Edward Ardizzone is one of my art heroes.
Dreaming of calmly travelling the world and pursuing my own quest
We escaped from the madhouse this weekend by taking a two night stayover at Crieff Hydro in Perthshire. We've been before - I've spoken about it before in this blog - but we've always taken the kids. This time round, however, hubby and I decided to leave the kids with their grandparents and go ourselves. … Continue reading Escaping to Perthshire and enjoying the peace
In no particular order... 1. Miss Pettigrew lives for a day - Winifred Watson. 2. Wonderbook: the Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction - Jan VanderMeer. 3. Miss Buncle's Book - D E Stevenson. 4. Outlander - Diana Gabaldon. 5. The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared - Jonas Jonasson. … Continue reading Top ten books I read last year
The Chronicles of Narnia by C S Lewis – those books include The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian and The Silver Chair. What Katy Did and What Katy Did Next by Susan Coolidge – the stories of Katy Carr and her siblings. These are great. Can’t recommend them enough. All the Mary … Continue reading Top Ten Fave Children’s Books and Authors
Why buying onion goggles has been about the most exciting thing to happen this week...and I don't mind!
Introducing a fantastic new author Joanna Bolouri and why Stephen King's books are so good!
DarkIsle: The Final Battle - third one in the trilogy - is out on April 11!!
Oh the Northern Lights have been making an appearance across Scotland yesterday and today. I missed yesterday, but me and the girl were out looking for them tonight. We didn't see them, but we did get a fantastic view of the starry night. It was amazing. It's a clear night, so you can see hundreds … Continue reading Starry, starry night and do Guinea Pigs sleep with their eyes closed?
Getting back into writing and cracking at the cooker!