Category Archives: Bookish rambles

where I go on about children’s books

A post in which I get excited about booklights

I’ve been meaning to post this little fly-by for my book-loving pals (if that’s not you. look away now, there’s nothing to see here.)  I’m only going to ramble on for 5 mins about my mini-obsession with book-shaped reading lamps… The … Continue reading

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Revolting children

Good evening WordPress!  Long time no blog, etc… I’ve been on single parent duty for the last week or so, and it has all gone surprisingly smoothly, notwithstanding the occasional moment of justifiable parent rage.   My only major failing in G’s … Continue reading

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I started something

…and, typical me, typical me, typical me, it took ages to do the last 10% and actually finish the job. But, lo and behold, I have at last made a window seat cushion and tacked up some fairy lights and I now … Continue reading

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Bedtime Stories

In the last few weeks G and I have started to read Roald Dahl books to the Microbe at bedtime. We’ve been working through the thinner ones in his box set, such as Fantastic Mr Fox, The Giraffe, the Pelly and … Continue reading

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Nursery crimes and other tales

The microbe loved being a wolf for World Book Day. So much so that he refused to take the hat off for the rest of the week. (Books schmooks, kids -it’s ALL about the dressing up!) On Friday I overheard … Continue reading

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The C Word

Last week the nursery microbes began to rehearse their nativity play. The boylet came home buzzing with the excitement of it all, wanting to sing the songs with us. We had to get him to do some explanatory renditions so … Continue reading

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New book box!

This is an official thank-you post for an item of woody genius that we are delighted with. Behold the microbe’s splendid new book box, hand-made by Pops (microbe’s grandpa) in his workshop and picked up this weekend… Since his bedroom … Continue reading

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