Purple Sunshine Sullied Hands & Lip Smackers

I guess you could say I was a strange mix as a child. Bookish and something of a nerd (no shame!) when left to my own devices, but quite the tomboy when the situation demanded. A single child, the closest I had to siblings were three boy cousins close enough in age. There was Michael, […]

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Whatever you want, Mum said.

Growing up, my mom’s style of parenting was a rather interesting one. Unorthodox you might say. I had a library card with endless scope, the library being very close to my primary school, and I simply selected and read whatever I wanted. Whatever I wanted, that was the general order of the day when it […]

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Why We Should All Love Picture Books: A Second Chapter

Okay, okay… so admittedly, this post is a day early for Wednesday Appreciation, but bahumbuggery to that!  Hope you enjoy, dearest reader o’ mine:) xoxo   The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr   When I was around six years old, I had a pet kangaroo named Raspberry. Well, to be fair, she was more […]

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This Prisoner’s Final Meal

It’s no secret I’m my grandpappy’s child. We’re cut from the same cloth him and I. Dreamy and contemplative, often lost to our thoughts. And with a mom working the occasional evening shift, I was often fobbed off on her folks. Without fail, it was my Papa who tucked me into bed at night and […]

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Why We Should All Love Picture Books… Listen Carefully Now…It’s Storytime… Chapter 1!

The year-end holidays have inspired in me nothing if not an appreciation of the finer, simpler things in life… Picture books lovingly crafted being among the finest of them all!  Here are just a few of my personal picture book keepsakes… Little Beauty by Anthony Browne Walker Books are renowned for their beautiful and timeless children’s classics, and Little […]

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