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 BookTuber means you have to own a lot of books, preferably hardbacks. Of course, that isn’t the […]

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Rustic Blueberry Pie

I wasn’t planning on baking a blueberry pie at all, but then the fresh blueberries were on sale at my supermarket and I “accidentally” bought over half a kilo of them. Only when I got home did I wonder what on earth I was going to do with half a kilo of blueberries. The answer […]

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What I’ve Been Up To [7]: Happy Changes

It’s been a while since I last did one of these “what I’ve been up to” posts and it’s also been relatively quiet around here, so I figured I’d catch you all up on my life and everything that’s been going on! First of all, as I mentioned in this post, I started a YouTube […]

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Lemon and Elderflower Drizzle Cake

Summer is the perfect time for fruity flavours! I love lemon all year round, but there’s something about the summer that makes me love it just that little bit more. Last week, I felt like baking something lemony and my mind went to a drizzle cake straightaway. A lemon drizzle cake is delicious, but I […]

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Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill: How Toxic Is Too Toxic?

Freida and Isabel have been best friends their whole lives. Now, aged sixteen and in their final year at the School, they expect to be selected as companions—wives to wealthy and powerful men. The alternative—life as a concubine—is too horrible to contemplate. But as the intensity of the final year takes hold, the pressure to […]

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Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Brownies

I first became aware of the existence of chocolate-covered strawberry brownies when my friend Inge from Of Wonderland shared a picture of them on Twitter. They looked amazing and when I “had” to bake something for my best friend’s birthday party later that week, I knew exactly what I was going to bake. Brownies are the […]

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Why The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker Made Me Angry

‘I heard him before I saw him: his battle cry ringing round the walls…’ When her city falls to the Greeks, Briseis’s old life is shattered. She goes from queen to captive, from free woman to slave, awarded to the godlike warrior Achilles as a prize of battle. She’s not alone. On the same day, […]

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