Pinocchio

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

Pirate Themed Birthday Party Pack

Tomorrow is International Talk Like a Pirate day so as noted in my blog on Saturday I am creating a pirate themed party pack which I’ll post over the next few days. All good birthday parties need birthday bunting and pirate signs so below you’ll find links to some free printables. The first download contains bunting signage spelling out HAPPY BIRTHDAY along with a selection … Continue reading Pirate Themed Birthday Party Pack

Time for a Scrumdiddlyumptious Celebration

What better reason to dust off that old copy of Mathilda, the Big friendly Giant or Danny, the Champion of the World than a day dedicated to the ultimate children’s writer – Roald Dahl Day. A man who gave us a rich array of memorable and amusing character and invented words many of which have entered everyday language and are now included in the Oxford … Continue reading Time for a Scrumdiddlyumptious Celebration