8 June 2017

Summer's best bits



I'm currently sat in my office listening to the rain tap-tap-tapping against the skylight windows and clutching a cup of hot water for warmth. And it's JUNE.

So it may not be the most sizzling start to the sixth month of the year, but there are some glimmers of hope. I mean, I went to a barbecue at the weekend and actually wore sunglasses for some of it! To help get in a summery mood, I thought I'd pull together some of my favourite things about the "sunshine" season.

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3 June 2017

COVER REVEAL!



Here she is! The absolute BABING new cover for my book, The Year of Saying Yes. It's a good job I'm so chic and nonchalant otherwise I'd have shouted "yaaaaasssssss" super loud when I first saw this.*

My book, deliciously described as "the must-read rom-com of the year" on Amazon, first came out in four parts but to celebrate this tasty summer we are stepping into it's now being released as one whole book. 

There are plenty of summery shenanigans to wet your whistle... a very glittery Glastonbury, a mini break on the Cornish coast, champagne-slugging at a food festival and more. I hope the book brings a little sunshine to your summer, even if our British weather doesn't quite deliver. 

*I definitely did do that. 
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25 May 2017

Madeleine Shaw interview

She's the green-eating goddess, Insta star and purveyor of the prettiest cookbooks, and now Madeleine Shaw has released her third book. A Year of Beautiful Eating is jam-packed with seasonal recipes - my review's coming soon - but first lovely Ms S has stopped by for a little question and answer sesh.

As a new mum, I'm super keen to hear how pregnant Madeleine is working her healthy lifestyle around that little bun on board! Read on for her thoughts on pregnancy fitness and starting the day in the best possible way...

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18 May 2017

How it feels to have my book published



Last year will forever be known as one of my absolute favourites in terms of personal achievements. (Politics / current affairs... not so much). But for me, Super 'Sixteen was absolutely packed to the rafters with wonderful things. My husband and I made a couple of tiny people, I travelled to some incredible places and a complete dream came true when I had my very first novel published. Absolute WOWZERS!

I've wanted to write since I was little. I read English Literature at uni, mostly just an excuse to read a shiz tonne of books and call it "studying". And then I trained as a journalist so that I could write all the hot damn time. As much as I loved, and still love, writing articles for magazines, I always knew that I wanted to write a novel. 

So a couple of years back, I set to it. After squirrelling myself away for hours plotting, penning and eventually proof reading, I took a leap of faith and sent my book out. My fabulous agent Amanda must have seen some potential in me because she signed me up when we first met in London one sunny January day. On that same day, I had coffee with Christina at Headline, who had read my blog and wondered if I fancied writing something for them. Obviously I remained super chill and replied with a nonchalant 'I guess so'.*

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