10 Classic books celebrating a special birthday in 2015!

I love classic kids books. Although Miss Marnie has a mixture of new and old – it’s always the ones that have stood the test of time that we come back to night after night. I think I must read Goodnight Moon Every. Night. – and so much so that she even knows the words that are coming next. As for The Hungry Caterpillar she pretty much can read it from memory (as of course she can’t read yet!) and…

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6 of my favourite books by stylish bloggers…

When I started blogging nearly 2 years ago I didn’t imagine how much I would really enjoy it. I love pulling together posts and hitting publish with no editor looking over my shoulder. But blogging has become so much more than some creative freedom – I have made some great new friends, met some inspirational (mainly) women and of course discovered a whole load of brilliant blogs to read. Some blogs capture you in a way no magazines can. Sometimes…

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My all-time fave French fashion style books

Francophile [Frang – kuh – fahyl] noun 1. a person who admires France or the french adjective 1. marked by or possessing admiration of France or the french Now I wouldn’t say I was a total Francophile. But, when it come to fashion, style and icons that I admire, respect or love they are all French. We all know the classic and effortless Parisian fashion looks – Trench coat, quilted bag, ballet pumps, Breton top, Chanel No. 5 perfume…. but, really…

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Snow days and cold days – 6 winter children’s books

This is my first Sunday Night book club post of the year. I’m not really sure what I haven’t done one yet – as this is one of my favourite posts to compile. Miss Marnie and I love books and buy several every week (from our local charity shop) and visit the library to take out books we want to read – but not keep on our bookshelf. One of the best things about a new children’s book is reading it for…

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25 of the Best Christmas Books – *Bookclub Special (Part 4)*

Night Before the The Night Before Christmas by Natasha Wing £2.54 The classic ‘Twas the Night before Christmas’ Poem by Clement Clark Moore is given a modern and funny twist suitable for little ones. With burnt cookies, mummy’s flu and running out of bulbs for the tree you’ll have to read on to see if the Christmas spirit wins out in the end. Fab illustrations too. Mrs Christmas by Penny Ives £4.63 So, what is all of the Christmas eve…

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