Month: September 2016

Writing

The Fairytale of Tinderella and other Dating Apps

My husband recently saw one of our single friends, I asked whether he has a girlfriend these days, to which hubby laughed and said “No. Just Tinder.” I’m running fast and loose with the term ‘dating apps’ here, but I guess for some it means they get to have the best of all worlds. Obviously […]

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sourdough bread
Food: Paleo Recipes and Gut Health

How to Make Delicious Artisan Sourdough Bread for Pennies a Loaf

Although I’m handy in the kitchen, up until recently I’ve been put off of making sourdough bread, because it seemed like such a faff. Oh how wrong I was, because it is actually ridiculously easy. Not only that but it tastes amazing, is super good for you, and costs next to nothing in comparison to […]

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dairy free pumpkin spiced latte
Food: Paleo Recipes and Gut Health

Dairy Free Pumpkin Spiced Latte (also Refined Sugar Free)

For a coffee lover like me there is something magical about pumpkin spiced latte. One sip and I’m fully immersed in all things crunchy leaves, bonfires and looking forward to the C word (see what I did there?) As it’s the first day of autumn, I though it was pretty fitting to share my refined […]

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manuscript critique
Writing

Is a Manuscript Critique Worth the Money?

**this is not a sponsored post** When I had written what I considered to be a brilliant first draft of my now-published book, I sent it off to a top literary agency for a manuscript critique. The editor was highly experienced, and I paid handsomely for his wisdom. The brutal truth I’m not going to lie, […]

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relationships are damn hard
Writing

Let’s Not Beat Around the Bush. Relationships are Damn Hard work!

To mark our seventh wedding anniversary in February, I wrote my husband this letter, where I jokingly asked if we would survive the so-called seven year itch. We got married after being in a relationship for five years, and I was twenty weeks pregnant with our eldest daughter Polly. We had led huge fulfilling lives before […]

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