Book Party: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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...

Cookbooks to Cook By (or live by)

I have serious cookbook issues and although I know I could (and often do) just Google what I want to cook, there is something terribly therapeutic about browsing favourite cookbooks over breakfast or a...

Review: Elly Awesome

With the Summer holidays approaching (yes I know it's only week two of Term Four, but we all know that Term Four is a blur), it's time to turn our minds to 'Summer Reads'...

Book Party: Alice in Wonderland

In one of those really weird online/offline worlds collide moments...I ordered a gorgeous organic cotton nightie for Pud from online company Nightie Night Lane a few years ago and noted that one of...

Review of ‘A Year in My Real Food Kitchen’

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll be aware that I like/LOVE/ADORE food and cooking. It’s a well-known fact amongst family and friends that I pretty much live for food, cooking and children’s books...

Got to Love Playdough!

Dear glory I love playdough - yep at nearly 40 (arghhhhhh) I still find it terribly therapeutic to squish playdough or roll it out flat and cut out shape after shape with a biscuit cutter. I...

Favourite Reads of 2015: Anita

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...

Favourite Reads of 2015: Ang

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...

612 ABC Bookworms: Cookbooks for Kids

Follow me on social media for about half an hour and you'll see that as well as children's books, I love food and cooking. I wake up thinking about what I might cook for...

Review of ‘Digby’s Moon Mission’

Review of 'Digby's Moon Mission' Written by Renee Price. Illustrated by Anil Tortop. Publisher: Create it Kids Age Range: Early Childhood Themes: moon; phases of the moon; night; time; measurement; food; friends; teamwork; working together; problem solving; inquiring. Way across...

Literary Mother’s Day Gifts: Part Three

Literary Mother's Day Gifts: Part Three I have been compiling literary gift ideas for a while now...mainly as I myself love a literary gift! The gift of words is always appreciated, and whilst one can...

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...

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year Given we've just celebrated Chinese New Year, I have been flicking through and cooking from my much loved copy of Kylie Kwong's 'Simple Chinese Cooking'. It's one of those books that I...

Back to School Series: Lunchbox Ideas

Back to School Series: Lunchbox Ideas Warning: long blog post. I’m talking about food glorious food...of course it’s wordy. School lunches are the bane of many a parents life. I try and stay in the habit of having a...

ABC Book of Children’s Cakes

Review of the 'ABC Book of Children's Cakes' Written by Kathy Knudsen Publisher: Harper Collins I am the baker of family birthday cakes…please do indulge me and take a moment to scroll through this post here and look...

The Sweet Swap

The Sweet Swap A little while ago now I participated in, The Sweet Swap because, well...I love sugar. Given my lack of self control with all things sugary I should not really have signed up at all,...

Book Party: Ladybird

Book Party: Ladybird Poor Chickpea. She came into the world screaming and then, due to a hefty dose of reflux, she continued to scream for approximately two years. She was a cranky, cranky little bug...

Review of ‘My Darling Lemon Thyme – Recipes from my Wholefood Kitchen’

Review of 'My Darling Lemon Thyme - Recipes from my Wholefood Kitchen' By Emma Galloway and published by Harper Collins. Along with children’s and young adult books, my other favourite books are recipe books. I take...

Review of ‘The Journey’

Review of ‘The Journey’ Written and illustrated by Coral Tulloch Publisher: Walker Books Age Range: middle primary Themes:  quest, journey, imagination, cooking, craft, puzzles, maps, choose your own adventure. To add this book to your home or school library click here. This is...

No Knead Bread & Books about Bread

No Knead Bread & Books about Bread (and downloadable recipe) The Sullivan St Bakery in New York is renowned not just for the bread it sells, but also for founder Jim Lahey’s fabulous no knead...