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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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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Reading snacks – the cupcake

Reading snacks are something I’ve come to see a necessity. I find reading a lot more enjoyable if I’ve got food to hand.  It goes without saying that I must have a cup of tea alongside, or at the very least a hot chocolate, but a reading snack is a must. I often find that

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Make giant bubbles :: weekend adventures

Giant bubbles. They sound fun don’t they?  Well, let me assure you, they most certainly are. No matter what your age, whether you have kids or not, if you feel a bit down, or grumpy, spend some time making giant bubbles and I promise you’ll feel better. For starters, it’ll get you outside. You’re reading

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How to make time to read

In my previous life, before I had kids, I used to read about three of four books a week.  No joke. I remember long afternoons lying on my bed reading, whole weekends where I’d be able to float about the house, nothing to do other than lose myself in whatever book I had on the

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