Thursday, 23 May 2019

Spread some of that happiness today!

Need Some Inspiration? Try Cherries & Berries!

Mixed Berry Pudding

Food on Friday: May  had some great ideas for using cherries & berries.  Here are some which I'd like to share with you today. 

The pic at the top was brought over by MJ's Kitchen  - a lovely Mixed Berry Pudding


Raspberry Custard Pie by the talented guys at Platter Talk

Dorothy of Shockingly Delicious posted her great Kale Salad with  Cherries, Walnuts & Tofu Croutons

Finally, Christoph from James & Everett  came up with these delightful Berry Crumble Bars

For other cherry/berry inspiration head over to this Pinboard

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Neanderthal Seeks Human by Penny Reid

Now, as you know, I don't usually post about romances but I had to let you know about Neanderthal Seeks Human.  It is one out of the box.

The Neanderthal is the wonderful Janie Morris.  She is a quirky funny character.  Think a female version of Don from The Rosie Project and you might get close.  She's bright, full of trivial information and pretty clueless about people.  She is weird and endearing.

This is the first in the Knitting in the City series (don't worry there isn't much knitting).  I can't wait to see if the author can sustain the fun in the rest of the series.

This is a very funny book.  But be warned there is sex in it – it is necessary to the plot and not too gratuitous.

I enjoyed lots of things about this book – even the dedication:

'To my computer: I couldn't have written this without you

To the software developers responsible for spellcheck: You are my everyday heroes

To Karen: I hope this makes you laugh and makes you proud.

To my readers (all 3 of you): Thank you'

Ignore the downer reviews on Goodreads (and the dire cover) and give Janie a try.  You'll  love her.