Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Happy Christmas

I love Christmas.

We have an extra big chimney to make room for Father Christmas!

I love all the rushing around; buying presents and meeting friends and decorating the house and choosing the tree and baking mince pies and working late to finish off all the work that needs to be done before the holidays can begin. 

I love it when family arrive and we eat and drink and open presents and take the dogs for walks and play games and watch old films together.

Monday, 7 December 2015

Kids' Lit Quiz

How I wish this had been around when I was a kid!

A quiz just for those of us permanently in danger of tripping over our own feet because our noses are stuck deep within a book (literally, in my case; I was very short-sighted).

I wasn't much good at sport (I was captain of the netball team in Y6, but I went to a very small primary school. We only just had enough girls to make up a team. Everyone had to be in it and someone had to be captain). I was the only kid in the whole school invited not to be in the choir. I was hopeless at ballet. But I read. I read and read and read. If someone had come along and said there's a national competition and it's all about books and who wants to be in the team, I'd have (a) thought I was dreaming and (b) jumped out of my seat waving my hand in the air before you could say Ann of Green Gables.