Pushed to breaking point, Cara Burrows abandons her home and family and escapes to a five-star spa resort she can't afford. Late at night, exhausted and desperate, she lets herself into her hotel room and is shocked to find it already occupied - by a man and a teenage girl. A simple mistake on the … Continue reading Book Review: Did You See Melody?, Sophie Hannah, ★★
Beautiful. Rich. Mysterious. The Roanoke girls seem to have it all. But there's a dark truth about them which is never spoken. Every girl either runs away, or dies. Lane is one of the lucky ones. When she was fifteen, over one long, hot summer at her grandparents' estate in rural Kansas, she found out … Continue reading Book Reviews: The Roanoke Girls, Amy Engel, ✮✮✮✮
✮ You're sixteen, you're pregnant and you've been kidnapped. If you're anyone else you give in, but if you're a manipulative prodigy you fight back in the only way you can. You use what you've been given against your captors. You have only one chance to save your life and that of your unborn child. … Continue reading Book Review: The Method, Shannon Kirk, ✮✮✮✮
Welcome back. So today we're going to be looking at what a pastry chef actually does. I had an interview once, for a writing job, where my interviewer just had....no idea. Clearly she had never even thought about it because she literally asked "So what does a pastry chef do exactly? Put cakes in the … Continue reading #Cheflife. Part two: A day in the life of a pastry chef.
Hello! Welcome to my new series #Cheflife, where I shall be talking all about the delightful industry known as hospitality. You might be thinking about becoming a chef, you might be training as a chef, you might just be curious about what being a chef entails. Maybe you just want some dirt on what goes … Continue reading #Cheflife. Part One: So you want to be a chef?
Hola! Okay hear me out. Today we're throwing back to one of my older recipes. It's cold and bleak outside and I don't know about you, but all I want right now is a chocolate hit and Netflix. Ingredients: 100g Dark chocolate. 70%+ 50g Butter (unsalted) 70g Plain flour (substitute for ground almonds if wanting gluten-free) … Continue reading Marmite brownies.
So I recently went to see Nocturnal Animals and today's post is going to be a reflection on that. There will be many spoilers, so if you've not seen it and want to go in fresh you might want to avoid this article. Or, if you're like me and you devour everything you can before … Continue reading Nocturnal Animals and what it is to be sad.