Back on the reading wagon.

Happy June guys. In Hastings we’ve been having some lush weather of late, and on Sunday we chilled in the garden most of the day. We picked up some new garden furniture the other day, second hand from someone locally who advertised it on Facebook. So I lounged on it reading a book which I’ve…

Oxford Tree reading books for Bear.

Bear has been coming on miles with his reading, and it’s one thing he loves to do is sit and read a book, or read to me.  Today he took to reading the car manule, Twice!  Ive slowly been picking up more books for him from the boot sales, ones that are used at school. …

IKEA hack – Spice rack to Book shelf.

Pinterest, oh such a wonderful thing… you know that little app you pin hundreds, sometimes thousands of bright ideas that you will get round to trying yourself one day. Only for you to try about 3 a year- if that!  Many moons ago I vowed to undertake 3 Pinterest ideas a month, I think that’s…

Potty training help in book form.

For Christmas the kids received this book, Monkey Business by Smriti Prasadam-Halls and David Wojtowycz. Although they both use the toilet (we still struggle with Bunny from time to time) they both really enjoy this book. I do find the books that rhyme are always a favourite with my two. All is quiet and calm…

Coming home..

My mum who works for Waitrose got the kids this book, written my Michael Morpurgo in partnership with Waiteose for Christmas.  It features the little Robin from the Waitrose Christmas 2016 advert, and tells his story of ‘Coming Home’. It’s a very cute story, which J enjoyed but I feel more so because of the…

Books for Disney lovers

I came across these books written by Serena Valentino.  There are currently 3 books out and she is working on Mistress of all Evil now. I am looking to buy Poor Unfortunate Soul which as you can guess if your a Disney fan, is about Ursula the sea witch from The Little Mermaid. Out of…

Gift Books this Christmas

One of my best friends Helena has just joined Usborne Books, she is now an Independant Usborne Organiser.  She held an open house at hers at the weekend and I went along with the kids, who were happily flicking through the books on show, especially the wind up train and track book. I placed an…

Beatrix Potter Cake

Bunnies, ducks and hedgehogs… Just some of the wonderful animals featured in the Beatirx Potter books. I adore Beatrix Potter books, when I was younger I had a huge book full of all the stories, I still have that book now. With my little scribble on the first page. A Beatrix Potter cake I had…

Always the Bridesmaid

This is a book title, honest! Although I am always the bridesmaid, so really I could identify with Maddie (the main character from this book) to some extent!    I picked up Always the bridesmaid by Lindsey Kelk at a charity shop, I’m glad I did! I really enjoyed this book, it’s funny, witty, emotional,…

Reading list

Ive always been a bit of a book worm! When I was younger it was books like The Secret Garden, The Chronicles of Narnia, Roald Dahl and Beatrix Potter.    One of my favourite books from my childhood was The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo, which is where my love of Lions came from! The…