Friday, 21 April 2017

The Little Teashop of Broken Hearts - My Dream Cast

So I've been daydreaming again, imagining who would play the characters if my latest novel was made into a mini TV series (it's always a mini TV series - my books never seem to make it onto the big screen).

I always find this part of the writing process fun. Sometimes I have an actor in mind before I start writing, other times I'll see somebody on TV afterwards and think that could be xyz character. Sometimes I forget they're not my characters at all - imagine my surprise when Perry from The Mince Pie Mix-Up cropped up in series four of Line of Duty!

So who would play Maddie and co from The Little Teashop of Broken Hearts?

So there's my dream cast for The Little Teashop of Broken Hearts! I know Abigail Hardingham has brown hair and Victoria is blonde, but it's nothing a bit of dye or a wig wouldn't fix 😉

*sits back and waits for TV producer to get in touch*

From fairy cakes to first dates!

Maddie Lamington’s dreams are crumbling around her. If she doesn’t come up with a plan to save her little teashop on Sweet Street soon, it might be too late…

So when she sees how the perfect apple crumble brings together her lonely father and faithful customer Birdie, inspiration strikes: she’ll set up a dating night involving all her sweetest bakes.

Luckily, seriously gorgeous Caleb is on hand to help sprinkle a little magic – and a lot of sugar! Could one night of scrumptious first dates fix Maddie’s heartbreak and save her beloved teashop, too?

Friday, 14 April 2017

Happy Easter Weekend!

Happy Easter weekend! If you're in the UK, it's probably raining (it is here in Manchester), but that just means we get to stay inside and read, right? I'll also be getting a little bit crafty as I want to make some Easter treat bags for Rianne and Isobel - I'll post a photo on Twitter and Instagram later!

Yesterday, we made some Easter fairy cakes, which were really simple but a lovely homemade treat that were perfect for a bit of family time during the school holidays. I'll be posting some recipes from The Little Teashop of Broken Hearts on the blog in the next few weeks and, as fairy cakes are Maddie's favourite sweet treat, I'll be including the recipe for our fairy cakes! There will be four other recipes, with a bonus fifth included in my newsletter, which you can subscribe to here.

We'll be having a pretty relaxed weekend, enjoying the chocolate and treats the Easter Bunny brings. I'm pretty sure the Easter egg hunt will have to take place indoors because of the rain, but it'll be fun and chocolatey inside or out!

However you spend the weekend, I hope you have a good one! 😊