I made this with my daughter the other day. She’d been collecting acorns and had found one with a little hole in. ‘Then I stuck my nail in and it made a keyhole!’ she said proudly. So I suggested we add a playdough top to it to make it into a fairy toadstool. Wonder what … More Fairy toadstool!
I am SO HAPPY. Like this 😀
Last year, Barrington Stoke (a small publisher) published my book LOVE BITES. Here it is – and you have to imagine that the grey bits are actually shiny silver. It’s a very beautiful cover when you see it with your own eyes! Anyway, it’s a story about Grace and her boyfriend James. They are soo … More Vote for my book!
I heart Pea. I really do. I read the first Pea book (Pea’s book of Best Friends) a year or so ago, and I loved it. It’s a cracking read, and so is this one. Pea is nearly twelve, and due to the bizarre way these things happen, everyone in her family has a birthday … More Review – Pea’s Book of Birthdays
My five-year-old daughter J is ‘doing’ dinosaurs at school this term. So I thought – hey! This looks like a great funny book and it’s about dinosaurs! Win, win! With hindsight, I should have thought a little more about J’s personal preferences and the title of the book. She thought ‘pooped’ was a funny word … More Review: The Dinosaur that Pooped a Planet
I went to see the doctor yesterday, who took pity on me and gave me some penicillin for my frankly revolting throat. As I came out of the surgery, I realised I wanted something very particular to eat, and it wasn’t in my house. (Actually, two particular things: edemame bean salad, and jam doughnuts.) So … More Comfort shopping – what do you buy?
Urgh. You know when you’ve had a bit of a sore throat and you’ve been ignoring it in the hopes that it’ll go away, and it doesn’t and then you get a headache and your glands swell up to the size of plums, and you feel queasy and rubbish? well, that. so it’s off to … More Bed day!
I love card-making. It all started in 2004 when I had just finished a theatre tour of The Borrowers. I went on holiday for two weeks to rest up (it was a looong tour and very hard work!) and while staying in this little bungalow, I bought a copy of Crafts Beautiful magazine – and … More Cards!
Welcome! If you’ve found me via the Sweet Hearts website, I hope you’ll drop in here from time to time. I’m gearing up for publication of a brand new book LOOKING AT THE STARS, and so I felt it was time to move my blogging from the Sweet Hearts site to here – and yay! … More New blog, new world…