Friday, 18 August 2017

Trust By Kylie Scott - August Book of the Month

Kylie Scott is an author that I really like, having read her previous novels including Lick and Stage Dive, I was excited to see her latest book, Trust, show up on Netgalley and even more excited when I was approved to get an advanced reading copy.

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After being held hostage during a robbery at the local convenience store, seventeen-year-old Edie finds her attitude about life shattered. Unwilling to put up with the snobbery and bullying at her private school, she enrolls at the local public high school, crossing paths with John. The boy who risked his life to save hers.

While Edie’s beginning to run wild, however, John’s just starting to settle down. After years of partying and dealing drugs with his older brother, he’s going straight—getting to class on time, and thinking about the future.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

On Tour With Tsum Tsum #TsumTsumTravels

It's the Summer holidays and even though we haven't actually gone abroad this year, the kids and I have been making the most of our time away from school and this year we've had a bit of company. 

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Monday, 14 August 2017

Read With Me #33 2017

Hey everyone and welcome to this weeks Read With Me. I've stepped away from the blog a little bit for the Summer holidays but I have been continuing to read along with the kids. 

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My youngest has still been enjoying using Reading Eggs and we've been trying to continue practicing her phonics and tricky words so when she goes back to school it won't like be going back to the beginning.

Sunday, 13 August 2017

My Sunday Photo 2017 #33

Last week my husband happened to have a rare weekend off of work. We tried to make the most of our time by filling in to the max with outings, generic things like the park and swimming as well as places we hadn't been before. 

One of those places happened to be Leeds Castle. Considering t is only a 45 minute drive from us I'm not sure why we hadn't been before. Pay once and you have entry for the whole year so we've already decided we will be making our way back for the Christmas markets in December.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Gin, Lime and White Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

There are two things in life that I really quite like, food and alcohol so what could be better than combining the two? The guys over at 31Dover.com recently sent a rather delicious bottle of gin and I thought rather than just doing a quickie review to let you all know just how refreshing a G&T it can make, I'd go the extra mile and get a little creative and that's when I came up with the idea for the gin, lime and white chocolate cheesecake.

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Now I'm no master baker so the good news with this recipe is that it is there aren't a lot of ingredients, it is super easy to prepare and it requires no baking whatsoever, the only downside is that you need to wait for it to set bbboooooo. Now considering the alcohol content this isn't a dessert for the kiddies, oh no, this one is just for us adults and guess what it's jolly nice when enjoyed with a refreshing glass of gin and tonic accompanying it....