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    #bookclub Feature – The Mother of all Christmases
    by SJV
    2018/11/06  |  Features  |  

    This week on #bookclub we have some great #TheMotherOfAllChristmases (by Milly Johnson) reviews to share! THE MOST PERFECT CHRISTMAS FEEL-GOOD READ! ‘Every time you discover a new Milly book, it’s like finding a pot of gold’ Heat Eve Glace - co-owner of the theme park Winterworld – is having a baby and her due date is a …

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    #bookclub Feature – Snowflakes and Cinnamon Swirls at the Winter Wonderland
    by SJV
    2018/11/05  |  Features  |  

    This week on #bookclub we have some lovely #SnowflakesAndCinnamon Swirls at the Winter Wonderland (by Heidi Swain) reviews to share, first up is one of our favourites, from Mary Lewis: “What can I say? I loved this! Heidi’s books are always like a hug and I always look forward to …

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    Winter Warmers!
    by SJV
    2018/10/31  |  Features  |  

    I could say that this post is to celebrate publication of Part 1 of the brand new #StarAndSixpence series of novellas by Holly Hepburn – New Beginnings – but, let’s be honest, I’d take any excuse to talk cocktails, especially winter warmers! So, here goes, my pick of the four …

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    The Mingle
    by SJV
    2018/10/26  |  Features  |  

    For many of us, The Mingle is an integral part of our lives. It starts young. From even before the first day at nursery or school. The urgency to ‘go play’, make friends, find your tribe. Anxious parents pray for a full turn-out for that first, crucial, birthday tea. Validation …

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    by SJV
    2018/10/22  |  Features  |  

    The people (all 15 of you) have spoken!  Welcome to #BFQOTY2018.  This will be the fifth year we’ve run a (variation) of the ‘Big Fat Quiz of the Year’ – and I hope you’ll agree this year’s the easiest yet! It’s a pretty straightforward proposition.  Bunch of questions below, that …

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    Christmas 2018!
    by Heidi Swain
    2018/10/08  |  Features  |  

    I know I say it, and do it, every December, but this year I really am going all out for Christmas and with good reason. My darling daughter will be coming back to Norfolk after her first term at university and I’m determined to greet her with Christmas in abundance! …

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    by Jane Costello
    2018/10/08  |  Features  |  

    I was sitting in the pew at a friend’s wedding when the idea first popped into my head. I didn’t know it at the time, but that single thought – why hasn’t anyone written a book called ‘Bridesmaids’? – would go on to change my life. I envisaged a story …

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    Juice detox!
    by Santa Montefiore
    2018/10/08  |  Features  |  

    It seems to be the thing now, the detox. I often read that the body detoxes by itself and that we don’t need to starve ourselves, or flush out our bowels, or drink special cleansing potions, but even if that’s true, there’s still something very satisfying about giving the body …

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    The Mother of all Christmases
    by Milly Johnson
    2018/10/08  |  Features  |  

    Eighteen years ago I wrote a book called The Yorkshire Pudding Club, based on my pregnancy diaries.  It was the book that gave me my first publishing deal and, in the words of my mother, the best thing I’ve ever written.  Cheers mum.  But I get what she means, because …

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    The easiest recipe for Cinnamon Swirls you will EVER find!
    by SJV
    2018/09/25  |  Features  |  

    I’ll admit it.  I’ve NEVER made a pastry that works.  Too crumbly.  Too wet.  Too hard.  Too sweet.  Too salty.  I’ve tried them all, and NONE is a patch on the pastry my Mum used to make for her homemade mince pies and jammy plates every year.  But you know …