• Harley Hound and Red Spotted Ned // Blog Tour // Books

    Reading and bedtime often walk hand in hand, and although my two eldest children are strong and capable readers my youngest daughter Robin still enjoys being read to at bed time. When we moved it was her idea to create a book area under the stairs to house all the books we’ve acclimated over the years. But of course we are always hungry for more fun and enjoyable books to read together at bedtime. Harley Hound and Red Spotted Ned are two wonderful books written by Chris Jones, inspired by when his son was read books by his mum, and once it came to Chris’ turn to read the books, he chose to create his own stories and adventures full of superpowers and never ending tails. After dealing with the break down of his relationship Chris jumped back into writing a story he and his fiancee started and found working on the story and completing it helped him heal and with myself having had to deal with the breakdown of my relationship in late 2019 I can fully understand how therapeutic throwing yourself into something to deal with the heartbreak. We all come out of the other end with a… View Post

    Minecraft Life Hacks Lab for Kids by Adam Clarke and Victoria Bennett

    Minecraft and computer games are a big thing in my house, my first game was the sims back when I sat in a game shop with a friend during a summer holiday but my children first game was Minecraft, or at least it was Kai’s first game, Amelia and Robin just joined in with the ride. so when I was asked to review a book about life hacks using knowledge in the game how could I pass it up! Being an expert ‘master builder’ as he calls himself, Kai was excited to read through the book and learn new tricks of the game, he’s recently discovered command blocks in creative mode and I am endlessly amazed at the new designs and creations they make but I have always hoped that beyond the game there could be some other things it could teach you in life. in comes Minecraft Lifehacks Lab. it is an unofficial book by Adam Clarke and Victoria Bennett, the book covers all sorts of things from building in the game and important life lessons and hacks to create a better you. How to communicate with others, how to care for the world around you which I am… View Post