Boozy microwave fudge

Boozy microwave fudge, made in minutes, super easy and a loose tie in with my book. What more could you want from a blog post? This is a part of the #AdventingAuthors calendar run by Tracy Buchanan. If He Wakes is set in Chester, around the Christmas period. The Chester Christmas parade and markets are a

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Tree Stories – do you have one?

Hello! I seem to have been absent from here a while, but now I’m back! I had a stomach bug, then a really bad cold and had to finish off the edits for The Secretary so y’know, it’s been a busy old few weeks. Which meant, because I’m a bit crap and not at all

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An Autumn To Do List

I just got a notification from my aunt, it’s thirty years ago today that her mother died. My nana. I remember the day vividly, I was young and at the time I was at an evening rehearsal of a school production. My mother’s close friend collected me and as I sat in her strange car, I

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English countryside in autumn and why I love it

The English Countryside, in Autumn, is one of my favourite places. When we moved to the Lake District three years ago, I pretty much loved it at any time of the year. Each season brought beauty and although I love it throughout the year here, there is something really special about the autumn months. The

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Creative Intentions for October

Creative intentions is a monthly thing now. Did I tell you that? It started last month, with September. The start of a new academic year made me want to set some goals and, looking back on what I achieved in the month, it worked. Here were my creative intentions for September: Write at least one

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September update (I signed a book deal!)

A lot has happened in the past few weeks. So much that I’ve neglected this blog, my Instagram posts  and remember those Creative Intentions for September? Well, they’re still very much intentions. But now I feel I’m through it, and can write about and tell you everything that’s been going on. First up, we changed

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When it’s good to give up

My little girl had her fifth birthday yesterday.  She got a pink scooter, had a massive slice of chocolate cake and by anyone’s standards, it was a pretty good day.  And as always, when one of the kids has a birthday, I thought back to the day she was born.  The day, five years ago

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