What else is there to do when you have a poorly boy home from school? Watch Paddington (again and again and again) with mini Paddington Bear for cuddles and then make some marmalade! My son is obsessed with Paddington ever since he saw the first film a few weeks ago and the second just this… Continue reading Marmalade Day!
When you feel that first spark of inspiration for a new character it all seems like fate -perfectly falling into place, you manage to construct the perfect look, the right backstory, a detailed family, and most importantly – a fascinating personality that will pull your readers along for the ride. BUT once you’ve gone down… Continue reading Astrology and Character Creation
Little bit late in the day for these this year, I know, BUT who says you have to use cookie cutters like ghosts and bats? Or even if they can only be used at Halloween? Go nuts use them mid-winter! This recipe is super easy and was a bit of guess work (who feels the… Continue reading Halloween Cookie Recipe
Blowing Bubbles – outside blowing bubbles in the sunshine is albeit a bit sticky and something I’m not too keen on, but they look so pretty and my son adores chasing them so that makes it all worth it. Build a Fort – we love building forts in the bedroom, blankets hung from each corner,… Continue reading 30 Ways to be a Playful Parent
Recently, I have been spending a lot of my social media time, on a tag called #bookstagram a whole community in Instagram dedicated to posting some absolutely beautiful pictures of books and literature related things. For a bibliophile it’s like heaven. Often on #bookstagram people host challenges where people take part in an event of… Continue reading First 5 Days of #bookfilledautumn
We’ve been living in this house now for many years, ever since I was 12 – and because life is hectic and it’s hard to find time to do decorating in everyday life, my bedroom has been the same since we first moved here (it’s a little child-like to say the least). I don’t feel… Continue reading 5 Ways I Classed Up My Bedroom
A while ago I had the pleasure of enjoying Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing outside on a beautiful estate near where I live. It’s a tradition that we do every summer – admittedly not always the same place, or acting company, but always an outdoor Shakespeare play. This time it was a new acting company and… Continue reading Open Air Theatre