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?…

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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…

Yummy Carrot Cake & Cream Cheese Frosting

I’m not really a fan of carrot cake but it’s one of my mum, nan and fiances favourites so I thought I’d give it a go. This recipe is so easy and the cinnamon and nutmeg leaves the house smelling amazing! The only problem I had with the recipe was judging the heat…

Making a Teapot Necklace

“Take some more tea,” the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly.“I’ve had nothing yet,” Alice replied in an offended tone,  “so I can’t take more.”“You mean you can’t take less,” said the Hatter: “it’s very easy to take more than nothing.”“Nobody asked your opinion,” said Alice.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland I think there’s something very…

Riverbank Revels

I love putting personalised gifts together for birthdays and at Christmas time – food hampers, movie inspired gifts, craft baskets and decoupage gift boxes, just to name a few. I thought making my own gift tags, wrapping paper and greeting cards to go with them would be a perfect way to make them even…

Recipe | Caramelised Red Onion Chutney

My mum made me a batch of her sweet and sticky caramalised red onion chutney the other day. It was absolute heaven in a jar. I loved spreading it over my sandwiches and covering it over crackers with a big slabs of blue stilton or bree. A jar of this would…

Wedding | Mollie Makes Book Review

I have 63 weeks to go until my wedding, a to-do list that is slowly becoming a ‘to-do’ book and a ridiculously tiny budget to work with, so i’ll happily take up any opportunity to use my love of crafts to save money and personalise my big day.  I picked…

My Love of Stories

“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”  – Ernest Hemingway When I was little I remember spending the mornings of my summer holidays at the local library; there used to be a whole summer program dedicated to children’s reading with daily challenges, activities and puzzles. For every book…

Upcycling Frame Project

Upcycle (verb) – Reuse (discarded objects or material) in such a way as to create a product of higher quality or value than the original: the opportunity to upcycle trash, or turn it into new products, was vast (as adjective upcycled) upcyled furniture Unfortunately for my boyfriend I love to fill my house with pretty, mismatched, shabby…

Simple, Fun and Cute Easter Biscuits

As you all know I love any opportunity to bake and Easter was no exception – I made these cute little iced biscuits yesterday inbetween Sunday lunch and egg painting. This fun, quick and straightforward recipe can be also be adapted to include mixed currents, cinnamon and nutmeg to give…

Happy Easter Everybody!

Hope you had a fab Good Friday and Easter Sunday – I definitely did! Thanks to the beautiful weather this weekend we spent most of it outside painting eggs and watching the dogs play in the garden. Mum decorated the house with pastel paper chains and bunting which her Boxer Riley took great…