Apple Pie

I can’t say enough how amazing cooking with children is. Home schooling is better when it’s an experience. Not only does this combat all the senses but it targets several subjects in one. Speaking of things they need to know how to do, my 14 year old nanny child had never used a tin opener …

The Spanglish Girl by Natalia Simons

Today’s blog is shining the star on a bilingual author who is seeking to support those children growing up in two cultures. I have been lucky enough to interview her about her book and her journey. How did the book come about?Rewind to over 2 years ago I was in a coffee shop in Spain …

Gingerbread

Merry Christmas my lovelies. If you’re lucky enough to be with loved ones this Christmas, give them an extra squeeze and a little hug from me too. (Only if they are in your bubble, obviously) I’m stuck in tier four on my own and genuinely have started talking to the spiders in my house, they …

More to Books

“There’s More to Books than Reading- how to help your child bring stories to life” follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum sharing books and activities for your child to learn all subjects at home, in your garden (even in the cold and rain) or park. This is the perfect book for Lockdown life. …

Aisha Bushby

For the last month or so, I’ve been happily (and virtually) working away with Aisha Bushby and 14 other aspiring children’s authors on the Prepare for Submission course run by WriteMentor. I’ve mentioned WriteMentor several times before and I’m delighted to have such inspirational, established authors to look up to and learn from! I have …

Roald Dahl

There really is #moretobooks when you can become so inspired. I can not deny that Roald Dahl was a massive part of my childhood and one of the authors that has inspired me to become a Children’s writer. As I learnt from Jane Austen when I nipped to Bath a few weekends ago, “If adventures …

Jane Austen

After a long lockdown of no blogs, a little trip to Bath was just what I needed to spark up some inspiration in my quill! Someone else who got lots of inspiration from her time at Bath was Jane Austen. While she only actually lived here for a short time, Bath are so happy she …

It’s o FISH al. I love playing with words!

So, it’s my Daddy’s birthday today. It also happened to be my nanny kids Dad’s birthday too! Birthdays always mean we get a little crafty. But also, it’s fun to play around with words. We also played around with words and G8 came up with cardfish/codfish! You get it? More to books… Not a joke, …