Banana and Cinzano Muffins.

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Our favourite cake growing up was the one our Mum would make us for our birthday. She would make two, and write our names on each one with writing icing. They were the cutest things and we absolutely loved them. Want to know her secret ingredient?

Book Review: It Takes Two: Our Story by Jonathan and Drew Scott.

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Release Date: 5th September 2017
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Twitter: @MrDrewScott @MrSilverScott

Warning!!! This review is going to be built around positivity and me giving you a million (give or take) reasons why you should drop everything now and go and buy this book. You just have to trust me that you need to read it, and here's why:

Book Review: Lord Ravenscar's Inconvenient Betrothal by Lara Temple.


Release Date: 22nd February 2018
Publisher: Mills and Boon Historical
Twitter: @laratemple1

If you invite me on a blog tour that has the name Lara Temple in front of it, then chances are I am 110% going to jump on board. I have devoured every book of hers that I have read and just simply having one on my TBR pile alone makes me feel happy. It's just nice to know there's one there, you know?

Here's to 30!!


This past Sunday we turned the big 3-0! We still feel young at heart and firmly believe in the age old adage of 'you're only as old as you feel'. We're not too worried about the number 30 and what it should or shouldn't mean, and we tried to brush off, quite quickly, any anxious thoughts about what we should, would or could have accomplished by this wonderful age, because, despite the hiccups and heartbreak along the way, life has treated us rather kindly.

What's on my TBR pile?

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Since Christmas, my TBR pile has just kept growing and growing! So much so, that I feel like I need at least two weeks to just sit down and catch up. I have a few blog tours coming up, a few reviews to write and then there's the books I want to read because they caught my eye. So many books, so little time!!

Dolce Vita Bloggers: Cara Italia.


Cara Italia,

Our love for you holds no bounds and has done since we were little girls. Is it your mouthwatering food, that is made with a only a handful of ingredients, yet tastes like there is magic in every bite? Is it your beautiful scenery, that takes our breath away and leaves us transfixed in the moment, just looking at the sea? Is it your people, who's passion and love surpasses all that we have been in contact with? Truth be told Italia, it is all of these things and more...

Book Review: The Secrets of Villa Rosso by Linn B. Halton.

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Release Date: 5th October 2017
Publisher: HarperImpulse
Twitter: @LinnBHalton

This was another book that I saw on Netgalley and couldn't resist. Why? Because it's about Italy. I simply can't say no to Italian stories, especially if there is romance involved.

Book Review: 'Finding Rhythm' by Lara Ward Cosio.


Release date: October 8th 2017
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform 
Twitter: @laracosio

I currently just want to do a happy dance while holding this book in the air and waving it around, telling you to go and buy it...NOW!!

The kitchen is the heart of the home.

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Coming from an Italian family, we obviously spend a lot of time in our kitchens. Grandad always used to say to us that "The kitchen is the heart of the home." We have to say, we agree wholeheartedly with him. We love nothing more that cooking with, and for, our family.

Portia MacIntosh, Summer Secrets at the Apple Blossom Deli, Cover Reveal!


So, this evening is rather exciting because we have another cover reveal to share with you. It just so happens to be for a brand new book from one of my favourite authors, Portia MacIntosh, which means it's extra special and fun!! It's completely different from her usual style, which adds to the excitement, as well as, my eagerness to read it!! Let's take a look...

Book Review: Falling For His Convenient Queen by Therese Beharrie. PLUS a Giveaway!

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Release Date: 25th January 2018
Publisher: Mills and Boon True Love
Twitter: @ThereseBeharrie

I'm back again with another delightful book from Therese Beharrie. This time it's the second book in the Royal Duet series, 'Falling For His Convenient Queen.' Once again, this duet is up for grabs, thanks to Therese, so make sure you read on to find out what question you need to answer, in the comments, for your chance to win.