Book Review: One Night in Sixes

One Night in Sixes by Arianne ‘Tex’ Thompson – 3 out of 5 stars Source: ARC from Netgalley Published by: Solaris Books Released: 22nd July 2014 Buy it from: Rebellion Publishing In a  nutshell: One Night in Sixes is… Game

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Shreddied Tiffin Recipe

Shreddied Chocolate Tiffin

This is a great summer baking option for cooking with kids! Minimal time spent at the cooker and you get to keep opening the fridge to check on whether it’s chilled! I was working from home yesterday, so that I

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Here comes the summer: Zingin’ in the rain bean salad

Close up of Zingin' in the rain bean salad

When we think about summertime, in our minds the sun is shining, a breeze is gently ruffling the leaves on the trees around and there’s barely a cloud in the sky. Unfortunately, the reality isn’t always quite so rosy, as

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The YALC Sessions: Fantasy

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In the second part of my series on YALC, – the first ever Young Adult Literature Convention at London Film & Comic Con last weekend, I’m giving you the lowdown about what happened at the Fantasy talk. If you missed

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The YALC Sessions: Dystopia

Last weekend, I was lucky enough to attend YALC – the first ever Young Adult Literature Convention – which was held as part of the London Film & Comic Con at Earl’s Court. If you missed it, don’t worry! In

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A rant about folk crafts

Folk art teapot in the Japan gallery at the V&A

Last Friday, having travelled to London and found myself with an afternoon to fill, I took myself off to the V&A. In the Japan gallery, I found out that ‘folk craft’ was a recognised style. Apparently it’s been around since

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Book Review: Among Others by Jo Walton

Among Others by Jo Walton – 5/5 stars Her mother is a witch, her twin sister is dead and crippled 15 year old Mori finds herself fleeing her beloved Wales to a father she barely knows and a life in

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