Sunday 9 April 2017

Lemon Drizzle Cake

I woke up on Wednesday to a sunny spring day, a house to myself, and absolutely no desire to sit in a dark bedroom and stare at a computer screen all day. So, since life is not prone to throwing lemons at me, I walked to the shop, bought some for myself, and made my first ever lemon drizzle cake!

I took this picture with my phone and I'm really annoyed about how good it is. It needed like no editing and it's so sharp. Why do I even bother with my D-SLR???

I used this recipe from the BBC GoodFood website. It makes a delicious, soft, and very lemony cake. Like, so lemony. Like, if you're using quite large lemons I might suggest only using one for the drizzle rather than the one and a half the recipe recommends, unless Sharp is your favourite flavour. It is truly delicious though and, as you can see, by the time I got around to taking some pictures with my proper camera on Thursday, half of the cake was already gone. Good cake just does not stick around in this house.


Friday 7 April 2017

March Reading Wrap Up

Why, yes, I did forget to take a picture of all the books together this month, but in my defence it's pretty obvious that one of those covers has been photoshopped on and I spent at least some time painting those backgrounds. So, you know, work has gone into this post... a little anyway...

Wing Jones Katherine Webber

First up in March I read Wing Jones, which was beautiful and wondrous and made me feel wholly inadequate as a writer. It was one of those books that I was always thinking about, even when I wasn't reading it. I loved it so much I even reviewed it properly on Blogger's Bookshelf and you can read that here if you want some more coherent thoughts on this amazing book.


The Lux Guardians The Forgotten Saruuh Kelsey

The Forgotten was a re-read and I'm currently re-reading the next book in the series too, both in preparation for the release of the third book next month. Saruuh is a very good friend of mine so I won't pretend I'm not a little bit biased but these really are great YA dystopian science fiction with a twist and I'm currently very excited because the third book is sitting in my inbox waiting for me to read it! #friendperks


City of Glass Cassandra Clare Shadowhunters

Okay so let's just ignore the shoddy photoshop work here. I borrowed City of Glass as an ebook from my local library so I didn't actually have a physical copy to photograph and I thought this was the next best thing? Anyway I have a very complicated relationship with these books but I actually enjoyed this one SO MUCH that I am dying to read the rest of the series and then all the spin-offs and prequels and probably just everything else Cassandra Clare ever writes even though I spend most of my time complaining about her books even as I'm reading them. C'est la vie.