20 January 2014


...happiness catching up with a friend we had not seen for a few weeks, quiet, gentle days at home, creating time, conversations with my children

...sadness at misunderstandings

...creating King Winter, Viking costumes, knitting a shawl and cardigan, homemade Halloumi, paintings, wooden railway tracks

...reading for myself Gossip from the Forest, to my children Alice in Wonderland they are loving it, and these picture books* I have written a short review here, 10. The Pear Tree by Meredith Hooper, 11. My Daddy by Curtis Jobling, 12. Ben and Gran and the Whole Wide Wonderful World by Gillian Shields, 13. Bear's Birthday by Stella Blackstone, 14. I Love you Mummy Duck by Dawn Richards, 15. The Spring Rabbit by Joyce Dunbar, 16. Faster, Faster Little Red Train by Benedict Blathwayt, 17. Green Light for the Little Red Train by Benedict Blathwayt, 18. The Runaway Dinner by Allan Ahlberg

...learning about the body, decimal places, making colours, dinosaurs, reptiles, sharks, volcanoes, caves, limestone and rivers

...thinking about all the sand in the bottom of our local swimming pool and where it might have travelled from!

...hoping to find the time to do some garden planning

...looking forward to a Viking birthday party

*Joining in with the 300 Picture Book Challenge over at Child Led Chaos


  1. Sounds like a varied and interesting life - just as it should be.

  2. More busyness in your life! Very strange about the sand at the bottom of the swimming pool!!! xx

  3. A viking birthday party sounds like fun! We have started planning out garden also. Every year adding a little more. It is always so exciting!

  4. We love The Little Red Train too. I think it's the time of year to start thinking about garden plans - I know I have been this week. We've had a chance to rest and recover from last year's growing, it naturally feels time to start again.

  5. Thanks for joining in with the snippets linky. Lovely book list :)

  6. Fab list of books read. Thank-you for linking up to #300PBs


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