Macmillan Coffee Morning

Today we’re joining The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.  A fundraising event organised by Macmillan for people facing cancer. The charity encourages people to host their own mini events all over the UK and last year alone raised £27.5 million – https://coffee.macmillan.org.uk/ If there isn’t an event near you why not make yourself a brew?  But don’t forget to donate. Continue reading Macmillan Coffee Morning

Celebrating the Works of Arthur Rackham

As well as being International Talk Like a Pirate Day today is also the birth date of one of my favourite illustrators – the British illustrator Arthur Rackham. I bought my first Rackham print in a little book shop near York Minster and since then have amassed a collection of prints, cards and books which are displayed all over the house. He created visual depictions … Continue reading Celebrating the Works of Arthur Rackham

The Art Of Quentin Blake

Following on from yesterdays post I couldn’t let the day go by without celebrating the work of Dahl’s most famous illustrator Quentin Blake. His quirky, scribbled drawings really bring the stories to life and as a big supporter of the Great Draw – more of that in October, he’s a real inspiration. Check out his official site which showcases his work beyond the Dahl books … Continue reading The Art Of Quentin Blake

Happy Roald Dahl Day

I love Roald Dahl book even now as an adult they capture the inner child and transport you back to more carefree days. So, what better reason is there to dust off those old books and lose yourself in the wonderful world of Mathilda, Danny and Charlie as today is the official Roald Dahl Day – http://www.roalddahl.com/create-and-learn/join-in/roald-dahl-day.  A cracking excuse for a bit of a … Continue reading Happy Roald Dahl Day

Royal Mail celebrates classic British toys with new stamp series

The stamps feature the most famous toys created in Britain from the last 100 years. The graphics and packaging are as iconic as the toy itself. The stamp design is about the toy, but capturing the essence of the world of the toy as well. Included is the details from packaging, branding and other accompanying materials, with the aim of expressing the “excitement and theatre” … Continue reading Royal Mail celebrates classic British toys with new stamp series

Roald Dahl Activity Book – Children’s Party

In 2006 the a clever bunch of people decided to dedicate a day each year to celebrate the works of British author Roald Dahl that date is 13th September. With amazing books like Mathilda, Charlie and the Chocolate factory and my huband’s favourite Danny Champion of the World there’s something for everyone. So if you have little ones and want to encourage them to read … Continue reading Roald Dahl Activity Book – Children’s Party