Because she loves Hallowe'en, and her birthday is shortly after it, my writerly pal Julie Cambell, who writes the fab Doc, the Vampire Hunting Dog stories, has a cool contest over at her website and is giving away a copy of The Sweet Scent of Blood to one lucky commenter, (US only, I think). So why not head on over there and enter, and if you've already got a copy, then why not recommend the giveaway to a friend? :-) Or just make yourself a cup of coffee and spend a few minutes reading about the wonderful Doc!
At the weekend I thought I'd get into the Hallowe'en mood too with some baking ... a.k.a. skull scones! They looked none too shabby before they hit the oven. I used sultanas for the eyes and nose, and a slash for the mouth ...
... but once they'd been floured and baked they started to look a bit battered
... and taste wise? ... well, it's been a long time since I did much baking, so though they were all scoffed pretty quickly, my scone making abilities definitely need a lot more practise! LOL!