BULLET JOURNAL THE RYMAN WAY

*Complimentary stationery from Rymans* I write. A lot. For clients, it is factual-corporate press release writing. For my personal writing, I can get a little more creative, and that is where the fun starts. Yes I may have the hand-writing of a five year old (make that six if I really concentrate), but I find the ...

Nottingham’s first Festival of Literature

8 - 13th November 2016 Powerful messages From Over the Wall: global influences in UNESCO’s City of Literature Featuring Amit Chaudhuri, Jack Monroe, Jon McGregor, Katherine Quarmby, and Virtual Writer in Residence, Omar El Hazek Nottingham’s first Festival of Literature delivers a series of powerful messages from ‘Over the Wall’ providing a welcoming platform to voices that ...

Christmas cheer as Sledge-Lit presents a day of horror, fantasy & science-fiction

Hey all, how are you doing? It’s a cool, wet Wednesday morning and I’m glad I’m indoors. You know that really cool Derby Writers’ Day I attended a few weeks ago? Well I’m pleased to report that The QUAD will be presenting a new Christmas science-fiction, fantasy and horror event taking on the 21st November ...

Friends Reunion, Books, Theatre & Cake… what an epic week!

Hi all, how are you on this crisp Thursday morning? It’s been a busy week so far. I caught up with some dear friends from university, earlier this week whom I haven’t seen for over 15 years. It’s amazing how time melts away and you can all slot back into your younger selves (age is ...

Trials of an author… and NaNoWriMo

Hey guys, how are you doing, what have you been up to? It’s been a crazy busy few weeks, as I covered food festivals across the country (my favourite sorts of gigs). Of course being out on the road meant that I got zero (fictional) writing done. Juggling a day job, the food blogging and ...

Spanish pepper, Buxton Fringe Festival… and a blow-torch!

Hello All, How are you doing? It’s been another good albeit crazy busy week for this Derby Foodie. I met the lovely David Nicholls, one of my favourite authors of all time at the Derby Book Festival. It was something of a dream come true, but more of that in a different blog post. I also ...

Derby BookCakeClub, Cookbook Launch & a whole bunch more!

Hello All, How have you been? I hope you’ve had a great weekend. What has this Derby foodie been up to? Quite a lot, actually. From attending our third Derby BookCakeClub, and a Cookbook launch, and trialling a whole bunch of recipes in my test kitchen AND discovering a delicious Indian restaurant down the road from ...

World Book Night 2015 & Restaurant Review: The Pointing Dog & Duck

Hello All, How are you doing? I hope you had a great weekend, what did you get up to? I had a blast, seeing the family in Bakewell for the Food Festival on Saturday, a lovely long walk around Derby (which also meant getting lost around Mickleover and Littleover – more on that later) and discovering ...

Derby BookCakeClub: David Nicholls’ US + Swiss Roll = Win Win!

Hello People, How are you? It’s been a busy few weeks, what have you been up to? I organised my first BookCake Club in Littleover Derby earlier this week and it was such fun to connect with like-minded fellow bookish foodies with cake on the mind. We read and discussed Us by David Nicholls, a real ...

Screaming Snowflakes Book Signing + coffee = PARTY TIME!

Hello guys! How are you? I hope you’re all well and having a blast. As a few of you know, I had my first official book signing earlier this month and had an absolute blast. Thank you so much to all the readers who came and hung out with me, it was an absolute pleasure ...