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I was born in Barcelona and have lived in the UK for many years now. I'm a writer, translator (English-Spanish and vice-versa) and I'm a medical doctor and worked in Forensic Psychiatry many years. I also have a BA and a PhD in American Literature and Film, and a Masters in Criminology. I've always loved books and apart from writing them I review them often. I write a bit of everything, check my books for more information and my about page for links. My blog is bilingual, English and Spanish.

Comments (14)

  1. This book looks so fun! Sometimes crafting is exactly what I feel like doing. Going on my Christmas wish list.:-)

    1. Thanks, Priscilla. I picked up a stone perfect for one of the projects. Now I only need to think of a design. Perfect as a Christmas present. Have a lovely week. ♥

  2. This sounds like a great book, Olga. I have lots of books on cake icing and fondant and that is how I learned. You have to start somewhere and a book is a good place to begin.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. You’re right, of course. When we see people who are very good at something, we forget they were not born like that. You must have practiced a lot because seeing your cakes one would have thought you’ve always been a master at it. Have a great week!

  3. Sometimes I really do need a break from the screen. And I do find crafting relaxing! It totally switches my focus. This looks like a great book, Olga. Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Thanks, Diana. I know exactly what you mean. Good luck with your new book!

  4. Olga, it’s never surprising to see a delightful review from you. Although the topic startled me. 😀 I used to like doing simple crafts, and I did quilts and dressmaking. But I never could crochet more than a simple chain, and couldn’t knit at all. I think the only times I truly relax are when I’m doing something with my hands — something I don’t have to really think about.
    This book sounds wonderful. From the happy colors on the color, to the terrific way you describe how it is organized. What a find! Thanks for sharing it with us. Hugs on the wing.

    1. Thanks, Teagan. That’s exactly how the author describes herself as well. She feels more relaxed when she is doing something with her hands, and if it is something creative and colourful, better still. I know how much you enjoy creating visuals and your books are full of beautiful imagery. I think you’d enjoy this book.
      Big hugs and enjoy a wonderful week. 🙂

  5. dgkaye says:

    This sounds like lots of fun. I do have a couple of ‘relaxing’ projects, like coloring books. I’m going to check it out. And I know what you mean about some books being best in paperback. 🙂 xx Hugs!

    1. Thanks, Debby. My mother loves colouring books, and I keep thinking I must give them a try. The beauty of this book is that there are projects for different sets of skills and, of course, the main thing is to enjoy doing them. If the result is great, all the better, but it doesn’t need to look as if it came out of a shop to be beautiful.
      Have a lovely week. ♥

      1. dgkaye says:

        Exactly Olga. hobbies can just be to keep busy, not to always have to produce a masterpiece 🙂 xx Happy week my friend. <3

        1. 🙂 ♥

  6. This sounds very good, Olga, and perhaps just what we all need at the moment. Toni x

    1. Thanks, Toni. When Rosie Croft recommended it to me I also thought it was just right. Enjoy the rest of the week, Toni.

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