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125: The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, and Six More

Does that sound corny and sentimental? As a dream, it does. But as a reality, if I can make it work, it wouldn’t be corny at all, or sentimental.

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Gargh! Ack! Argh! Dink. Plip. Smoosh.

So you’re busy typing away, racing through the plot-line, when all of a sudden, there’s an interjection of sound or texture that, no matter how hard you search, you simply cannot find one that fits the occasion. 808 more words


World Book Day Costumes Matilda and Miss Honey

These were last year’s costumes. It was only while discussing them with a friend that I remembered I hadn’t posted about them. They are of course Matilda and Miss Honey from Roald Dahl’s brilliant book. 348 more words


"Lamb to the Slaughter" Podcast

Citation: LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER PODCAST. 18 Feb. 2017. YouTube. Web. 18 Feb. 2017.

In all honesty, I never thought I would create a podcast, so creating one was definitely new to me.  366 more words


Against the Odds

The big dump of snow that arrived last week was completely against the odds for our west coast climate.  We usually refer to it as the wet coast around here because of the amount of rainfall.

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Early Learning

Pure imagination

Emily discovered Roald Dahl last year (cue air punch!) We’re both hooked. What a reawakening for me and what a revelation for her. I think I’ve been secretly waiting for this moment ever since she was born… 393 more words


Echoes of February

It’s been a bitty and busy week this mid February. But I did have some leisure time too. On Tuesday I went to lunch with a friend to this cute little out of the way organic cafe called “Five Little Figs”.   393 more words

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