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Roald Dahl: 10 Impressive Facts You Didn’t Know

Here are 10 interesting things you didn’t know about Roald Dahl:

1 ) Dahl’s last words were “Ow, fuck!”

2) His son Theo had his skull shattered as an infant in which, he developed hydrocephalus or “water on the brain… 345 more words

Roald Dahl

Quentin Blake: Inside Stories at the House of Illustration

The House of Illustration is an entirely new gallery and education space, designed by the Stirling Prize-winning architects Witherford Watson Mann. It occupies an former industrial warehouse on one corner of Granary Square at the heart of the new Kings Cross development. 543 more words


Glittering Eyes

Remember to watch the world around you with glittering eyes….wonder and amazement happen all around us without notice…be open to the magic and wonderful things life has to offer. 23 more words


I was glad my father was an eye-smiler. It meant he never gave me a fake smile, because it’s impossible to make your eyes twinkle if you aren’t feeling twinkly yourself.

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RAF, 1941

Anxiously glancing at the wing-tip of the Hawker Hurricane, rattling and exposed, as it slices through air currents that tug the plane off course; he tries to navigate a safe flight-path through the Battle of Athens.  109 more words

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10 Dark, Creepy Children's Books Every Kid Should Read

Amazon’s editors released their picks for “100 Children’s Books to Read in a Lifetime” this week. While no one’s knocking Babar or Harry Potter, the list felt like it was missing some of our favorite strain of children’s lit: the creepy kind. 737 more words


July Reads

Sooooo, quite an odd month for me. Hahaha. Probably because I ended up finishing more books than my usual 4 or 5.

Reason #1 – the blackout last July 16 that lasted for almost an entire day. 294 more words