‘Fairy Dancers’ Bedroom

It would be fair to say that for ChickPea and PudStar, one of their favourite books of the past year would be 'The Fairy Dancers' by Natalie Jane Prior and Cheryl Orsini - my...

Colouring Books for Children and Adults Alike

Colouring Books for Children and Adults Alike To purchase books click on cover images or title links.  Children have long enjoyed colouring books and they are certainly enjoying a huge resurgence lately, with many book-bestseller-lists containing...

Creating and Crafting Books

Creating and Crafting Books (Alternate Title – Megan Daley has a Meltdown on her Blog About School Lunches) School holidays are approaching and I could not be more pleased. I adore working in a school and...
Easter Bonnet

Last Minute Easter Gifts

Last Minute Easter Gifts I am the queen of last minute gifts...my excuse is that I work well under pressure. For 'friends' presents for Easter, we've made 'Easter Bark' (without the nuts) and given out...

Book Parties for Kids

Book Parties for Kids As you may have gathered, I’m rather a fan of book themed parties. Seriously what’s not to love? The theming is done for you, often there are enough food mentions in...

Back to School Series: Covering Books

Back to School Series: Covering Books Some people find contacting their children’s schoolbooks very therapeutic and others get sweaty palms and a twitch at the mere thought of it. Whatever you may feel about it, labelling...

Review of ‘The Wilderness Fairies’ series

Review of 'The Wilderness Fairies' series Written by Jodie Wells-Slowgrove and illustrated by Kerry Millard. Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Age Range: 6+ (newly independent readers) Themes: Australiana, fairies, nature, friendship To add these books to your home, school or library...

Literary Advent Calendar

Literary Advent Calendar I have been called a Christmas scrooge once or twice or thrice in my lifetime...mainly because of my dislike of Christmas trees in my own home. I love visiting the homes of...

Christmas Cards for Readers

Christmas Cards for Readers I've spoken before about my annual Christmas card dilemma (first world problem) – to do or not to do. My family and I have had a few not so good years...

Children’s Desks: Space to Write, Create, Read and Wonder

Children’s Desks: Space to Write, Create, Read and Wonder I wrote way back when about our playroom (see here) and how we used it as a space for a one and three year old. A...