The Gift of a Good Book: Restorative Reads That’ll Keep On Giving This New Year

Some might say that happiness begins in the mind. And perhaps they’ve learnt a thing or two about it. Every thought we allow into our lives has the power to do harm or to do good, so They say, yet again… Seems logical enough. Who knows? Maybe it’s time we got a little selective with […]

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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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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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Some Musings on a Flavour Filled Life

My first food memory. Fried egg on toast cut into squares with streaky bacon. A dinner staple in my home with a single mother who was often loathe to cook. A habit to this day, I would eat around the egg yolk, saving it for last with a side of crispy fat. Then, as now, […]

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The Inexhaustible Magic of Sara Fanelli

Advent Calendar by Sara Fanelli    So today I dug deepishly into my archives, from a blogspot I had some moons ago as a hobby, sharing in my love of children’s books… and who better to feature than my all-time favourite illustrator, the glorious Sara Fanelli!  May 5th, 2011 I had the blooming blessed fortune […]

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