Recipe: Lemon and Poppy Seed Muffins

First recipe of 2020! Last week, I posted my Bake It List with ten things I definitely want to try baking this year. At first, I planned on putting these muffins on that list as well, but I refrained in the end since the list is mostly meant for trying new things, and I’ve made […]

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My 2020 ‘Bake It List’

In 2019, I didn’t do a whole lot of baking compared to other years. Especially near the end of the year, I was busy with other things, like finishing writing my novel (more on that later this month!). This year, though, I’m motivated to do tons of baking again! Since starting my blog, I have […]

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10 Books I Want to Read in 2020

Happy New Year, everybody! I often get a little stressed around New Year’s because of all of the “new year, new me” things you see everywhere. This time, though, I decided to just not make a big deal of it at all. There’s one thing I am very excited about and that is starting a […]

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My Reading Year in Review: 2019 Was a Good Year!

We’re almost at the end of 2019! The time between Christmas and New Year’s is a time of doing absolutely nothing while at the same time trying to finish up everything before a brand new year rolls around. Over the past few days, I spent most of my time reading (and I also went to […]

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5 Recipes That Are Perfect for Christmas

Chrismas is nearly upon us! Only two more nights of sleep until Christmas Eve (which we don’t celebrate in the Netherlands, but whatevs) and three more until Christmas Day. Usually, I post a few (or at least one) Christmas recipe during December, but this year I simply haven’t had the time. I was too busy […]

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Why Christmas at Rosie Hopkins’ Sweetshop Wasn’t What I Expected

In her comfy cottage nestled in the Derbyshire hills, Rosie Hopkins has good reason to feel a warm blush in her cheeks. With Christmas weeks away, the holiday is being ushered in with England’s first glorious snowfall of the season. Her boyfriend, Stephen, is starting his new job as a teacher in the village school. […]

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Cinnamon Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love experimenting with cookies. I’ve got my basic cookie recipe down by now, so that makes it very easy to just try different flavours and discover new favourites. A few weeks ago, I made these chocolate chips cookies with cinnamon and pecan nuts. I was really in the mood for something autumnal, so I […]

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Reading Goals & End of Year Plans

It’s November! The end of the year is getting closer and that means that’s I’ve been thinking about my reading plans for the rest of the year. Like last year, I didn’t set a Goodreads reading challenge for myself. Not having the pressure of seeing “you’re three books behind schedule” every time you open Goodreads […]

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Recipe: French Madeleines

Nearly every year, my parents and I go on holiday to the same small village on the coast of Normandy, France: Anneville-sur-Mer (once chosen for its name). This year, we went in the first half of September and it was as wonderful as ever! It’s one of my favourite places to be: in just a […]

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Thoughts on Buying Books vs Borrowing Them

Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of discussion in the bookish community about what’s ‘better’; buying books or borrowing them from the library. For a long time, there’s been this common misconception that being a book blogger or a BookTuberΒ means you have to own a lot of books, preferably hardbacks. Of course, that isn’t the […]

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