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    #JustToSay Thank you, Cadbury’s Roses

    November 1, 2017

    As you know, we’re massive chocoholics here and don’t need much persuading to try anything new that Cadbury’s have to offer. Roses chocolates are not exactly unheard of, as they’ve been going since, gasp, 1938 (I know! I thought they were a 1980s invention, but nope, they’ve been around since before the Second World War). So I was a bit surprised when I got the call on my special chocophone. But Roses are now in a new, and very pretty…

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    Skin & Tonic

    I’ve always loved skincare, so I was really intrigued when a friend asked if I’d tried Skin & Tonic. It’s a range with a difference – none of the products contains more than seven…

    October 27, 2017
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    One for the Money…

    Ok, a bit of a moral dilemma for you all today. What would you do if a cashier in a Bureau de Change in a big department store made a massive mistake with some…

    September 23, 2017
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    Meet the Author – Isabella May

    I’m so pleased to welcome fellow author Isabella May to my blog today. Isabella’s new novel, Oh! What a Pavlova, has one of the most tempting covers I’ve ever seen and promises to be…

    September 17, 2017
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    Meet the Author – Tessa Robertson

    I’m loving my occasional ‘meet the author’ posts, it’s a great way to get a privileged lowdown on new books before they even come out, and find out a bit about their authors. Today…

    September 14, 2017
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    Cadbury’s Tiffin

    It’s been lovely having Child One at home over the summer, and one of the great things about her presence (apart from having someone else in the house who makes great tea and understands…

    September 14, 2017
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    Meet the Author: Katharine Johnson

    It’s lovely to welcome Katharine Johnson to my blog today as part of my occasional Meet the Author series. Katharine is a journalist with a passion for crime novels, old houses and all things…

    August 27, 2017
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    First world problems

      Ok, bear with me. Of all my first world problems, this is almost certainly the firstiest. I may be having too many launch parties for my book.  The thing is that, when my…

    August 18, 2017
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    Snappy snaps

    Although I have friends who think I am virtually a geek, as I have a blog and know one end of a laptop from the other, I’ll let you into a secret. Most technology…

    July 30, 2017
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    7 Ways to Enjoy Galleries this Summer

    The current waft of heat over London reminds me of a recent trip to Paris with a dear friend who’s not mad keen on galleries. She knows I do love a bit of culture,…

    July 7, 2017