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Bedrooms and Books at Seven

By Megan Daley | Sep 5, 2018
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ChickPea turned seven recently, and, as I do, I changed up her bedroom as part of her birthday present. I admit, the ‘birthday bedroom change-up’ has become a thing, maybe a beast I should not have started, but to be honest I rather like the feeling of a good bedroom…

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Jewellery Book Boxes

By Megan Daley | Aug 28, 2018
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It would be fair to say that I love a good book themed gift or twenty. My latest fav is these book jewellery boxes from Oh My Giddy Aunt (seen above). This post is not sponsored in any way but I am a long time customer and lover of Nikki’s…

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Book Party: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

By Megan Daley | Aug 16, 2018
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I have been buying Nightie Night Lane pyjamas for a few years now and, as happens when you buy from a small business, you chat via email with the owners and get to know them a little. Incredibly weirdly, it turned out that one half of the duo behind Nightie…

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Book Week Costumes for Teachers

By Megan Daley | Jul 29, 2018
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As a young classroom teacher (those were the days!) I would spend months planning my Book Week costumes and they became more and more elaborate each year. As the full weight of just what it meant to be a teacher became clear, the days of going to 90s raves and…

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Book Week 2018: Find Your Treasure

By Megan Daley | Jul 26, 2018
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Tonight I will be presenting a webinar for Eduwebinar with lots of ideas for Book Week 2018. My notes from this event are below and may be of help in your own Book Week planning. That and Panadol, chocolate and wine. I really do love Book Week…but glory me it’s…

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Top 30 Book Week Costumes for ‘Find Your Treasure’

By Megan Daley | Jul 24, 2018
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I am a  Book Week tragic from way back. As a child I have vivid memories of planning my Book Week costumes with my teacher librarian mum (TL mum and daughter…apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!), my favourite being the year my sister and I went as gumnut babies…

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The Tween Bedroom and Books

By Megan Daley | Jul 19, 2018
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If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now you’ll know that I have a propensity to change up our bedrooms a little too regularly. I’ve been doing this since I was quite young and I vividly remember moving furniture around my bedroom and swapping bedlinen and bedroom trinkets…

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Grief, Widowhood and Books

By Megan Daley | Jun 11, 2018
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Unsurprisingly, I’ve collected a large number of books on grief over the years. My brother died six years ago and my favourite Aunt died two weeks before Dan died. Sadly, I’m a grief veteran. I’m not brave, I’m not inspirational…I am merely putting one foot in front of the other,…

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The Book Gender Debate (by Jacqueline Harvey)

By Megan Daley | May 24, 2018
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This week I was so fortunate to host Jacqueline Harvey at school and, as on previous visits, she captivated students and staff alike with her enthusiasm, wit and wisdom. If you ever have the chance to attend a Jacqueline Harvey event – get thee along. I have an entire shelf…

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Mindfulness Resources for Kids

By Megan Daley | Mar 12, 2018
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I’m well aware that mindfulness is a buzzword and I’m generally not a fan of such things. However, my dad (AKA Geoff Dean) has been espousing the virtues of being mindful and training your brain for as long as I can remember. While I’ve never successfully calmed because #WIRED, he’s…

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