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Rise of the Baby Coffee Geek

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If you've been hanging out here with me for awhile, you'll have picked up the fact that I'm not a morning person and I need my Pink Fluffy Dressing Gown and a decent cup of coffee to get me moving. Any break in that routine...and well...there have been massacres which have ended better. I need my decent coffee.



This was my starting definition of 'decent coffee'. At the end of a rather hideous relationship I was given a coffee machine and it made brilliant filter coffee, until it broke. Since then, I've been through 6 coffee machines, different makes, prices. They all broke. Ladies and gentlemen, all I wanted was a good cup of no-fuss coffee in the morning. Was that too much to ask? Apparently so.

Then I spent a weekend at the 2011 Voewood Festival with Dave* . When we spotted the mobile coffee vendor and he assured me it would be good, and it was, I was putty in his hands. What can I say? He then introduced me to the two places in Norwich I can't live without…

Reality Blog Award

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OMG! I've been nominated by Jane Risdon for this lovely blog award. Thanks very much darling. And she's also asked me a few questions.

1. If you could change one thing in your life, what would it be?

I would love significant lottery win. Okay, seriously I don't think I would change anything. Although Life has a tendency to be a touch 'interesting' occasionally, I'm actually very content with the way it continues to unfold.

2. If you could repeat any age which would it be?

I quite fancy being 30 again. It was so much fun.

3. What really scares you?

Dementia. The thought of losing grip of reality in my old age.

4. If you could be someone else for a day, who would you be?

Eh? I have a hard enough time being myself. I'd make a total mess trying to be someone else for a day!

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You know I can't help but spread the love. I therefore nominate the following lovely people for the award. Grab the pic, answer the questions and nominate your victims fellow authors/blogger…

Cooking Up a Storm - Review

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"When newly single Sarah Peterson rents a cottage on Kit Roseberry’s country estate and swops cooking supper for rent, she isn’t expecting TV producer, Magda Holmes, to fall for Kit and his culinary skills, or offer him a slot on her TV show.

Kit can’t boil water, but he’s got the look and needs the money. Magda is keen to go for a traditional feel, happy families, picnics on the beach and birthday teas, so Sarah - along with her two boys - finds herself as undercover cook, and an instant wife and family for Kit’s TV debut.

But what will that do to Sarah's fresh start, her new man, ex-husband and the rest of her life? Is it a recipe for disaster or does it have all the ingredients of a great romance?"

This is chick-lit at its best.  Cooking Up a Storm follows the unravelling of Sarah's marriage to the self-centred Colin and the beginning of her new life at the beautiful estate in Newnham Magna. Her eccentric landlord Kit, gets in over his head with a TV producer and wha…