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Help! Too many ideas

Tuesday 1 January 2013



Plot ideas are usually welcomed by novelists, with keyboard-tapping glee - but what happens when we have too many at once? I have a picture on the wall near my desk, of Hans Christian Andersen. It's one I've had since I was very young and I used to love it. All those images dancing before his eyes. Simply magical. Recently though, it has acquired an almost sinister, aura. And I'll tell you why. Continue reading

Merry Christmas

Sunday 23 December 2012



I just want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I hope your Christmas is filled with happiness, love and laughter. For those who don't celebrate Christmas, I wish you a happy time. Continue reading

The Best Christmas Cake Recipe Ever - Probably!

Friday 16 November 2012



My grandmother's Christmas cake recipe This is the Christmas cake I've been making every year, since I was a little girl, old enough to help my grandmother. She was an instinctive cook, never weighing ingredients but judging by taste and consistency and everything she served, was absolutely delicious! This cake is no exception and without fail, every friend I have given this recipe to, has said that it is the best cake they've ever tasted. The best cake requires the best ingredients so do, please, buy free range eggs (not just because they are much tastier but also for ethical reasons-you'll be happier knowing the hens are enjoying a better quality of life!) and PLEASE do not use anything other than real butter - it… Continue reading

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Christmas on Lily Pond Lane
The Cottage on Lily Pond Lane-Part Four: Trick or treat
The Cottage on Lily Pond Lane-Part Three: Autumn leaves
The Cottage on Lily Pond Lane-Part Two: Summer secrets
The Cottage on Lily Pond Lane-Part One: New beginnings
Blame it on the Moonlight
Christmas Secrets in Snowflake Cove
It Takes Two
The Starlight Ball
Deck the Halls
Dancing in the Rain
Walking on Sunshine
Catch A Falling Star
A Christmas Hideaway
Ninety Days to Christmas
Be Mine
The Perfect Christmas Plan
Ninety Steps to Summerhill
Ninety Days of Summer
A Slippery Slope
Christmas Wishes - Short stories
Carole Singer's Christmas
Sailing Solo
The Golf Widows' Club
Lizzie Marshall's Wedding
Highland Fling

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