Reading The Lord of the Rings for the First Time

For the longest time, ‘reading The Lord of the Rings‘ was one of those things on my bucket list that I definitely intended to do at some point – but definitely not in the near future. It was intimidating and seemed like it would take up a lot of time (true), so I just put it […]

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Recipe: Lemon Curd Layer Cake

Last week, when I posted my lemon curd recipe, I already mentioned I’d be posting the recipe for a lemon curd cake soon – and here it is! I made this cake for my birthday a week and a half ago and I can honestly say that it’s one of the best cakes I’ve ever […]

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Mini Reviews: September 2020 (Becca’s Bookoplathon)

I don’t want to start this post with a huge clichĂ©, but doesn’t time go fast?! We’re already halfway through October and I still have to write up my September mini reviews. In September itself I only posted two things on the blog, including the mini reviews for August. I feel like time goes too […]

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Recipe: Lemon Curd

I’ve been all about autumn for these past few weeks, but this week my bakes have had a distinctly summery feel to them. I made lemon curd for the first (and second) time in my life! Lemon curd is one of my favourite fillings or spreads for pretty much everything – scones, macarons, cakes, croissants. […]

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Mini Reviews: August 2020

August was a bit of a weird reading month for me. Even though I did end up reading five books, I was in a mild reading slump for most of the month. I’m still not entirely sure what caused it, but I think not having a set TBR might have had something to do with […]

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Reading Vlog: Finishing The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

As part of Becca’s Bookoplathon, a 24-hour readathon took place yesterday and I decided to join and vlog for the day! I did lots of reading (of course) and managed to finish The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid – I give you my full (spoiler-free) thoughts in this vlog. I also go for […]

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Recipe: Cinnamon Pecan Chocolate Brownies

September is upon us and I don’t know about you, but I’m fully ready for autumn! Summer has never been my favourite season and now that they’re getting hotter (hello, climate change), I’m even less of a fan (no pun intended). One of the big downsides of hot summers: it’s way too hot in my […]

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My September TBR – Becca’s Bookoplathon

It’s been a while, but I filmed a video again! Next month, Becca (from Becca and the Books) is running the Bookoplathon, which is a readathon based on Monopoly. Becca created a Monopoly board full of reading prompts, and you put together your TBR based on the spaces you end up on, which is of […]

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Mini Reviews – July 2020

We’re already nearing the end of August, and July feels like ages ago, but I still need to write my mini reviews! I love that I’ve been doing it every month in 2020 so far, and I’m not going to stop now, so let’s see if I still remember my thoughts on these books… July […]

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What I’ve Been Up To [9]: Pandemic Edition

Usually, when I feel the urge to write one of these What I’ve Been Up To posts, it’s because there’s been some big change in my life, like when I wrote a novel or found a new job. We’re still in the middle of a pandemic, though, and have been for a while now (I’m […]

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