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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

Sweet Valley High

When I was a child one of the highlights of my week was when the library van (a big lorry that had been converted into a small library) visited our village.  We lived in a little village and the library van visited once a week and we were able to request books that would then … Continue reading

A hot trip to the zoo

A hot trip to the zoo

It’s been hot here all week.  Our trip to San Antonio was hot; the first 3 days of this week in Houston the car temperature gauge and the garden thermometer have read 110f (that’s 43c), the pool has crept up to 96f (36c – more like a bath than a pool).  Today was a bit … Continue reading

The Magic Treehouse

As you may recall, I find some of the Rainbow Magic Fairy books slightly repetitive so I’ve been on the look out for another series with fairly short books that the Big One can read by herself. Finally I think I’ve found something in the Magic Treehouse series written by Mary Pope Osborne. Two children, … 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

Bedtime stories

Bedtime stories are one of my favourite parts of our day.  It doesn’t take much encouragement from the girls to get me reading for half an hour or more. This evening, after reading a whole Rainbow Fairies book to them (Chloe the Topaz fairy, if you’re interested) the girls were claiming not to be tired … Continue reading