The first hardback book I remember buying myself was A Little Princess, by Frances Hodgson Burnett, for the princely sum of $3.25 in 1975. I remember seeing this book in the window display of a children’s bookshop in Mission Bay, Auckland. 533 more words
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CHILDREN always have – and always will – misbehave. It’s part of growing up to see how far you can push boundaries and what consequences there may be. 617 more words
The kids from a horse training property around the corner have been industrious, collecting bags of manure for pocket money.
My garden loves it
In between spreading it all, I’ve been industrious too, and have less than 3000 words to write to achieve the 50,000 word NaNoWriMo target! 41 more words
Pocket money is the term given to the cash that kids have somehow negotiated as being their contractual right for a regular parental donation.
Now for young Spike (ahem, ‘me’), we are talking back in the days of the early 1970′s, as I spent my days growing up first in the UK, then over in North Carolina for a short stint, then back to the UK… Now what I clearly remember as a skinny little nipper, were two particular features of this arrangement. 1,027 more words