Tonight is Harry Potter Book Night – what a perfect excuse to get your copies off the shelf and indulge in some wizardy tales. One of my favourite illustrators has also created beautiful artwork to illustrate the magical stories – Chris Riddell…. Continue reading Harry Potter Book Night
A kick and punch – it’s February! So what do we have to look forward to – well here in the UK probably the continuation of freezing temperatures and an extra 10 minutes of defrosting the car in the morning but also Valentine’s Day (14th); Chinese New Year (5th); World Cancer Day (4th); Time to Talk Day (7th); National Pizza Day (9th); Random Act of … Continue reading February Calendars – Free Downloads
a very happy new year! So 2019…. apparently this is the year of Earth Pig, starting from Feb. 5, 2019 (Chinese New Year) and lasting to Jan. 24, 2020 with the lucky colours of red, yellow and white. In January it will be 150 years since the birth of Rasputin May will mark 500 years since the death of Leonardo da Vinci In July we’ll be celebrating the 50th … Continue reading Wishing Everyone….
I’m not really a big fan of setting New Year’s Resolutions, mainly because I don’t stick to them, by the time I’m mid-way through January they have usually been forgotten and I find this demotivating, a constant reminder of my poor willpower. But I know that a lot people do buy into the resolutions thing so here’s some my thoughts and some shares from other … Continue reading New Years Resolutions – Not a Big Fan!
A subject close to my heart apparently on this date (9th of December) in 1892 Newcastle United football club was formed. We were clearly a bit slow off the mark in the North East as Notts County was formed 30 years prior to this date in 1862. A very brief history of the club The first record of football being played in Tyneside dates from … Continue reading Black and White Through and Through
We’re all familiar with the Disney story but I’m probably not alone in admitting that I’ve never read the original novel The Adventures of Pinocchio by the Italian writer Carlo Lorenzini. Lorenzini born 24th November 1826 was an author and journalist, writing under the pen name Carlo Collodi Pinocchio who has become a much loved, iconic character of children’s fiction starts life as a wooden … Continue reading Pinocchio
So my husband has just finished his second book which is available to buy on Amazon in Kindle form (£2.99) or pre order in Paperback (£8.99). Unlike his last collection which bordered more on the horror genre this one is packed full of crime, mysteries and murder stories. Continue reading You Could Make a Killing
On 16th October 1854 Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde entered the world in Dublin. Better known as Oscar Wilde, Wilde was educated at Trinity College, Dublin and Magdalen College, Oxford and went on to be a leading light in literature. Famed for his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray published in 1891, many believe his greatest talent was writing plays, and he went on to … Continue reading Oscar Wilde
In a vain attempt to get a bit more organised I resort to list writing, it doesn’t mean I get any more of my tasks complete but there’s no better sense of satisfaction than ticking off completed jobs. Here’s a great little download for creating your own “Things To Do” pad. To Do List Continue reading To Do Pad Printable
Today is National Poetry Day here in the UK, founded in 1994 by the charity Forward Arts Foundation, their mission is to celebrate excellence in poetry and increase its audience. So here’s one of my favourites by the celebrated Dylan Thomas Do not go gentle into that good night Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of … Continue reading National Poetry Day