Dust If You Must – a poem by Rose Milligan

Dust If You Must – a poem by Rose Milligan

As anyone who knows me knows, I am not the world’s most house-proud person. You see, I live in the country. I have horses and dogs and the house is built in the middle of an old wood. There are always dog hairs and leaves on the floors and horse rugs and muddy wellie boots … Read More

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine: Review

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine: Review

I realised to day that I haven’t reviewed a book on here for a very long time. Too long in fact. And, as I’ve been lucky enough to read a lot of good books recently, I decided it was time to do something about that. And so I’m going to start with ‘Eleanor Oliphant is … Read More

Creative Thursday

Creative Thursday

Creative Thursday ‘be free, be happy, be true – be creative every day, especially Thursdays!’ ~ Marisa Anne I love that little quote and, as it’s Thursday today, it seemed particularly appropriate. It’s from the introduction to the book ‘Creative Thursday’ by Marisa Anne; a ¬†book that I picked up a few years ago when … Read More

A Quick Autumn Catch Up

A Quick Autumn Catch Up

Hello, hello! And a Happy Autumn to you all! Do you ever find that, although you really want to do something, something always seems to hold you back? You keep telling yourself you’re going to do it but you never actually get round to it. Or you find all sorts of excuses not to do … Read More

Finding My Blogging Mojo

Finding My Blogging Mojo

Missing in Action Anyone who checks in on Cupcakes and Cadenzas regularly may have noticed that I haven’t written any new posts in a while.¬†This is because I decided to take an impromptu break from blogging. I hadn’t planned it and I had no idea it was going to happen. It just…happened. I woke up … Read More

DIY Paper Gift Bags For Gift Cards, Money and Other Small Items

DIY Paper Gift Bags For Gift Cards, Money and Other Small Items

  Giving gift cards, vouchers, magazine subscriptions or money as a present can save a whole lot of hassle as far as looking for presents goes but when it comes to how to present these things as a gift, it’s not quite as easy. You can, of course, put the voucher, etc., inside a greeting … Read More