Tis the Season to Dance

I've talked here a few times now about how my girls don't do dance, but how we love going to the ballet and theatre - highlights this year have been 'The Peasant Prince' and...

Teacher Gifts

I always end the year with a gift for the teacher and teacher aid and also start the year with a gift because...well...if you'd met my children in real life, as opposed to online IN STILL...

Children’s Books for Christmas Books

It's something like nine weeks until Christmas...which is terrifying as it doesn't feel like that long ago that the school year started. But I guess the calendar isn't lying and I've pulled all the...

Christmas Gifts for Bookish Types

Every year I try to organise the Christmas gifts for the library staff ahead of time, and most years I fail in this task! Last year I got them all bangles or earrings from...

Book Gifts: ‘Juliet Nearly a Vet’

Look feel free to throw your hands up and wail that I’ve started Christmas posts…but ummm…not that many weeks to go and you’ll thank me later. Maybe… Click on product images or hyperlinks to purchase...

Favourite Reads of 2015: Clare

I've asked some of my fav people and keen readers to share their favourite books of 2015. Like my fav people, these books are a jumble of ages, genres and lengths...I like my friends...

Elf on the Shelf

Are you an 'Elf on the Shelf' family or not? We're actually not (surprisingly, as I love an Elf or 20!) as it's hard enough keeping up with notes to the Fairy Door, but...

Christmas Gift Giving: Teachers

  It's that time. Yep. It really is. You can't run and you can't hide...Christmas is coming super soon. I love all the time spent with family and friends throughout the Christmas season...but the gift...

Christmas Reads for the Young and the Young at Heart

It's now November - there really is no escaping anymore that Christmas is on it's way. There is four weeks left of the school year, the summer storms are in full swing (Tyson dog...

Last Minute Literary Gifts

Last Minute Literary Gifts Being a librarian - I am of course super organised in all areas of my life. My Christmas shopping is done and all gifts are beautifully wrapped with contrasting washi tape...