• Book Ending Autumn banner: The Lion, The Witch and The Low Wardrobe Choices

    Bookending Autumn: The Lion, the Witch and the low Wardrobe choices

    Good morning afternoon bookworms! This post is part of Bookending Autumn 2019, which is organized by Sam & Clo! The prompt for today, “The Lion, the Witch and the low Wardrobe choices” is hosted by Me! (That sounds so weird…) If you want to do this prompt, please don’t forget to link back to this post! Prompt Explanation: You’re going to a Halloween party with some (fictional) friends. You’re late to pick up costumes from the store and there’s only just enough for each of you, so who is going to dress up as what?…

  • Book Ending Autumn banner: Spicy Pumpkin Latte Book Tag

    Bookending Autumn: Spicy Pumpkin Latte book tag

    Good morning bookworms! This post is part of Bookending Autumn 2019, which is organized by Sam & Clo! The prompt for today, “Spicy Pumpkin Latte book tag” is hosted by Me! (That sounds so weird…) If you want to do this prompt, please don’t forget to link back to this post! Prompt Explanation: Autumn is when the beverage names at the local coffee shop start to look more like a harvest produce list than anything from a drinks menu. What better way to celebrate this oddity than to do an autumnal drinks book tag?!…

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    Bookending Autumn: Every Witch Needs a Familiar

    Good evening bookworms! Yes… this is still going!! AND I created a new tab!! (Because I really couldn’t figure out where to put them…) This post is part of Bookending Autumn 2019, which is organized by Sam & Clo! The prompt for today, “Every Witch Needs a Familiar” is hosted by Jamsu @ Jamsu Dreams! If you want to do this prompt, please don’t forget to link back to Jamsu’s post! Prompt Explanation: If you were a witch which magical creatures would you want as your familiar? Ooooh, I would totally have a cat…

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    Bookending Autumn: Spell List

    Good evening bookworms! I’m pretty sure I warned you about how extra I am going to be this month, so, consider yourselves prepared – the double posts will happen this month. (You’re welcome!) This post is part of Bookending Autumn 2019, which is organized by Sam & Clo! The prompt for today, “Spell List” is hosted by Lauren @ Northern Plunder! If you want to do this prompt, please don’t forget to link back to Lauren’s post! Prompt Explanation: It’s time for you to get creative and share your spells! We’re all familiar with…

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    Bookending Autumn: Loving the Monster

    Good evening bookworms! I’m pretty sure I warned you about how extra I am going to be this month, so, consider yourselves prepared – the double posts will happen this month. (You’re welcome!) This post is part of Bookending Autumn 2019, which is organized by Sam & Clo! The prompt for today, “Loving the Monster” is hosted by Lauren @ Northern Plunder! If you want to do this prompt, please don’t forget to link back to Lauren’s post! Prompt Explanation: Which halloween monster is your all time favourite and why? Give us some recommendations…

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    Bookending Autumn: Fall Festival Book Photo Tag

    Good evening bookworms! I’m pretty sure I warned you about how extra I am going to be this month, so, consider yourselves prepared – the double posts will happen this month. (You’re welcome!) This post is part of Bookending Autumn 2019, which is organized by Sam & Clo! The prompt for today, “Fall Festival Book Photo Tag” is hosted by Danielle @ Poetry Books YA! If you want to do this prompt, please don’t forget to link back to Danielle’s post! Prompt Explanation: Using fall colors (red, orange, black, white, green) and books you…

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    Bookending Autumn: Sweater Weather

    Good evening bookworms! I’m pretty sure I warned you about how extra I am going to be this month, so, consider yourselves prepared – the double posts will happen this month. (You’re welcome!) This post is part of Bookending Autumn 2019, which is organized by Sam & Clo! The prompt for today, “Sweater Weather” is hosted by Danielle @ Poetry Books YA! If you want to do this prompt, please don’t forget to link back to Danielle’s post! Prompt Explanation: It’s officially sweater weather, so break them out! Name some books that make you…

  • Book Ending Autumn banner: Book Ending Autumn 2019 and Tidyathon Goals

    Bookending Autumn '19 and Tidyathon Goals

    Good morning bookworms! I have had a very busy week, well month really! It has been full of travel and planning days (for work) and then a migraine… so, I haven’t been around much. However, all this is about to change. Because… I’M ONE OF THE HOSTS FOR BOOKENDING AUTUMN!! Clo @ Cuppa Clo and Sam @ Fictionally Sam run this each quarter, and I had so much fun taking part in Bookending Summer a couple of months back, that I thought I would throw my hat in the ring…

  • Book review: A Court of Mist and Fury

    A Court of Mist and Fury – Sarah J Maas

    Release date: 1 November 2015 Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★ – 10/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link A Court of Mist and Fury (ACOTAR #2) blurb: Feyre is immortal. After rescuing her lover Tamlin from a wicked Faerie Queen, she returns to the Spring Court possessing the powers of the High Fae.  But Feyre cannot forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people – nor the bargain she made with Rhysand, High Lord of the Night Court. As Feyre is drawn ever deeper into Rhysand’s dark web of politics and passion, war is…

  • Book review: A Court of Thorns and Roses

    A Court of Thorns and Roses – Sarah J Maas

    Release date: 5 May 2015 Rating: ★★★★★★★★ – 8/10 Goodreads link Book Depository link A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR series #1) blurb: Feyre is a huntress.  She thinks nothing of slaughtering a wolf to capture its prey.  But, like all mortals, she fears what lingers mercilessly beyond the forest.  And she will learn that taking the life of a magical creature comes at a high price… Imprisoned in an enchanted court in her enemy’s kingdom, Feyre is free to roam but forbidden to escape.  Her captor’s body bears the…

  • Peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

    So, I am a terribly unorganised blogger.  I usually forget to take photos of baked goods for recipes, and when I do remember I’ve usually missed the natural goodness of daylight so they look terrible.  Anyway, I’m pretty impressed with myself today as I absolutely remembered to take (lots) of pics while I was baking!  So now you get to see some of the process as well! Ingredients 125g butter, melted 155g brown sugar 125g peanut butter (I use a light peanut butter) 2 tsp vanilla essence 1 egg 2…

  • Sweet potato fries with cinnamon chilli sauce

    I don’t only do sweet baking – although I am far better at it than I am at savoury.  But I’m forcing myself to step out of my comfort zone more often to pursue a more even keel with the recipes.  You can thank Ben, a friend who has complained that he doesn’t want to bake cake, for the next few recipes. The sweet potato fries themselves could probably be swapped out for zucchini, carrot or potato – whichever takes your fancy.  The cinnamon chilli dipping sauce is NOT vegan…

  • Carrot cake

    There is absolutely nothing better in autumn than home made carrot cake, made with the carrots you’ve pulled out of your garden.  Autumn is the season I associate with apples, carrots, pumpkin and falling leaves – this is mostly because I always forget to plant my carrots until mid-end of spring! The cake itself is dairy-free and nut-free, but if you would like to add Cream Cheese Frosting or walnuts, then you absolutely have that option (I like both!). Ingredients 1.5 cups self-raising flour 1.25 cups brown sugar 1 tsp…

  • Apple and cinnamon tea cake

    My parents have a small hobby farm where we grew up.  On the farm we had some cattle, horses, chicken and the occasional sheep that escaped from the neighbours.  We also had an small orchard, as my mum is great with plants.  There were peaches, plums, nectarines, apricots and apples. Every year when the summer was finishing up and the leaves were starting to turn we would collect the apples into milk crates and bring them into the house, where we would peel, core and chop them.  Then we would…