Here’s a post raving about ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ as if it’s the next big thing. You think I’m mad as a box of frogs – it’s not 1997 for Pete’s sake (yes it seriously was published nearly 20 years ago…). Don’t worry, like anyone literate who has a pulse, I’ve read and marvelled over […]
Rain aside, I’m seriously digging winter right now. It’s finally starting to get cold! The sparkly days such as we had on Thursday, with a proper nip in the air and that cold, clear light are for spending time out in it, and then retreating from to a warm house and the prospect of candle (and fire!) light […]
Perhaps a little previously, I wrote a post about alternative advent calendars two weeks ago – most of the ideas came from a post I saw at babycinnokids.com/blog. Among the enthusiastic comments on the post, everyone seemed to love the book idea, where you wrap up 24 books (in my case 25 because I am going to read the […]
Now Bonfire is behind us (did you have an amazing night?) we can start talking Christmas in earnest. So let’s start with what I think is the MOST marvellous idea for a Christmas present, just launched last week at Bags of Books. It’s a YEAR OF BOOKS!
This year is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Tove Jansson, the author and illustrator of the eccentric, magical and beloved Moomintroll books. Both in her native Finland and around the world, there are events, exhibitions and reprints and new editions of her beloved books.
WOW. It’s June 1st, WHERE is this year going? With young kids (or maybe all kids) the days just sort of roll into one another and time passes in a happy/chaotic/mental blur. I never seem to know what date it is. So the start of the month is often marked by our local monthly magazine Viva […]
Wow, we’ve reached the end of August! In three short weeks my eldest starts school, but for seasoned pros it’s back to school in a few days. I hope everyone has had a super summer! Here’s a pictorial roundup of what we got up to this month. I’m going to do this every month now. […]
We went to the Bags of Books Summer Party this morning. Turning up a little on the tardy side (sorry to all those we interrupted on the way in) for children’s author and illustrator Leigh Hodgkinson’s event. She centred this around her new book ‘Troll Swap’. Leigh lives in Lewes and is the illustrator of […]
We all know that Lewes is famous for its great cafés. Even shops that aren’t cafés have cafés. But my first ‘In Town’ post about a Lewes café has to be about The Buttercup. Why? It’s the first one I ever visited in Lewes. So every time I go there it takes me back to a time that, […]
The wonderful writer, painter and illustrator Judith Kerr recently turned 90. But you knew that – it was impossible to avoid the celebratory editorial. It was everywhere! A piece by Michel Rosen entitled ‘My Hero Judith Kerr‘ was a goodie. And the pictorial tribute by The Guardian that I posted on the Little Lewes Facebook […]