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Helen
Reading, writing, blogging and baking cakes. Now with chickens and ducks.
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Monday 27th January 8.45am. In Coins Cafe having cappuccino, chocolate croissant, and a cigarette. There is something rather touching about... Continue reading
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Remember Milly-Molly-Mandy? Her stories by Joyce Lankester Brisley were a big part of my childhood. And when you opened the... Continue reading
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When you think ahead to Christmas does it fill you with panic? Does dread creep over you whilst you ponder... Continue reading
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Twitter book recommendations are coming thick and fast at the moment, which is rather fabulous. We felt it only fair,... Continue reading
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When Cally Taylor wrote Home For Christmas (published in 2011) she had no idea that one day her words and... Continue reading
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The countdown to Christmas is now on and there's a vast array of Christmassy books to read during this special... Continue reading
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Home. Just where is the place you feel most at home? Is it the house you live in? A holiday... Continue reading
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Doctor Who is finally back on our screens – with a brand new doctor no less – but if you... Continue reading
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Set in a palatial house in the English countryside, with log chopping, cosy fires, misty walks, a group of friends... Continue reading
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Back by popular demand, here are a few more book recommendations from popular authors on Twitter. What are you recommending... Continue reading
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Is there a dish that can instantly transport you back in time? A meal or a cake with time travelling... Continue reading
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I know we're only in October but I'm aware that many people – myself included – like to read festive... Continue reading
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I didn't get far into the novel One Night in Italy by Lucy Diamond before my mouth started to water.... Continue reading
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We had a lovely response to our post a few weeks ago where we highlighted some books that authors have... Continue reading
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We used to live next door to an allotment. Men would come on their day off and hoe weeds, dig... Continue reading
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Oh don't you just love this time of year? There is something so special about it. Yes it is always... Continue reading
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From the opening notes of the musical score, you just know that Baby Boom is set in the 80s. It... Continue reading
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I couldn't wait to have children so I could share my favourite books with them. I'm currently reading The Famous... Continue reading
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They appeared to enjoy their food in King Henry VIII's day. Sweetmeats, sugared plums, pies, pasties, fine meats and game.... Continue reading
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Lardy Cake and Rupert Campbell-Black. A strange combination – yet they have something in common. Both you want oh so... Continue reading
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When I was a single gal I loved the Josie Lloyd and Emlyn Rees book, Come Together. It was great... Continue reading
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Aunt Fanny is a real brick. Seriously. She is amazing. She puts up with a difficult and short-tempered husband, a... Continue reading
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Over the summer I took a few weeks off. Away from the demands of deadlines and with the need to... Continue reading
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Chloe Lyon has a small business making chocolates and selling them as Chocolate Wishes. She also does typing for her... Continue reading