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The kite with a sting in its tail

It was hot. There was not the sound of a single bee buzzing. The wood appeared to be empty of animals, and magical beings.

Breeze was on his way to the river. 604 more words


Snippet of a story in progress

I will tell you a little about The Munchin Family (this is me, below telling the story)

The Munchin family are like their home,  unusual. 340 more words

Book Launched

Happy New Year to everyone.

I am sorry for not being around much in the past few months. A sticky internet problem left me without a means to post on my blog site. 190 more words


At the end of a day–good, bad or somewhere in between—I drink from a spring I know is far from eternal.

My youngest and I read. 328 more words


Child Authors: Learning from Children

Lately, my eldest has been devouring books like a caterpillar expecting an immanent leaf shortage. So much so that despite his shelves being laden with books his hunger for new, uncharted territory is proving hard to keep up with. 817 more words

Children's Books

Friday favourite: Brooklyn (the book, of course)

Floating around the edges of my brain in this very very busy week has been Colm Toibin’s Brooklyn. I keep glimpsing the movie posters (it feels like it ought to be called a movie, not a film) as I stride along tube tunnels rushing from one meeting to the next, and there was a lovely unignorable article on the costumes in last week’s New Yorker. 695 more words

Shopping, fireworks and a new favourite book

I had so many lovely moments with Ava today, she is 100% back to being her super cheeky self and I love every minute of it. 730 more words