My month in books & bakes – April

my month in books & bakes

What’s happened in April?

On Tuesday April 26th my daughter and I had a day out in London specifically so I could attend my first Rooftop Book Club held at Carmelite House on the Victoria Embankment.  It was a crime panel this time hosting Claire McGowan, Ellie Griffiths and JS Law discussing place and character, followed by Sarah Hilary, Janet Ellis and Antonia Hodgson discussing London and present.  For £10 you had these 2 great panels, drinks, delish nibbles and a goody tote bag with 4 proofs.  It was a fab evening and well worth making the trip. If you get the chance to go, you won’t be disappointed.

Just a few snaps :)

Just a few snaps 🙂

Then….on Saturday 30th I went off to Birmingham to another blogger / author meet up hosted by Kim the Bookworm.  Another well attended event so we were packed in like sardines but I still managed to chat to quite a few people…Mark West, David Videcette, Elaina James, Helen Barrell, Bookaholic Holly, Jane Isaac, Holly Martin and of course my book partner in crime Claire, to name but a few (apologies if I’ve missed anyone in particular).  Do come next time, they’re always such good fun!

Books read: 5

(click the image to go to my review, if it’s available, which it’s probably not because I’m super behind)

The Rosie EffectCut Shortquarter past two on a Wednesday afternoonDear DadSee How They Run




Books added to the TBR: 5

april books

Currently reading: The Light Between Oceans by M.L Stedman

Favourite book for April:  See How They Run by Tom Bale

I baked: (click the images to have a look)

Viennese Fingers

Viennese Fingers

chocolate brownie cupcakes

Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes

Blueberry Loaf

Blueberry Loaf

chocolate birthday cake

Chocolate Birthday Cake


Do share your news, bookish or other in the comments…. 🙂


  1. 6th May 2016 / 8:29 am

    The Rooftop Bookclib sounds really good! I do hope you enjoy The Swinning Pool which is one of my favourite reads so far this year.

    • 6th May 2016 / 10:02 pm

      This one would have been perfect for you too Cleo being a crime thriller buff 🙂

  2. 6th May 2016 / 9:52 am

    Was lovely to meet you last week! Great selection of books here!

  3. 6th May 2016 / 10:36 am

    Wish I could attend that too, seems great. What a good month!

  4. 6th May 2016 / 10:11 pm

    You need a fabric piping bag, the plastic ones aren’t strong enough for piping biscuit mixture

  5. 7th May 2016 / 9:16 pm

    What a great month! All those sweets look delicious 🙂

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