Thursday, 23 March 2017

Woudln't be great if everyone was!


Need Some Inspiration? Try Pizza!

Classic  Margherita Pizza

Food on Friday: Pizza was a surprisingly small (but beautiful) collection. To see all the pizzas at a glance I suggest you head over to this Pinboard. I have selected a few to inspire you today.

The pic at the top is by Our Eating Habits  - a super Classic  Margherita Pizza




And for something a bit different – Cheese Danish Pizza by The Midnight Baker




Madonna from Make Mine Lemon brought over a great Alsace Pizza



Blowing my own trumpet softly – do try this Potato & Prosciutto Pizza

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

The Kingmaker's Daughter by Philippa Gregory



I've had mixed experiences with Philippa Gregory books.  But, by and large, her historical novels based on events in the 15th Century are fantastic reads.  The Kingmaker's Daughter is about Anne Neville who ends up Queen of England to Richard III (of the lost boys in the Tower fame/notoriety).

I wasn't gripped by the book until the second half when I became absolutely hooked – which made up for the slowish start.

What is amazing is that this author gets you immersed in the period without any feeling of being deliberately educated.