About last night – Catherine Alliott

about last night

The good reads synopsis really does the summary of this book perfectly; it’s a funny, enthralling and heartwarming story of a woman who gets a second chance in life – but will she have the courage to take it Molly has moved from London to rural Herefordshire, chasing the Good Life. Swapping the tube forRead more


I mentioned vaguely that I’m going to be attempting a 365 project in 2017. It’s two days to go and I’m starting to wonder if I’m setting myself up for failure. Either way, I’m obviously going to try my absolute best NOT to fail. I’ll be doing a mix of art styles for the projectRead more

my year in books

Every year I set a reading goal. A number of books to try and read before the year is out. For 2013 I read 185 books according to GoodReads (actually I read more but a lot of them were re-reads and GoodReads doesn’t count those) but then for 2014 I only read 20 books (withRead more

DAY EIGHTEEN > Angela Meadon

I met Angela via the Dragon Writers group on FB which is the bombdiggity if you’re an aspiring writer as it’s a group made up of AMAZING accomplished and published writers and newbies alike so it’s definitely a go to for any questions you might have, also where I found the editor for my book so boojah!Read more

DAY SEVENTEEN > Crochet by Cupcake

Of course I had to throw a little something in the mix from myself. Actually this won’t be the only thing from me, there might be one or two more to fill gaps where people bailed or promised a spot and didn’t get back to me. Cause yes, that is the simple reality. Things don’tRead more

easter at casa cupcake

We don’t really do easter as such, I’m not religious and don’t believe in the whole rising of some dead dude etc, and easter was stolen from a pagan holiday and Anglo-Saxon tradition but that’s a whole post all on it’s own. We sort of do the egg hunt but Fysh has gotten a bit oldRead more

favourite video of the week – The Maker

  I found this on an authors time line and am so in love with it. The style, the music. Just everything about it. It’s so hauntingly beautiful and I wish I could put it into words. There is so much you can read into this, how he works his entire life for a fewRead more

[free pattern] kindle cover

For this project you will need 1 ball each of dk yarn in your choice of colours – I chose 3 and alternated them every 2 rows but you could have as many or as few as you wish. 1 crochet hook size 4mm a large eyed yarn needle to sew up the side atRead more

are you a reader? I need you!

I’ve been blogging for 10 years (joh!) this year and 5 of those ten years I’ve been doing book reviews. In that time I’ve made really great friends and a lot of those friends are authors. When you get to really know published authors you get to learn all about the stuff that readers don’tRead more

GIVEAWAY > The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings whoRead more

let’s throw it back a little

I’ve been extremely nostalgic lately so I thought I’d do a little throwback post of some of the series I remember watching growing up. They’re the ones that still sit freshly in my mind. Growing up we didn’t really have TV, well we had a TV but we grew up in a little town inRead more

we got a library card!

I don’t remember there being a library in Lüderitz and there probably was one in Walvis Bay but I can’t remember that either. I do though remember getting a library card when we moved to the boarding house in Vredenburg. I remember it clearly because Wednesday was “town day” and when every one else wentRead more

win a signed set of the Charming Incantations series by Monique Snyman

I was supposed to post this on Monday already but have been worrying over The Person who’s been recovering from tick bite fever (yes it’s as horrible and worse as it sounds) so between that and NaNo the blogging took a way side. But I’m here and better late than never. Enticed (book 1) wasRead more

shit storms, car jamming and just being despondent

You may or may not have noticed I’ve been absent the last few weeks. If you didn’t, well you suck. I’ve had some good reasons for being away but the biggest its that every time I sit down to blog I lose interest or want to bitch so I decide not to. I had someRead more

win a SIGNED set of The Legacy Trilogy written by Melissa Delport

It’s no secret that Mel is my absolute favourite author of all times and recently I got The Legacy trilogy posted to me and it was SIGNED! I nearly died. Not like when I got a signed copy of Rainfall of course which made my entire life a happy one (I still owe you aRead more

{book love} Enticed (Charming Incantations) by Monique Snyman

When Lisa Richards’ parents died, she never thought her life would change as drastically as it did. Now she has to take over her father’s seat on a secret supernatural council, lead troops into battle against the ferocious Goblin Lord, and try not to get herself killed in the process. To make matters worse, LisaRead more

chapter nine

Click on the chapters to read if you are not up to date. Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 5, Chapter 6, Chapter 7, Chapter 8 I finish off the email to my editor and hit send, I sit back and stretch my arms up above my head, clicking my back and neck as I do so. I’m prettyRead more

chapter seven

The days have passed without me realising them. Sure I get up in the mornning and go to bed at night but they seem to blur into one another. I actually had to ask the delivery man this morning what day it was so that I could sign for it. I look over at itRead more

{book love} The Faerie War by Rachel Morgan

 The fate of the fae world is in her hands … Violet Fairdale is in big trouble. Her home is gone, her beloved forest lies in ruins, the guy she gave her heart to has deserted her—and she doesn’t remember any of it. The powerful Lord Draven is taking over, brainwashing guardians into fighting forRead more

{book love} The Faerie Prince by Rachel Morgan

 Guardian trainee Violet Fairdale is just weeks away from one of the most important occasions of her life: graduation. After messing up big time by bringing a human into the fae realm, Vi needs to step up her game and forget about Nate if she hopes to graduate as the top guardian of her year.Read more