On Photography
by Susan Sontag
On Photography by Susan Sontag

Men at Arms (Discworld, #15; City Watch #2)
by Terry Pratchett
Men at Arms (Discworld, #15; City Watch #2) by Terry Pratchett

The Miniaturist
by Jessie Burton
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

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When I saw how many, or rather how few books I managed to read last year I decided to change that as early as possible this year. While I was in between books,  looking for reading inspiration I jokingly told my friend Kelly to up her game. She’s usually on the pulse with all the new releases and ready with a recommendation, but as most of us know it isn’t easy to keep up the blogging gig. Unsurprisingly my comment gave Kelly a great idea, so keep an eye out for that on her blog, It’s A Book Thing.

It’s the second month of the year and I’m already onto my seventh book. I keep looking at the growing list on Goodreads and can’t help by feel a little proud. Honestly it’s really spurring me on to read even more. Continue reading »

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Travelling is great, its fun and adventurous and we’re all guilty of trying to capture the moments as best possible. Teresa Lim has found the absolute best way to document what she sees. The detail in these scenic handicrafts are so much deeper and emotionally expressive than any number of photographs. The series is called Sew Wanderlust and consists of 10 scenes from across the globe, including places like Tokyo, Australia, Germany and Prague. Continue reading »

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Christmas is my favourite of the eating holidays. My main focus for Christmas baking this year was my first attempt a gingerbread house which was a success (!), but at this time of the year it feels like there’s nothing better than munching on a few biccies. So it’s good to have a few options and varieties to keep it fun. For my birthday I got a set of beautiful Autumn leaf cookie cutters, which perfectly echoes the traditional idea of Christmas. Continue reading »

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Gingerbread houses have always held a special place in my heart. There’s just something magical about a house made of cookies and candy. Hansel, Gretel and the witch aside, I can’t think of a single reason not to love it. For years I’ve stared and salivated at the creations in bakery windows, books and movies, but no longer is this fancy treat out of my reach. Ha, no longer! Continue reading »

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The problem with making old favourites like blueberry pie over and over (and over and over and over) again is trying to make it interesting without starting to fool around with the recipe. There are some recipes that you can stop tweaking after a while. For these, it’s necessary to find other ways to make things interesting. Continue reading »

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