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Dragons

Time Travel, Dragonish Carnivals, & Much Murder

My reading so far in 2022, including omelette-loving dragons, horny unicorns, and Irn Bru sausages.

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A Festive, Dragonish Short Story Read-Along

A short festive tale from the world of Beaufort Scales and Toot Hansell, featuring dogs and dragons and a little too much mulled wine …

Life Lessons on a Baking Bad Anniversary

Life Lessons on a Baking Bad Anniversary

Three years ago this month – yesterday, in fact – Beaufort Scales ambled out into the …

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Coming Up Roses – Chapter Two

There’s a fine line between ‘eccentric’ and ‘a danger to oneself and others’.
And that line may just lie with the body in the freezer …

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Coming Up Roses – Chapter One

Nothing’s looking too rosy in Toot Hansell this spring …

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Rose’s Lemon Shortbread Recipe

Shortbread is not the sort of biscuit that inspires me. It’s not soft and chewy inside…

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Four Calling Birds – A Toot Hansell Christmas Story

Gilbert settled himself under the cover of a hedge, watching the bird through the window …

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Rose’s Rom Truffles – A Toot Hansell Recipe

A quick and easy recipe for no-bake run and raisin chocolate truffles that also make fantastic gifts.

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A Partridge in a Pear Tree – a Toot Hansell Christmas story

Was there some sort of official scale for these things, from harmless eccentricity to “call the care home”?

July reading – DNFs, telepathic tigers, & Nordic anti-noir

July reading – DNFs, telepathic tigers, & Nordic anti-noir

As much as I love travelling – and how strange it’s been to know for quite a while…