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Reading in the sunshine…

Reading in the sunshine…

…is one of my favourite things to do.  There’s nothing like sitting somewhere nice in the sunshine, with a cool drink and an engaging book, is there? Luckily for me, the girls have decided that they like to do that too.  Here they are relaxing in the garden with their books: I must find some … Continue reading

Christmas books

Christmas books

I saw this lovely idea on the internet for a new Christmas tradition.  We wrapped all the Christmas books that we had and a couple of new books I’d brought here.  We put them in a big pile on the table for when the girls came down on the morning of 1st December.  The girls … Continue reading

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

We’ve just finished reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which all of us have really enjoyed. I was surprised at how funny the girls found the bad things that happened to the naughty children and how apt they thought the consequences were. There’s no one like Roald Dahl for making sure everyone gets what they … Continue reading

I hear thunder, I hear thunder…

…Hark don’t you?  Hark don’t you?  Well, apparently not. Before we moved here, the Big One did not like thunder.  She wasn’t exactly screaming and hiding under tables (I remember one boy at school doing this until he was at least 13…) but it did make her put her thumb in her mouth and come … Continue reading

Sophie’s Adventures

Another post in the occasional series Books We Are Reading.  Or in this case, Books We Have Read as we finished it a few weeks ago but I got side-tracked by the cowboy trip to Fort Worth. Sophie’s Adventures (Dick King-Smith) is a lovely tale about a little girl, Sophie, who is a very determined … Continue reading