Playing by the book

Reviews of kids' books and the crazy, fun stuff they inspire us to do

Hooray indeed for bread!

If I had to choose a last meal, I’ve always thought it would be a thick slice of still slightly warm, crusty white bread spread with soft, unsalted butter. Perhaps it’s because I have such happy memories as a child walking home on a Saturday morning, being given the torn-off crust, the “heel” of the […]

Taking blogging too far? Torturing my kids to get a blog post…

Sometimes this blog gives the impression that life in our home is idyllic, that I’m some sort of super mum and that our house gives off a continual pleasant, warm and loving glow. Well. Let me assure you that this is not the case. In order to get the material for this post I caused […]

On being too busy having fun to do anything else

I really don’t know how it is that I only recently discovered the gorgeous work of Rebecca Cobb. She’s an illustrator with a lovely fresh look, full of colour and a real knack for perfect observation, capturing emotion and feeling with just the tiniest strokes of her pencil or paintbrush. We’ll soon be hearing lots […]

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