Holiday Dog

It’s always difficult going on holiday when you have to leave an important family member behind, and the only way that my family can stand it is by knowing that our dog is going to stay with the dog walker. She goes off and has a great holiday of her own, romping around 24/7 with all her…

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Best Books for Summer

  With summer upon us, I’m wondering if I have enough books for both staying at home and going away. As well as adult books, I read a lot of 8 -12 and 12+  novels because there are so many great stories around for young readers. Sometimes I like to get in a summery mood…

"Vespula germanica Richard Bartz" by Richard Bartz, Munich aka Makro Freak  - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons.

Read Dangerously

Poor Dave Gatward’s computer has gone on strike, so I’m posting this up for him this morning! – Jo If someone says that you can’t do something, what’s your immediate reaction? Accept it? Agree without asking questions? No. Of course it isn’t. I’m guessing it’s probably to ask ‘Why?’ Now, there are numerous things –…

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Seeing things…

You find me in the midst of tense negotiations with my nine year old son. You see, I used a line of his in book number two. And now he’s demanding a 10% cut in sales. It involved a butterfly with wings like torn paper – my first mistake: admitting to it. He’s cottoned onto…