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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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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The Gift of a Beautiful Life: A Love Story

Many moons ago, when I was but a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed university student, I was faced with the case of Virginia Woolf. In preparation for a lecture, we were to watch The Hours for a semblance of insight into the life and times of the writer. I had read Mrs Dalloway and Orlando, and found […]

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Superfoods for the New Year with The Yoga Kitchen by Marlien Wright

Let me make myself clear from the start. I don’t do deprivation diets. I like food. There I said it. Surely I’d be crazy not to? And while others enthuse on the latest diet craze, I’m often left thinking to myself, You might as well lock me up and throw away the key! But superfoods…. […]

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