I quote Saturdays – Changing the world

Somewhere inside all of us… says Roald Dahl. Somewhere in all of us humans is the power to change how we perceive, how we act and most importantly how we accept. In the last few days we’ve watched in horror as unbidden, horrendous attacks on innocent lives have unfolded – Orlando, Istanbul and now Dhaka….

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An ode to a bear

I remember when he came into my life. His eyes were kind, he was very polite.  Not sure if I had even heard of him, an uncle, or maybe it was an aunt,  thought I might enjoy him. Of course I had heard of him. I watched him on t.v. It was love at first…

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Today, I celebrate Beatrix Potter…

There is something about Beatrix Potter that reminds me of Jane Austen. Not that I knew her of course, um, well, I wish I did. She would tell me to get going with my ideas, put my thoughts down and see where my characters take me. She would also tell me, my imagination should roam…

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The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan

I never thought I would be so taken with a children’s book after Harry Potter. I mean really, who can beat Potter?  So here’s what’s interesting: whilst the Harry Potter books are a slow build up to an ultimate battle of all that is good vs. all that has gone wrong with an abandoned boy…

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Children’s Book Review: Pandora Gets Jealous by Carolyn Hennesy

  My 8-year-old is as book obsessive as I am, and heavily into Greek mythology as she is into Harry Potter.  I have sort of introduced Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson to her and it is only the beginning, but I found this series by Carolyn Hennesy to be  well written and quite a hilarious take…

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