Tag Archives: Arts

“Perfect Picture Book Friday”

For “Perfect Picture Book Friday” this week, a lovely new feature on Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog, I am reviewing a book with a difference. Saturday Mountain  through the Art Style of Paul Dore Retold by Julie Somark Original Text: by Jinrak … Continue reading

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Poems, Thoughts, Quotes and Dreams

I originally put up a post in memory of a lovely lady but took it down.  When I saw it the next day it seemed to personal…… so here is the poem I wrote for her….. a small tribute to … Continue reading

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“Emma’s Teleseminar “

As you already know (if you have read an earlier post of mine called “Getting ones Feet Wet”) I am a Children’s Book Hub Member, having  joined earlier this year after completing an online  Picture Book Course that Emma runs from … Continue reading

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Writing Prompt: Colour only my Soul can understand

I have just joined “The Writers Magazine” and received my first copy online.  I came across this interesting article and while I am not one to just write-up a post straight off the cuff as I am doing now, nor am I … Continue reading

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Book Reading Challenge : Books No. 14 and 15

Yes  I am on a roll …. so here are two more. “Hill and Hole”  by Kyle Newburn and Illustrated by Vasanti Unka. A quote on the back of this book reads “Hill and Hole is a wonderfully original story about a … Continue reading

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“Me Jane you Tarzan” part 2

Yep I finally got around to posting the second part of this travel story.  Sorry it took so long, life intervened for awhile (Mum’s house got flooded, and change of workplace for me), but I am back on track again. … Continue reading

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Book Reading Challenge: Book 9

“Quaky Cat” Waking early one morning before the birds, Tiger sensed danger and a voice in his head told him to run for his life.  He fled out of the house, down the buckling street as a loud thunder sound … Continue reading

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“Getting One’s Feet Wet”

Thanks to a recent comment made by a fellow Children’s Book Hub member, I thought I would let you in on a little of my writing world, after all this is a writer’s blog, right? A few years ago I … Continue reading

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My First Travel Insight story

Yep I finally managed to work this blog thing out to a point where I can actually write a story for you.  Its just a short narrative which hopefully you will find interesting as well as amusing.  So buckle up … Continue reading

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Book Reading Challenge: Book 2

“Muddypaws” Author  Moria Butterfield and Illustrator Simon Mendez   – Parragon Publishing. With such a cute face like this peering at you from the book shelf it’s kind of hard to resist picking up this beautifully written book.  When Ben has … Continue reading

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