July 25, 2017

If anyone ever says to me 'I don't really seem to be able to get into books' or 'I just don't know what to read next' I nearly always recommend The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. 

It's a dystopian tale of a world where women are subjugated and oppressed. The scarie...

July 16, 2017

I've been asking my Instagram followers what I should post about next and I now have a nice big list of things to work on and share with you. 

I'm starting with @giulio_uk's request that as I am from the Cotswolds I post about Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee. Laurie Lee...

July 13, 2017

I said it wouldn't be the last time when I posted about Bossypants and Bonkers and here I am again with a book by a hilarious woman. Dear Fatty is Dawn French's autobiography and is written as a series of letters to various people in Dawn's life. 

I listened to this, as...

July 10, 2017

There are a few reasons why you might have the Monday blues and I'm going to address 3 of those today. 

1. You just need to laugh 

Maybe you were laughing all weekend and then this morning you had to get serious for work?

For this Monday problem I'm recommending The Secre...

July 9, 2017

The primary ingredient of wine might be grapes, but that doesn't always mean that they are suitable for vegetarians or vegans.

Why not?

The process of fining, which makes our wines beautiful and clear ready for the bottle, pulls out anything left in the wine that we don'...

July 7, 2017

Tonight I finally tried the Hitachino Nest White Ale  which I picked up in a bottle haul a couple of weeks ago. I love to buy an array of different beers to try in one off bottles and then I can pick particularly special ones to buy more of for parties or having at hom...

July 4, 2017

Yesterday I mentioned that I am absolutely obsessed with autobiographies of hilarious women. Just to show you some of that obsession, today I'm blogging about another one. Don't expect it to be the last.

Bossypants by Tina Fey is an insight into the male dominated TV wo...

July 3, 2017

I am absolutely obsessed with autobiographies by funny women. I love to listen to them as audiobooks. The emotion of someone reading their own book, laughing along and catching their breath in the difficult moments is incredible. 

Jennifer Saunders is an absolute pleasu...

June 25, 2017

This week I bought my boyfriend a cocktail shaker and this means that there has been a lot of experimenting happening in our house this week!  

This passion fruit martini is a little sweet, a little strong and a little tangy. It reminded me of Edwardian women sippi...

June 20, 2017

When I was handed a glass of the Valle Antigua Sauvignon Blanc last week and asked "what book would you pair this with?" I instantly thought "somewhere in the mountains or the jungle".

This is one of those pairings that started with a wine and then made it to the book....

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