“There is not a thing that is more positive than bread.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky. Part two of my bread making odyssey

Last week I wrote about baking by hand my first ever loaf of bread. It was instantly addictive and so I was back in the kitchen this weekend to have another go. There is just something amazing about the alchemy of bread making. Yes, I know it is basic chemistry and that the active yeast … Continue reading “There is not a thing that is more positive than bread.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky. Part two of my bread making odyssey

Six degrees of separation: From The French Lieutenant’s Woman to First in the World Somewhere

It's time for the first Six Degrees post of 2019 - hooray! This is a meme hosted by Kate at Books Are My Favourite and Best. Each month a book is chosen as a common starting point and participants then link to six other books to form a chain. It is endlessly amazing to see all the … Continue reading Six degrees of separation: From The French Lieutenant’s Woman to First in the World Somewhere

Six Degrees of Separation: From A Christmas Carol to Letters From Father Christmas

Greetings! It’s time for another Six Degrees of Separation post. This is a meme hosted by Kate at Books Are My Favourite and Best. Each month a book is chosen as a common starting point and participants then link to six other books to form a chain. It is endlessly amazing to see all the different results and … Continue reading Six Degrees of Separation: From A Christmas Carol to Letters From Father Christmas

The Twitter Reading Community At Its Best: how a small question to Penguin Books resulted in life-changing reading results

"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library." ~ Borges The internet generally, and social media platforms in particular, can sometimes be rather treacherous places. But overall, I like to think that they are mostly friendly community places where we can share common interests with both people we know, and people … Continue reading The Twitter Reading Community At Its Best: how a small question to Penguin Books resulted in life-changing reading results