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Three Ways To End The Day (2015)

1. Dishes done.
2. Bubble bath.
3. Bedtime story.
On tap-
A comforting wrap.


The enduring power of imagination: Bedtime story, 1997

In my basement today I found a copy of a newspaper column I wrote in April 1997. I am reprising it here, with edits, for my three sons — now 27, 24 and 22. 697 more words

Irish Investigations


The afterlife is supposed to be free from sin,
But when the party ended, I felt the lights dim.
I retreated back into an empty shell,
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Literary Delights

Bedtime Stories (week 30 - 2015)

I am a massive fan of screen-free time before bedtime. We do puzzles or some other quiet activities before beginning the night time routine of teeth, story, sleep. 203 more words

Bedtime Story

Emma Dodd's 'Sometimes'

We were given this book as a gift and it’s already a firm favourite. The message of the story is the unconditional love parents have for their children, and the illustrations are just lovely. 37 more words

Baby Stories

This is Edinburgh! By M. Sasek

We discovered this book during an Air BnB stay in my hometown of Edinburgh. We had returned for a friend’s wedding and the place we stayed in had all manner of great books not just for us but also for Harry and this particular book caught our eye immediately. 127 more words

Baby Stories

Cave Baby by Julia Donaldson and Emily Gravett

This book was a present and has been the greatest of gifts in that it was Harry’s first ever bedtime book, and remains my favourite book to read to him. 103 more words

Baby Stories