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saying good bye to Autumn

There’s over a month left of Autumn, although it doesn’t feel like it. The leaves have fallen, the streets are aligned with twinkle lights, the sky is grey and the air is crisp.

I baked an apple cake this morning. Somehow it was the first of the season. The last as well. When the final crumb is eaten, it’s time to bake that seasonal clementine cake. There’s a syrup in the fridge, marinating with ginger, cloves, cardamom and cinnamon, to be turned into gingerbread cookies later this week.

This time of year especially, I find myself in the kitchen a lot. Recreating dishes, sweet treats and scents, that year after year ring in the familiar warmth of the holiday season.

Alongside of the familiar there’s something new on the horizon. A new venture; an online shop. As excited as I am to launch it, I am equally frightened of failing it. Yet, they say there’s only one way to go and it is through. And so I calm my nerves by baking and with the familiar scents it has surrounded me with year after year after year.

the week ahead

Last week I got my hands on M.J. Arlidge’s first crime novel Eeny Meeny. What started out as a light read in between other books quickly turned into a full blown addiction. Thankfully Arlidge writes two books per year on average and I’m three years behind. Which means this week I’ll read the second DI…

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a few good memes

Over the course of 6 weeks I’ve been tagged in memes on Instagram no less than 10 times. Of course I meant to reply to them all sooner. So to catch up I’ll be answering all memes (I was tagged in some twice) below. Here goes. #lifeinbooks & #readinghabits by @book_scope A book to each…

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50 things to do this autumn

Make a TBR pile of books set in Autumn. Wait for the perfect rainy day(s) to read them. Buy a record player. Try a new kind of tea. Go on a mini (city) break. Wander around, stop only for coffee and to read. Wear a hat indoors. Spruce up your balcony with Autumn colours. Find…

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the week ahead

The weather forecast predicts sun and rain this week. So I may or may not need to wear a hat indoors. Which is something I only recently started doing, both saving and creating electricity, the later due to wool on hair… My work forecast (I just made this up in case you’re wondering) predicts a…

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10 things I want to do

learn Swedish cook a meal every day for a week (usually the BF cooks) go back to New York write a book read more YA novels see Paris in the fall read a book a day for a week post here every day for 365 days host a giveaway drink red wine outside on a…

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the week ahead.

I meant to share this post earlier today, but I guess there’s still time; only Monday has come and mostly gone. Here’s what I’m looking forward to this week. Work was okay today and afterwards I met up with a friend for dinner and drinks. Which is a great way to end a dull Monday….

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about books on friday

Books on Friday started out as an Instagram account. The name derived from my business name, Milk on Friday, and created to have a space to share more personal thoughts, by way of bookstagrams. After just over a months, the urge to not be bound to a limited amount of characters to share stories got…

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