Starring Kitty Blog tour – Keris Stainton – start with the pizza

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Today I’m pleased to welcome an author I’ve actually had the chance to meet in person, not once but several times – Keris Stainton, whose new book, Starring Kitty (A Reel Friends Story), is published 24 July. (Amazon have it wrong. Honest.) Over to Keris, on the theme of Dreams and Regrets. I like to […]

Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour

Teri Terry

For anyone who hasn’t read widely on my blog, a quick heads up – I love books. I can see the rest of you shaking heads with a no, really? kind of look I also love sharing books with my children. (That wasn’t news either was it?) As well as all of that, I love […]

Lisa’s Letters – an international Blog Swap day guest post.

lisas letters IBSD14

Dear Jax, Did you ever have an International Penpal? Hi, let me introduce myself – my name is Lisa Devereaux from all the way down under in Australia. I am also a mum to 4-year-old twin girls. We live in Queensland – the Sunshine State of Australia. I have always been a letter writer and […]

Who remembers Charley Says?

David Walliams in the new Charley Says safety campaign

I do. I am very much a child of the seventies (though I’m not showing you the pictures to prove it). And I have a clear memory of Charley the cat and his safety messages. And his fish. Meow. It was the stranger danger thing that stuck most for me I think – I’m told […]

Happy 40th Playmobil – a fun day at the Pirate Castle, Camden

big sword for a little boy

Yesterday was a very long day. I got up at 4.10 to work out what the alarm noise was, but it shut off before I could find it. (Don’t you love that?) Then I lay in bed afraid that I would sleep through the alarm, so just dozed until 6. Great start! So then, getting […]

Goals, not dreams: Clare Mackintosh


Continuing my occasional guest post series, inspired by my Dreams and Regrets post, today I’m very pleased to host Clare Mackintosh (who some of you may remember better as Emily Carlisle from More than Just a mother), who has a slightly different take on the situation. Over to Clare. Discovering, in my early thirties, that […]

Janet Edwards: Dreams Reborn.

Janet Edwards

Today I’m very pleased to be hosting a guest post from author Janet Edwards. I met Janet a while ago on twitter and have had the pleasure of reading and reviewing her first two novels. Jax recently wrote a wonderful post about ‘Dreams and Regrets’. About a box of old manuscripts she’d written years ago, […]

I’m as mad as **** and I’m not going to take this any more.

I read an article in the Guardian last night. It had chilling echoes for me of a previous situation where a government decided they didn’t like something and would legislate against it, regardless of the actual facts of the situation. Basically, what is going on is a government that caters to the rich (mainly by […]

Have you drunk enough today?

This is a Sponsored Post, but with a difference. There are no brand links. I'm not going to talk about a product. Instead, it's a bit more like a public service announcement. Today I'm being sponsored to talk about hydration. Did you know there's a 2nd Annual Hydration conference happening? I certainly didn't. In fact, […]

News, reviews, competitions and bits.

A few things to cover this week, though not as many odd news releases from PRs for some reason. I did get word yesterday of a new competition from Lloyds Home insurance with a top prize of £10000 – something to do with submitting pictures of your favourite room. As I don’t really have such […]

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