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Sweet Romance Journal

  • Hardback
  • £P.O.R.

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  • ISBN: 9781840727487
  • Publication date: 19 Aug 2004
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  • Imprint: Spruce
Kyle Books

Skinny Desserts

Kathryn Bruton
Authors:
Kathryn Bruton

In Skinny Desserts Kathryn Bruton has created a collection of delectable sweet dishes that includes the things we all know and love - crème brûlée, citrus tarts, cheesecakes, meringues, ice cream, souffles and éclairs - but with clever minor adjustments each classically calorific recipes is under 300 calories per portion.Chapters cover Tortes, Tarts & Gateau, Chocolate, Meringue, Frozen and Fruit, along with a bonus section of Petit Fours for when you just want a little treat of something extra special. From Lemon & Honey Ricotta Cheesecake with Roasted Plums and Salted Peanut Butter Popcorn with Caramel Cream, to Blood Orange & Rhubarb Roulade, Coconut, Lime & Mango Macaroon Ice Cream Sandwiches and Raspberry Ripple Custard Doughnuts, there's something to satisfy every kind of sweet tooth. Each recipe is as enticing and delicious as you would expect a sweet dessert to be, but without the guilt of consuming excessive calories.

Kyle Books

Vegan Treats

Emma Hollingsworth
Authors:
Emma Hollingsworth

Sweet vegan treats that are easy to make, deliciously decadent and use natural, inexpensive ingredients will transform any plant-based diet, satisfying all and every possible sweet tooth craving.Starting with simple staples, grab-and-go bars and bites and easy traybakes for treats on the go, to indulgent cakes, cookies, cheesecakes, tarts and pies, and a whole chapter on chocolate, nothing is off limits in Emma's recipes. With a section on special occasion cakes to serve for any celebration, Vegan Treats covers every possible plant-based dessert you could need or want.As well as being vegan, these sweet delights are also gluten-free, diary-free and free from refined sugar, with plenty of nut-free and raw options. From Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheesecake Slices and Chocolate Fudge Flapjacks, to Banoffee Pie and Carrot Cake, along with recipes for vegan milks, butters, icing and sauces, Emma covers every aspect of baking for a plant-based diet.

Aster

The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober Journal

Catherine Gray
Authors:
Catherine Gray
Aster

Five Minutes to a Mindful You

Aster
Authors:
Aster
Aster

Dreams

Tree Carr
Authors:
Tree Carr

Discover how to create your own dream practice to help facilitate your work and relationships, self-exploration, soul growth, emotional healing and personal empowerment. Human beings have a long history of looking to their dreams for guidance, inspiration, spiritual connection and decision making. Kings consulted seers and gifted dreamers for political advice, and tribe leaders took heed from the prophetic dreams of their shamans. Dreams have led to inventions and scientific discoveries as well as the creation of moving works of art. So why is the modern human so disconnected from our dreams? Our quiet, reflective consciousness has been superseded by the busy, noisy and distractive components of modern culture. Dreams will teach you how, through simple intent, mindfulness, reflection, record keeping, plant work and lifestyle changes, we can enable a deeper connectivity and understanding of our dream world.

Kyle Books

Sweet Things

Annie Rigg, Annie Rigg
Authors:
Annie Rigg, Annie Rigg
Kyle Books

Summer Berries & Autumn Fruits

Annie Rigg
Authors:
Annie Rigg
Gaia

Write Yourself Happy

Megan C Hayes PhD
Authors:
Megan C Hayes PhD

Psychologists tell us that writing helps us cope with and recover from depression, anxiety, job loss and even heartbreak. Exciting new research shows that we can flourish further by actively choosing to write about positive emotions. Journalling is a hot trend - for personal expression, creativity, self-actualisation and goal-setting. In Write Yourself Happy, author Megan Hayes shows us how, using positive journalling, we can journal more consciously, writing in a way that engages and promotes our most supportive and life-affirming emotions.This practical workbook demonstrates how to put eight of the most commonly experienced positive emotions - joy, gratitude, serenity, interest, hope, pride, awe and love - to work, helping us not simply to feel better, but to live better.Based on groundbreaking research in positive psychology, and backed up by extensive scientific studies, the book includes practical exercises and case studies to inspire readers to shift their focus, use different words, see the world in a subtly different way - and discover how things go right when we write.Praise for Write Yourself Happy:'The power of positivity comes together with the power of the pen. It is a mighty force for well-being.'Miriam Akhtar MAPPAuthor of Positive Psychology for Overcoming Depression and What is Post-traumatic Growth?'Write Yourself Happy is filled with practical, applied and scientifically proven methods - it offers readers a direct path to increase positivity and sustain happiness. It is the perfect resource for optimal wellbeing.'Daniel J Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPPPsychologist and author of Character Strengths Matter'This book is ideal for anyone who is looking for a creative and uplifting path to happiness. Megan's encouraging tone and fun exercises not only boost your mood but also help you to forge a stronger connection with yourself. I highly recommend the read - and doing each of the writing exercises in it!'Susanna HalonenThe Happyologist® and author of Screw Finding Your Passion'Forget the pressure to become a perfectionist Photoshop you. Write Yourself Happy is about easing into a reality that already exists and needs nothing more to bloom than pen on paper. Let the scientifically nuanced and reassuring rhythm of your compassionate Sherpa Megan C Hayes steal you away.'Kristen Truempy, MAPPCreator of the Positive Psychology Podcast 'Megan artfully combines the world of writing with positive psychology producing this guide to 'writing yourself happy'. Written with a delicate balance of scientifically based wellbeing advice alongside an open playfulness that allows the reader to consider and interpret things for themselves. It is thanks to reading this book that my clients, and of course myself, enjoy the many benefits of Positive Journaling.'Samantha SpaffordPsychologist and Director of Positive Mind Works

Ilex Press

Bullet Grid Journal: Floral

Organize your life with the bullet journaling phenomenon.Most of us need lists, and different trackers and calendars to keep on top things. A bullet journal brings together all these sources into a single personalized system.How does it work?You simply use bullet points and short notes to list appointment details, tasks, and important information. How will it change my life?If you're sick of piles of notebooks, lists on the pin-board, stickies on your computer, and electronic diaries, this unique journal will bring together everything in one place for a happier, calmer life.What do I need?You only need a pen or pencil to get started. Use colors, stickers, stamps, and washi tape to personalize your pages. Includes:· Full instructions on how to bullet journal.· Dot-gridded, numbered pages for journaling.· A handy pocket to store receipts, tickets and business cards.· Elastic closure.

