And it’s making me twitchy, not blogging, holes in the archives.
I haven’t blogged, and I’m afraid my readers will just fade away, forget I was here. (Are you still here? )
No blog for days and I might forget the days, except. Except that I have a record of beach days in photographs, and evenings in books read. I have shells collected from our trips out, and pictures drawn inspired by fiction.
I have a page in my Wreck this journal book, filled in by 4 of us, and you can see who drew what.
I might forget our meal plans. I won’t forget a picnic at a beach hut with 5 other families. Will this be the core of the group my younger children will grow up with? Will these women be my friends in a decade’s time?
I haven’t written a school update. No report of a progress evening or the first month as the parent of a school child. But I have all these lovely sunrise shots of instagram from getting up to see her before she goes off for her day.
It turns out I haven’t blogged because we’ve been quite busy. Photographing bears on beaches, playing games, learning how to crab, enjoying short but oh so sunny days.
When it comes down to it, those are pretty good reasons to skip blogging.
Disclosure: I am Squarehead and the sequel, Hairy Scary’s bad day were supplied for consideration for review. We really rather love them, and Smallest has put in a request for book 3 to feature Chinwag the dog.
II took part in the kickstarter for Island, and then started chatting with Nicky on twitter. The pic was completely my doing – there isn’t even a filter, it”s just the book,, on a rock, at the beach. I stayed up late reading the book, and haven’t regretted a single yawn. It’s a meeting of generations, an exploration of imagination,, a tale about dysfunctional families, and a clash of cultures. There’s a joyful use of language and a wondering of illustration (Chris Riddell,, in case you didn’t recognise the style). It’s a book to share with your children, and to sspark both hope and deetrmination.
A book to gift, and cherish. Please consider reading it. Available via Nicky Singer direct – tell her I sent you 🙂
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