The last camping trip of the year – win with Equip+

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Will take place next weekend, and sadly, I won’t be on it. It’s Tudor Michaelmas at Kentwell Hall. Tim is going to chop wood. Big will be in the Still room, and Small will revise his role as a page. I decided that it was too late in the season to risk with the very […]

Who remembers Ghostbusters? And wants to win it?


Actually, you don’t need to remember it to win, it’s just a cool title. But if you do remember it, you’ll definitely want to get your hands on this anniversary copy, and if you don’t remember it, what a great place to start. (How can it be 30 years old? Now I feel old.) To […]

Win £175 of Toys with Activity Toys Direct!


As an Activity Toys Direct ambassador, I’ve received some great toys to review over the past year, like the Art Master actvity desk. Now it’s your chance to win some new toys from Activity Toys Direct in this great giveaway. You could win an amazing red motorcycle (£27.99), the Canyon Road and Train Track Table […]

It’s Divergent DVD day – enter to win

I’m sure you all remember earlier this year when I raved about the Divergent movie premiere? You’ll know that I thought that it was a pretty good interpretation of the book, and that basically I’m quite a big fan. Well, today the DVD came out, so if you missed it at the cinema, you can […]

River Singers blog tour


Buy at Hive Buy on kindle buy at Amazon To celebrate publication of The River Singers and to mark World Nature Conservation Day (Monday 28th July) author Tom Moorhouse has been visiting a number of blogs answering questions and suggesting ways to get children interested in nature. World Nature Conservation Day highlights the threats to […]

LITTLE BEAUTY by Alison Jameson – giveaway.

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‘A starkly beautiful and haunting work.’ Donal Ryan, author of The Spinning Heart A unforgettable story about one woman’s struggle to do the best for her child. Buy Little Beauty on Kindle at Amazon (affiliate) Laura Quinn has lived on the same remote yet beautiful island off the West Coast of Ireland since she was […]

Beyond the Door Blog Tour – guest post and giveaway


Beyond the Door Blog Tour What have I learned about the world from myth as a writer and a reader? Since writing Beyond the Door and The Peculiars I’ve been thinking about why myth matters. Over the next week I’ll be blogging in the U.S and U.K. about six things I’ve learned from mythic stories that have inspired me. […]

Tesco Loves Baby – Pampers nappy giveaway.

I was really in two minds over accepting this giveaway, given that I prefer cloth nappies. BUT right at the moment, we’re not using cloth. I struggled with Tigerboy’s bottom, and over the winter couldn’t keep up with washing and drying for six people with nappies as well. So I have fallen. He’s in disposables. […]

11 years old. Steel tankard to celebrate?


The blog that is. Apparently, if it were a wedding anniversary, the suitable gift is steel, so having an engraved steel tankard to give away, courtesy of is very fitting. You’ve a choice of two, either a Happy Father’s day (which can be personalised), or a choose your own message. Neat gift eh? 11 […]

Kim Curran: Dreams and regrets – a GLAZE blog tour guest post.

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Welcome Kim Curran: When I read Jax’s beautiful post on Dreams and Regrets I was nodding harder than a bobble head dog. Like many writers, I’ve had my share of rejections. Although, as I’m relatively new in the game, mine are all in digital form. But ever now and then I look back on those […]

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