The League of Regrettable Superheroes – giveaway

The League of Regrettable Superheroes

I’ve been a bit quiet on the giveaway front lately, so thought I’d change that today with something a little bit different. We’re all familiar with Batman and Superman and Wonder Woman, but have you ever heard of Madam Fatal or Dynamite Thor?  If you’ve got a super hero fan… Continue reading »

Dead Letters – a book review

Dead Letters

Today I’m talking about the first novel from Caite Dolan-Leach, called Dead Letters which was published earlier this month through Corvus Books. The thriller, Dead Letters tells the story of Ava Antipova and her search for the truth following the suspected death of her twin sister Zelda. She receives a… Continue reading »

Britains John Deere 8400R Tractor

Britains John Deere 8400R Tractor

Whenever we visit my parents in Spain we play a game to see who can spot a tractor first.  They live in rural Andalusia, away from the coast and we normally spot more tractors in a day there, than we do in a summer here.  We’re always joking that John… Continue reading »

Furrowed Field – My Sunday Photo 140517

Furrowed Field - My Sunday Photo 140517

Furrowed Field – My Sunday Photo 140517 It’s quite strange to walk through a furrowed field, it doesn’t feel the right thing to do.  But it was a public footpath and the route was well trodden.  It was stranger still to remember the last time we walked that way, on… Continue reading »

Project 365 2017 Week 19

Project 365 2017 Week 19

Project 365 2017 Week 19 Day 127 – 133 Sunday 7th May  – Day 127 I was awake bright and early thanks to the dawn chorus, who knew birds could be so loud! But otherwise all was good, and Monkey slept in til 7.30am.  The sun had decided to come out and… Continue reading »

Exploring Stonor Park

Exploring Stonor Park

We were looking for different places to visit over the Easter holidays, and I’d spotted an advert in a local magazine for an Easter Egg Trail somewhere new.  We would be spending a day exploring Stonor Park, near Henley-on-Thames and there was the hope that we might spot a few deer… Continue reading »

When things just click at school

When things just click at school

When things just click at school it’s really rather lovely to see.  It’s been a long hard slog for Monkey.  He’s been playing catch up with the other kids from the minute he started in the Nursery class really.  By Year One you could see just how big the gap… Continue reading »

Gormless Gods and Hapless Heroes – Tim Baker and the Ancient Curse

Gormless Gods and Hapless Heroes - Tim Baker and the Ancient Curse

As a child I loved learning about the Ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians.  My 7 year old son is starting to be inspired by their stories too and has become a big fan of Horrible Histories recently.  When I came across the newly published Gormless Gods and Hapless Heroes – Tim… Continue reading »

Enjoying the Donington Historic Festival

Enjoying the Donington Historic Festival

It’s no big secret that I love motor racing.  My Dad inspired a love that both my brother and I have tried to pass on to our children.  Sadly I don’t have Dad’s encyclopedic knowledge and instant recall of every car that’s ever raced since the year dot, where they… Continue reading »

Britains Kane Classic Trailer

Britains Kane Classic Trailer

There’s no denying that my 7 year old Monkey has a number of tractors to play with, but he’s been asking for a trailer to go with them for ages, to carry crops animals and so on.  He was as pleased as punch to receive the new Britains Kane Classic Trailer… Continue reading »