As the business world would say, it’s the end of Q1! Translation: end of the first quarter of the year. And, whilst I’m remaining largely at my ‘one post a week’ level (more on that later) I finally released my first little ebook! It’s free and contains 10 easy ways to pimp your oatmeal (basically). That… basically took a whole week of my life!
Recipes from April
- Chocolate Lava Cakes
- Hoisin Duck and Pineapple Rice
- Mini Peanut Butter Shortbread Cookies
- The Best Jam & Peanut Butter Cupcakes
Reviews and other things
Slowing down, and writing books
So, posts have remained at about 1.5 times a week… on average. Every other week, if I have a post ready, I’m posting on a Wednesday and… I’m kind of happy with that pace right now. The world didn’t end when I started reducing the posts and I feel like my posts are better this way too. What do you think?
I’ve been trying to put more care into my Instagram photos, and I even jumped on the mermaid toast/unicorn trend! Head over to my IG for more.
This month I’ve had a couple of weeks off, before starting a new job at the beginning of May and I used the first week to finish a major goal: write a recipe ebook! I’m a little proud of myself! You can download it for free, simply by signing up to my newsletter. I send out a newsletter about once a fortnight because I personally don’t like getting too many emails! If I have enough to share, it might one day go up to once a week, but never more than that.
This month’s most popular posts
A surprise at first place! What’s going on! My vegan drinks at Costa Coffee post has proved way more popular than I ever thought it would. I wrote it mostly for my reference, to be honest. And now my most viewed post!
So my intense consumption of books has slowed down a little – since I’ve been off work for two weeks, I’ve not had my usual hour-long spot. Still, I managed to read five books and start a sixth!
Gowns and Crowns, #1-#4* by Jennifer Chance. Looks like one book there, it’s actually four! The whole series is 6 books long, but the first four focus on the four original characters that were introduced, and 5-6 focus on two additional ones that only come in much later. I loved these books. They’re basically a modern fairy tale, and not trying to be anything else. Hey – even grown ups need fairy tales sometimes. Fairy tale escapism is good for the soul!
Dark Days Club, #1* by Alison Goodman. This is a supernatural period drama that I wasn’t expecting to like. I’m not usually interested in period dramas of any description but this one kept my interest – the female protagonist isn’t overly annoying and her transition to hero doesn’t come about quickly – indeed at the end of the book, she’s not totally there yet. It felt more believable. It’s also a love story (ahem, a small trend this month!) but not directly, more of a sub plot. I didn’t get the next in the series, but that’s only because I have a list of books to read as long as my arm, which I’d already delayed by my diversion into the Gowns and Crowns series.
What’s happening in May?
Well, I start my new job! So, new travel arrangements to get used to and figure out. It’ll probably take me a week or so to squeeze blogging in around my new schedule but don’t worry! I already have chocolate fudge muffins and copy cat Nakd energy balls up my ‘sleeve’ and even a sneaky cocktail behind my ‘back’!
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