten what I’m meant to be doing. Somehow last time I felt more prepared, and to be honest I probably was, despite Cub being my first. I had read the books, readied the spaces, felt somewhat ready. This time round I…

Book Flood Giveaway #1: A Scottish Duo

What happens in a Book Flood? I review a book/s and post it on here (and Facebook). I offer the books to the world. If you want it you let me know (first-come-first serve). You get it under condition that you (a) read the book AND pass it on, and (b) pick a book of…

Book Flood

Book Flood takes its name after the Icelandic tradition of Jólabókaflóð (The book flood of Christmas). In Iceland books are given as gifts on Christmas Eve and then everyone spends the night reading. Doesn’t all that giving and reading just sound beautiful? Imagine if you could get just a little piece of that generosity and…

Mystery Plums & Real Junk Food

Today I had my first taster of an experimental jam I threw together the night before last. The satsumas/clementines that my eldest would normally decimate in just a few days had sat virtually untouched and we had lost a couple to either drying out or going mouldy. I decided to rescue them rather than feel…

PND: Moved by Carrie Fisher

I desperately do not want to be one of those writers who uses the name of someone in order to gain readers, but I have actually been so impacted by what I have learnt about this incredible woman, Carrie Fisher, to not mention her would be keeping far too much credit for myself.

Hygge, Common Sense & the Simple Things

Hygge; the new Danish trend sweeping through media suggesting that a few knitted blankets and a good book infront of the fire will solve all our issues in life. Except it won’t and that’s not even what hygge is. If I was part of the cultures that contain hygge I might feel insulted that something held…