Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J K Rowling
Aug12

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J K Rowling

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the much-anticipated eighth Harry Potter story, published just last week. It is actually in script form, as it is the script of the new play which has just opened in London (and which I unfortunately didn’t get tickets for!). The story begins right where Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows finished – with a grown up Harry dropping off younger son Albus at Kings Cross for his first day...

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Project 366 – Weeks 30 & 31
Aug06

Project 366 – Weeks 30 & 31

The summer holidays are now well underway and this fortnight has been one of two halves – one week with my younger son at home and the other with him away on Scout camp. The house definitely isn’t the same without him. Here’s our fortnight in pictures… Day 206 – Sunday 24th July – Pokemon Go continues to dominate our lives, in a good way. My son is walking around 11 miles a day searching for...

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Warner Bros Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter – Review
Aug28

Warner Bros Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter – Review

I LOVE Harry Potter. I read Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone back in 2001, soon after I’d had my eldest. I was hooked from the very first page. I devoured the next three books and then I waited.While I waited for the next book to be published, the very first Harry Potter film was released. And I was there on opening night because I loved Harry Potter so much. That film didn’t disappoint. I bought each...

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The Gallery: Books
Oct24

The Gallery: Books

That’s my bedside table right now. Yep, it’s covered in books. The bedside table used to be where I kept my unread books, but I admit I’ve run out out of shelf space, so I’ve started keep books I’ve read here too. Yes, I know, I should probably get a Kindle. I should go to the library, I should borrow books, I should lend books, I should give books away. But I don’t want to. I just love books. I...

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The best kids’ books from todders to tweens
Aug25

The best kids’ books from todders to tweens

I love reading. I love reading myself, I love reading to my kids and they (and their friends!) love listening to me read. I’m pleased to say it’s rubbed off and my boys are often to be found buried in a book. But what to read to kids? These are my experiences and recommendations. My introduction to children’s books wasn’t great and I felt distinctly downhearted. Once we’d got past the board books with a...

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