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
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
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
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