• 51 Books On My TBR

    51 Books On My TBR

    I’m definitely someone who enjoys reading books across a variety of genres so there’s a real mixture of books here- fantasy, sci-fi, crime, romance… the list goes on, but these are 51 books that are on my tbr right now.

  • A Glimpse Into My Bullet Journal For 2024

    A Glimpse Into My Bullet Journal For 2024

    We’re already a month into the year, so what better time to share with you a glimpse into my bullet journal for 2024. From tracking the books on my TBR to rambling about pickle (yes, really). Read on if you’d like to see a few of the spreads in my journal for the year ahead.

  • Christmas At A Cabin – A Mystery In Space Short Story

    Christmas At A Cabin – A Mystery In Space Short Story

    Originally I was going to re-share a Christmas short story from my Cedarbee Island series, but over the past few months I’ve been working more on Mystery In Space so in the end I decided to write a short story set there instead… so here it is, Christmas At A Cabin.

  • Recipe: Chocolate Icing Covered Christmas Shortbread

    Recipe: Chocolate Icing Covered Christmas Shortbread

    If you’re looking for something to bake over Christmas, why not try these Christmas shortbread covered with chocolate icing, decorated with mini marshmallows or chocolate chips for a festive treat.

  • Creative Christmas Light Photography & Frost In The Garden

    Creative Christmas Light Photography & Frost In The Garden

    If you’ve followed my blog for a while then you’ll know I love photography. Last night I took some creative photos with the Christmas lights outside then this morning we had frost, which of course meant another good photo opportunity.

  • Recipe: Apple Cakes With Icing & Toffee Sauce

    Recipe: Apple Cakes With Icing & Toffee Sauce

    I’m back with another recipe today, what better time of year for a toffee apple themed bake than between Halloween and Bonfire Night? Read on if you’d like to find out how to bake these apple cakes with icing and toffee sauce.

  • In A Basement In A Storm On Halloween – A Short Story

    In A Basement In A Storm On Halloween – A Short Story

    One really good thing about starting again with your blog? You can reinvent your old stories to re-post them, which is what I’ve done here with this short story set on Halloween.

  • Recipe: Banana Cake Squares

    Recipe: Banana Cake Squares

    Whether you want a square of cake (or three) with a cuppa or you want to bake something to share when you have friends over, why not try this banana cake squares recipe? You might be over banana themed bakes after the whole banana bread hype of three years ago, but if you’re not…

  • Recipe: Peach Cakes & Shortbread

    Recipe: Peach Cakes & Shortbread

    I had some doughnut peaches left-over (regular peaches would work well too) and flour that needed to be used this month so I thought why not bake both – peach cakes and shortbread biscuits. Read on for the recipe if you’d like to bake these sweet treats.

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Victoria Austin

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Hello! Welcome to my lifestlyle blog. I’m Victoria, a 30-something from Devon in the UK.

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