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  • Chocbanoffee Tart

    Creamy banana filling, date toffee and chocolate. Sounds delicious, right?! I love banoffee, so it’s no real surprise that I’d eventually try to adapt it and make a recipe that is healthy, and dairy, gluten and egg free. Depending on your tolerance level, this can be fructose friendly too. And it’s me – I have […] Read more…

  • The Dream Daughter – Book Review

    I’ve been so lucky with my reading recently – I have picked up yet another book that has made it onto my favourites list! This one is The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain, and it is incredible. Pages: 371 Published: October 2, 2018 Genre: Historical, science and suspense fiction Medium I consumed it in: Audiobook This novel […] Read more…

  • January – Book Reviews

    Hi everyone! How did the first month of 2020 go for you all? Have you been enjoying some great books? In January, I read 4 books. I know this is peanuts for some, but for me, that’s a good effort! In terms of my 2020 reading goals, I’ve accomplished one already by doing so! *You […] Read more…

  • The Nightingale – Book Review

    When I finished reading The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah, I needed to talk about it as soon as possible. What a beautiful book. I have been reading a lot of World War II fiction lately because of something I’m working on, so I was interested to read this book on the back of some great […] Read more…

  • The Arc of a Scythe series – Book Review

    The first book in the Arc of a Scythe series by Neal Shusterman is called  Scythe. It is a young adult dystopian fantasy, and it is great. Don’t be put off by the young adult category if, like me, you’re not a young adult. This is such a complex, original book, it will hold your […] Read more…

  • 10 Goals For 2020

    Hello! At the beginning of 2019, I wrote a post called 19 Things For 2019. I chatted about how I went with these goals in my Mid Year Goals Check In post, and in my 2019 Things For 2019 Wrap Up post. Today I’m here to set 10 Goals For 2020. Yes – I’m not doing 20 […] Read more…

  • Reading Goals For 2020

    Hello! I hope you’ve enjoyed some time relaxing and reading lately. Today I want to talk about reading goals for 2020. I love reading. I love setting goals. So, setting my reading goals is embarrassingly enjoyable! I talked about how I went with last year’s goals in my 2019 Reading Goals Wrap Up post. I’m […] Read more…

  • The Huntress – Book Review

    Where do I start? This book is amazing. Absolutely stunning. The Huntress, by Kate Quinn, moved quickly and surely up my list of favourites, even before I’d finished it, and now sits in the company of the likes of The Book Thief. Pages:  560 Published: Feb 26, 2019 Genre: Historical Fiction Medium I consumed it in: Physical […] Read more…

Books

  • The Dream Daughter – Book Review

    I’ve been so lucky with my reading recently – I have picked up yet another book that has made it onto my favourites list! This one is The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain, and it is incredible. Pages: 371 Published: October 2, 2018 Genre: Historical, science and suspense fiction Medium I consumed it in: Audiobook This novel […] Read more…

  • January – Book Reviews

    Hi everyone! How did the first month of 2020 go for you all? Have you been enjoying some great books? In January, I read 4 books. I know this is peanuts for some, but for me, that’s a good effort! In terms of my 2020 reading goals, I’ve accomplished one already by doing so! *You […] Read more…

Recipes

  • Chocbanoffee Tart

    Creamy banana filling, date toffee and chocolate. Sounds delicious, right?! I love banoffee, so it’s no real surprise that I’d eventually try to adapt it and make a recipe that is healthy, and dairy, gluten and egg free. Depending on your tolerance level, this can be fructose friendly too. And it’s me – I have […] Read more…

  • Nutty slices

    Hello! I got up recently and felt like making something in the kitchen. While I ate breaky, I had a think about what ingredients were in the cupboards and what I could create that was healthy and fast to make. I am currently trying to concentrate on my sugar intake for my health, so that […] Read more…

Musings

  • 10 Goals For 2020

    Hello! At the beginning of 2019, I wrote a post called 19 Things For 2019. I chatted about how I went with these goals in my Mid Year Goals Check In post, and in my 2019 Things For 2019 Wrap Up post. Today I’m here to set 10 Goals For 2020. Yes – I’m not doing 20 […] Read more…

  • 19 Goals For 2019 Wrap up

    Hello! I hope you all have been feeling rested and happy during the Christmas/New Year limbo. Today I am going to look at 2019 and wrap up the year. At the start of the year, I set myself 19 goals for 2019, and here is how I went with them!… Travel to and explore at least two […] Read more…

Health

  • Save your bones NOW (no matter your age)

    I am constantly reading health related information and research; I really enjoy learning more about the body, nutrition and medical conditions and it helps me to put into practice a few things to potentially improve my own health. Recently, I’ve been focusing on what is good to do now that can impact health positively down […] Read more…

  • P.S. I Love Me

    Today is Valentine’s Day. We know it as a day of love; it’s a day to show you care about a special someone; it’s a day to treat another with chocolate-dipped strawberries, fancy dinners and gooey love letters. But what if we turn it around? What if it doesn’t always have to be about showing […] Read more…