Hello everyone. I hope you are all well and having a great February. I’m sure plenty of you know or if you didn’t might have spotted that I’ve been less active than usual. I’ve reduced my posting schedule to just three a week (going out on Monday, Wednesday and Friday), been slow to reply to comments and I’ve not been around much on everyone else’s blogs. No it hasn’t been a love of the Winter Olympics that’s kept me away, although I will admit that I am a fan of watching both the summer and winter Olympics. First I’d like to apologise for being away for quite a bit. Things have been a bit uphill in my personal life lately. Apart from planning a move and the stress and complications of that and other things, I’ve had a bit of an accident too which has put me in a bit of a low mood recently.
Description: From the fun of waking Mum and Dad up in the morning, getting the bus into town with Mum or even stories all together at bedtime, this joyous tale gives readers a snapshot into a child’s day and celebrates the special bond between a mother and child.
Title: Gizelle’s Bucket List: My Life with a Very Large Dog
Author: Lauren Fern Watt
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Genre: Non-fiction, Autobiography, Animals
Description: Gizelle, a big beautiful English mastiff, had always been there for Lauren during the most important times of her life.
She was there through the choppy waters of her first relationship, and the painful reality of her mother’s alcoholism. So when the news came that Gizelle had a life-threatening tumour, Lauren designed an epic bucket list to make the most out of the time they had left. Their final heartwarming adventure would change her life forever.
Title: Begone the Raggedy Witches (The Wild Magic Trilogy #1)
Author: Celine Kiernan
Illustrator: Victoria Semykina
Publisher: Walker Books
Genre: Children’s/Middle grade, Fantasy
Description: Mup’s dad has been kidnapped by witches, and Mup – along with her mam, brother and dog – must journey to an enchanted world to rescue him.
Danger awaits them. Witches Borough is a beguiling place of rhyming crows, talking cats and forbidden magic, ruled by a tyrannical queen and her band of raggedy witches. And Mam seems strange on this side of the border – striding, powerful and increasingly distant.
Even if they can save her father, Mup knows that nothing will ever be the same again.
Happy Valentine’s Day! Whether your valentine is a person or animal may you have a lovely day. and for those that have no valentine, I hope you have a lovely Valentine’s Day too, and remember that people out there love you, whether lovers, family or friends 🙂 ❤ I hope you enjoy the below poem for this special day 🙂