Autumn Wish List

Today is officially the Autumn Equinox and I am pretty happy that ankle boots and thick socks are socially acceptable once again. I love this time of year, when the leaves turn all shades of orange and it starts to feel like everything slows down a little. Where warm oats are the breakfast of choice and warm pyjamas and blankets begin making an appearance.

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Book Review: The Roanoke Girls

This was my first book on NetGalley and also my first by Amy Engel. I saw the book all over the Twittersphere and it sounded right up my street. Whilst Engel did a great job with the novel structurally; going between the past and present was well done, clear and kept things as interesting as it could, I found the book to be as predictable as it was disturbing.

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3 Reasons to Read: The Mermaid Chair

Straight on the back of The Secret Life of Bees, I found this at the library and immediately added it to my TBR pile. Whilst I did struggle with the concept of a woman deciding she was bored in her marriage and so fell in love with a monk, I still found things to enjoy in this book and polished it off in a couple of nights. 

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Wonderful Wednesday

Good morning! Happy Wednesday and welcome to the new look Paper & Lilacs. I've been beavering away in the background creating this little space which is a truer reflection of where I'm at now. The old blog does still exist but I've pulled my favourite posts over here and this is where I will post going forwards. Lovely to see you! 

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Gluten Free Nutella Cookies

A simple and quick Nutella Cookie recipe that always scratches my chocolate itch. A good one to make with little ones as it's only 3 ingredients and 1 bowl, or to just make on a lazy Sunday afternoon where you proceed to show no self control and eat them all. No judgement! 

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Wonderful Wednesday

Good morning and happy Wednesday! It's been a bit of a whirlwind on the politics front and honestly, I think it's going to need more time to see how it all pans out. Currently I'm feeling a mixture of disgusted and exhausted by it all. Still, there have been some small joys this week so let's just hop right into a happy list!

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