The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Toffee Cake

I did something unthinkable this weekend – I made a cake… from a pre-made cake mix! *cue dramatic music*. This is the first in a series of posts – ‘The Lazy Girl’s Guide to…’, a collection of recipes and ideas designed to trick people into believing you’re a domestic goddess! I was in an…

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Book Review | The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

“My thoughts are stars I can’t fathom into constellations” Honestly I had been put off reading The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, due to it’s highly publicised upcoming film and large ‘young adult’ following. I thought the trailer looked a bit soppy and predictable – like Twilight meets My Sister’s Keeper?…

Book Review | The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

“I may have found a solution to the Wife Problem.”  This weekend I read ‘The Rosie Project’ by Graeme Simsion; a story of one man’s quest to find a wife. The premise sounds like the beginnings of a predictable boy meets girl offering – The Rosie Project is so much more than a conventional love story!…

Book Review | Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

I love reading, however I always seem to find more ‘important’ things to do rather than take the time to sit down with a cuppa and enjoy a good book. When I say ‘important’ I just mean higher up on my to do list like walking the dog, tiding my…

Dealing with Migraines

Today is one of those very rare days in Scotland where the sun is shining, the sky is cloudless, the birds are chirping and the ice cream van can be heard singing Three Blind Mice up and down the avenue. Alfie is scratching at the door and whining his little…

The Pooh Corner Cook Book by Katie Stewart

“Once upon a time, a very long time ago now, about last Friday, Winnie-the-Pooh lived in a forest all by himself under the name of Sanders.” I recently picked up this very cute, very retro recipe book for £2 from Oxfam (210 Morningside Road). The Pooh Corner Cook Book is inspired…