Food: American style gooey cookies

Source: http://www.BBC.co.uk/goodfoods. Ingredients: 200g unsalted butter, at room temperature85g light muscovado sugar85g golden caster sugar1 egg225g self-raising flour50g plain chocolate, 50-70% cocoa, roughly chopped50g white chocolate, roughly chopped85g natural colour glacé cherry, roughly chopped Method: Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Beat the butter, sugars and egg until smooth, then mix in the flour, chocolates … Continue reading Food: American style gooey cookies

Mental Health: positivity and motivation for the week ahead

PS. For all my friends who aren't particularly artistic but want to start a bullet journal download the app Zinnia and create your own online bullet journal using templates, stickers et cetera. If you have an Apple Pencil you can even add your own drawings or write down your thoughts. You can even change the … Continue reading Mental Health: positivity and motivation for the week ahead

Book Review: The beauty of your face Shara Mustafah

Genre: Multicultural interest Rating: 5/5 Plot: A uniquely American story told in powerful, evocative prose, The Beauty of Your Face navigates a country growing ever more divided. Afaf Rahman, the daughter of Palestinian immigrants, is the principal of Nurrideen School for Girls, a Muslim school in the Chicago suburbs. One morning, a shooter--radicalized by the online alt-right--attacks … Continue reading Book Review: The beauty of your face Shara Mustafah

Book Review: Differently Normal by Tammy Robinson

Genre: Teen/ Ya Rating: 5/5 Plot: For Maddy, life is all about routine. It has to be, to keep her autistic sister happy and healthy. With just Maddy and her mother as Bee's full-time carers, there's no time in Maddy's life for complications like friends, let alone a boyfriend. So when Maddy meets Albert, the … Continue reading Book Review: Differently Normal by Tammy Robinson

Book Review: Brave enough by Kati Gardner

Rating: 5/5 Genre: Teen/YA Plot: Teenager Cason Martin is the youngest ballerina in the Atlanta Ballet Conservatory. She never really had a choice of whether she learned to dance or not. Her mother, the conservatory's artistic director, has made all the decisions in Cason's life. But that's about to change. Cason has been hiding an … Continue reading Book Review: Brave enough by Kati Gardner

Book Review: Never stop walking by Christina Rick Ardsson

Rating: 4/5 Genre: Memoir Plot: An extraordinary memoir of one woman’s fight to find her true self between the life into which she was born and the one she was given. Christiana Mara Coelho was born into extreme poverty in Brazil. After spending the first seven years of her life with her loving mother in … Continue reading Book Review: Never stop walking by Christina Rick Ardsson

Book Review: A million little lies by Bette Lee Crosby

Rating: 4/5 Genre: Domestic fiction Plot: When Suzanna Duff was ten years old, she lost her mama, and that’s when the lies began. At first, they were just harmless little fibs, a way to hide her unbearable loneliness and the truth about a daddy who came home rip-roaring drunk every night. But in time, the … Continue reading Book Review: A million little lies by Bette Lee Crosby