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The Gruffalo, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Laurence woke Mummy at 3am being very sick with his first nursery bug. Today has involved lots and lots of cuddles and kisses, as well as some smiles- because Laurence is happy even when ill. 34 more words

Picture Books

The Gruffalo, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Tonight, Tobias did Laurence’s bedtime story and Laurence fell asleep by himself in his cot before I could re-read it!

So grown up at 1 year old!!

Picture Books

A magical storybook adventure in Surrey

Like most mums, at about 4pm I start counting down those hours until I can run the bath for my boys. I’m tired, they’re tired and I can see the exhaustion kicking in all round. 817 more words

More Ruby reads

So many books in Ruby’s house, so little time. I may be doing a weekly blog post for a while to come. Given that the projected life of a children’s book is alarmingly short, it’s heartening to see so many relatively ancient books here. 787 more words


Review: The Go-Away Bird by Julia Donaldson

You’re reading quite the momentous blog post today; My first ever children’s book review! The Go-Away Bird is the brand new release by Julia Donaldson… 502 more words


Days out: Forestry Commission England's Zog Trail

The cobwebs had been gathering around Chez Bookworm of late, so last weekend we escaped to a little wooden cabin on a farm for some fresh air and family time. 510 more words