Morden Hall Park

Field with a bare tree

Fresh air, open spaces and greenery really makes my heart sing and especially when the sun is shining, the skies are blue and there is a breeze casually gliding around. It’s a careful balance though as going to an open space on such a clear skied day can quickly become a sticky nightmare. Luckily Morden […]

Sweet Little Lies by Caz Frear

When teenager Maryanne Doyle disappears in 1998 it becomes impossible for Cat Kinsella to look at her dad in the same way. She knows he lied to the police about knowing Maryanne and that he never mentioned the encounter to her mother but did that make him a kidnapper or murderer? Cat never had any […]

Once Upon A Cheesecake Jars*

Six sided jars with cheesecake inside

Last year for my birthday, I made a cheesecake. It’s one of my absolute favourite desserts to make, to eat and to talk about. So when Croydon Foodies ran a competition on Instagram in association with Once Upon A Cheesecake┬áto win win four jars of cheesecake I was obviously going to cross my fingers and […]

The Betrayal by Kate Furnivall

The Betrayal by Kate Furnivall

The Betrayal by Kate Furnivall, a historical fiction book based just before the Second World War with a female lead, has so many twists and turns that you can’t help but be on the edge of your seat as you turn from one page to the next. Having a story that revolves around a female […]

Products I Want To Use Up In 2018 #5

Project pan 5 part two

I had hoped to do one of these posts before or just after my surgery and had the photos all ready to go but in the end it just never ended up happening. Some time later and with another bundle of empty products I realised it was time to combine both sets of empties into […]

Hammers On Bone by Cassandra Khaw

By Cassandra Khaw

I have tried to forget about this book for a number of months but it just keeps sticking in my mind and not for the right reasons. My partner suggested to me that I should give it a read as it has very few pages but is also set in Croydon and it sounded like […]

The Fox, Coulsdon Common*

Table, chairs and window at The Fox

Sunday 8th July seemed just like every other day in July so far. The weather warm, muggy and in need of rain. The country increasingly wrapped up in the World Cup but enjoying a day of respite from being glued to the screen heart in mouth. But for me the evening was still going to […]