My wonderful wife recently returned from a weekend away with books as gifts for the increase in doggy care I had needed to provide while she was away. Hanging out with the dog and being rewarded with books? Life is sweet. She knows me well; one of her choices was Pondlife by Al Alvarez. His … More Decrepitude

Other Animals

December spun round, with log fires, crafting and cooking gifts, with visits to family and friends. The long dark hours of the early winter always allow for plenty of reading time as well though, especially during those precious, quiet days between the revelries of Christmas and the New Year. I mixed fiction and fact with … More Other Animals

world book day

I think my love of reading and books was a big part of my decision to train to be a primary teacher, so an entire day revelling in costumes, characters, pictures and print is always a highlight of the school year. My fellow Year 1 teacher and I decided on ‘The Worst Witch’ by the … More world book day