I find myself strangely enamoured with historical fiction right now. I like to think if I ever managed to write a book it would be historical fiction (though to be fair I am not that talented). Code Name Hélène, is the fictionalised story of Nancy Wake, who was an Asutralian expat living in France as… Continue reading A book published this year – Code Name Hélène – by Ariel Lawhon
I have a love affair with Hilarie Burton Morgan. She just doesn’t know about it. I developed a total girl crush on Hilarie when I was a teenager watching One Tree Hill, where she played Peyton Sawyer. Aside from the nearly being kidnapped, in a school shooting and all sorts of dramatic things that happened… Continue reading A Memoir: The Rural Diaries: Love, Livestock, and Big Life Lessons Down on Mischief Farm by Hilarie Burton Morgan
Let me open with: I love Russian Literature. The cold, the melancholy. There is something about Russian stories; they speak to my soul. I’m not sure why, or how Russia has snuck into my psyche, as it’s not somewhere I have ever been. But I am planning to, and oh am I planning. Earlier in… Continue reading A book featuring my Favourite Country: Russia. Six days in Leningrad, by Paullina Simons.
I love this book. Love this book. And let me repeat, I love this book. It may not be the most well-written, but it has characters that you manage to fall in love with and a style that I thoroughly enjoyed reading. I originally read it, and I ripped through it in a day. Then… Continue reading A book adapted into a film/series: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
I signed up for Crossfit late last year when I realised I needed to expand my horizons. 2019 was a MASSIVE year. My hubby was posted to another state, to a city I knew no one and I had to figure out my new normal. The job part was simple, I was able to transfer… Continue reading A book I can read in a day: How I Became The Fittest Woman On Earth: My Story So Far by Tia-Clair Toomey.
The girls at work and I have decided to join in the 2020 Dymocks Reading Challenge. I have decided to spend this week planning my categories and starting the first book, before I start blogging about it, just so I don't get to the end of the year and have to read something I'm truly… Continue reading Dymocks 2020 Reading Challenge
First, let me open with Happy New Year! I can't believe we are almost halfway through January! It's that time of year where people reflect on the last year and look forward to this one, and I have spent the last few weeks thinking about this. I don't generally make resolutions as I am a… Continue reading 2020
A few weeks ago, I found a copy of Anne of Green Gables to give to my niece. I had been looking for a copy for a few months for her, so it was great to get my hands on a copy. This book (and the following book in the series, hold a special place… Continue reading Anne of Green Gables
Book 2 in the Sons of Rome Series. I am currently in the middle of a re-read of Red Rooster, which is book number two in the Sons of Rome series. My favourite author Lauren Gilley writes it. Book three is due to be released in the next month or two (I hope, oh my… Continue reading Red Rooster by Lauren Gilley.
I don't thank my Ex for much, needless to say we didn't end well. But there is always good in every situation and person and I did come away with a mighty fine pasta recipe. It's messy, and gooey and I have changed a few things for my personal taste, but it's a winner in… Continue reading My Ex's Pasta
Brownies: Last weekend my husband spoiled me. I have been wanting a Kitchen Aid Mixer since he met me, however since I don’t actually cook anything more complicated than toast, I couldn’t justify buying one. Last weekend my life changed. He came home with the absolutely beautiful 100 year anniversary model of the Kitchen Aid… Continue reading Brownies, brownies and more brownies