Ilex Press

Bullet Grid Journal: Abstract

Ilex Press

Bullet Grid Journal: Geometric

Spruce

Be a Llama

Sarah Ford
Authors:
Sarah Ford
Aster

Five Minutes in the Morning

Aster
Authors:
Aster

WHAT'S IMPORTANT TO YOU TODAY?What if five minutes could change your routine and change your day? What if you checked in with how you are feeling for just those few minutes, maybe sitting down over that cup of coffee or tea, or quietly sitting by the window before you head towards the shower?Writing things down has been shown to help people more successfully achieve their dreams and goals. It is a way to help us focus on what matters, prioritise what we are going to do for the day ahead and track our progress. Five Minutes in the Morning offers a beautiful space and creative exercises to encourage reflection and intention setting at the start of the day. ALL IT TAKES IS FIVE MINUTES IN THE MORNING.

Ilex Press

The Ballpoint Doodle Handbook

Sarah Skeate
Authors:
Sarah Skeate

This delightful activity book combines inventive doodling ideas with your own space to embellish, draw, scribble and doodle as you please. Artist Sarah Skeate clearly wasted her school days improving her books' margins and covers, and now she shares her inky-crazed imaginings with you, in the three ballpoint pens that you always have near at hand: red, blue and black. You'll create fantastical cities, crazy creatures, cure characters and dramatic patterns - so pick up your pens and let your imagination run wild!

Kyle Books

Orange Blossom & Honey

John Gregory-Smith
Authors:
John Gregory-Smith
Ilex Press

The Portrait Sketchbook

With centuries of artistic wisdom, The Portrait Sketchbook offers everything you need to train your eye, hand, and mind. Explore and experience the creative processes of iconic draughtsmen to realize your own original style; quickly sketch passersby with da Vinci; create a ghostlike form with Seurat; master Ingres' evocation of the most kissable lips; and adopt Freud's liberating directness.Featuring 20 works and a host of helpful prompts from leading artists, critics, and art historians-as well as plenty of blank space to practice in-this sketchbook will guide you to a fresh understanding of the tools, materials, and skills necessary to master this most personal subject.

Ilex Press

The Nude Sketchbook

The ultimate exercise book for any original, training the eye, the hand and the mind.Copying is how we learn. It is the oldest, grandest tradition and essential to an artist's development. Featuring 20 masterpieces by Michelangelo, Modigliani, Matisse, and more, The Nude Sketchbook is the first in an innovative new series that combines careful study with independent expression.Each image is accompanied by helpful prompts from iconic artists, critics, and art historians, with plenty of blank space to practice and explore within the theme. Complete with a brief history of life drawing and an introduction to the draughtsman's toolkit, this guided sketchbook equips artists with everything they need to develop their style and skills. Gain a fresh understanding of the tools, materials, and techniques necessary to master this most intimate subject.

Ilex Press

You Will be Able to Draw by the End of This Book

Jake Spicer
Authors:
Jake Spicer

This book is for anybody who wants to draw more, whether you are learning from scratch or developing existing skills. When you're learning to draw, the most important thing you'll own is a sketchbook, and this is a sketchbook with training wheels. Let go of your fear and unlock drawing skills that you never believed you could have with this expertly guided sketchbook. Not your ordinary art book, You Will be Able to Draw by the End of This Book is a combined tutorial and sketchbook that not only teaches you the fundamental steps required for you to be able to draw, but also allows you the space to practise on the page. The book lays flat to allow you to draw comfortably and has an elastic band to keep your artwork safe. Each exercise has an estimated completion time, so it doesn't matter whether you are at home, on your lunch break or even on the bus, you'll always find time to practise. Jake is like an ever-present companion who will guide you on your creative journey, with his friendly and practical tone. His lessons build in complexity as you work through the book, starting with the basics of line making and progressing to portraits and landscapes. His clever exercises will help you gain confidence and break you out of old habits as well as encouraging you to see things in a different way and relax. So pick up a pencil and discover the joy of drawing!

Hamlyn

Hamlyn All Colour Cookery: 200 Pies & Tarts

Sara Lewis
Authors:
Sara Lewis

With a pie for every occasion and a tart for every season, Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook 200 Pies & Tarts will teach you how to bake all of your favourites at home - just like mum used to make. Including sweet classics like French Apple Flan and more savoury dishes like Stilton & Leek Tarts, this book will transform your kitchen into a first class pie shop and fill your home with the unbeatable aroma of freshly baked treats. Chapters on meat pies and hearty main dish tarts will make mealtime dining with your family a real treat. Finish off any dinner with a slice of fresh-out-of-the-oven pie and make sure that entertaining is simple by taking the guesswork out of making pastry and crusts from scratch. Each recipe is accompanied by easy-to-follow instructions and a full-page colour photograph to ensure perfect results every time.

Spruce

My Pregnancy Journal

Alison Mackonochie, Claire Garland
Contributors:
Alison Mackonochie, Claire Garland