March Books ❤️

Apologies in advance for the length of this post! The beginning of maternity leave, quieter days and a few very compelling books already had March off to a strong reading start – but since isolation and Coronavirus lockdown have been upon us, books have become one of my lifelines and I just haven’t been ableContinue reading “March Books ❤️

February Reads 📖❤️

Continuing on with a monthly round-up of the books I’m reading as the year rolls on, just a few thoughts on the varied but lovely stack that’s kept me going in February.. ❤️ Jill Has Two Ponies by Ruby Ferguson This month found me with my very own childhood dream-pony on my mind a lotContinue reading “February Reads 📖❤️”

World Book Day ~ The Beauty and Joy of Children’s Books

I have blogged before about how much I love books, especially children’s books, and really enjoyed writing about my favourite pony and animal stories from childhood – and confessing (as I absolutely don’t mind doing!) that I still keep and re-read them now. I loved looking at the Anne of Green Gables series too, whichContinue reading “World Book Day ~ The Beauty and Joy of Children’s Books”

John Grogan’s Marley & Me

John Grogan’s autobiographical Marley & Me is a funny, honest and heart-warming story not just about the life of the eponymous Marley, but the family he was adopted into and the inevitable ups and downs of their lives, shared with their faithful – if a little chaotic – dog. Taking him from puppyhood right throughContinue reading “John Grogan’s Marley & Me”

The Man Who Listens to Horses – Monty Roberts

My battered but well-loved copy of Monty Roberts’ The Man Who Listens to Horses is a book I’ve been reading and re-reading since I was twelve years old. Having first picked it up when owning a horse of my own was nothing more than a distant dream, I rifled through it continually for help andContinue reading “The Man Who Listens to Horses – Monty Roberts”

Hygge Love ❤

Last January I discovered (to my joy!) for the first time that there was a word, hygge, which summed up just perfectly everything I love most about this cosy wrapped-up time of year. A year on, and hygge has continued to sweep across from its native Denmark to take our countries by storm, revolutionising how weContinue reading “Hygge Love ❤”

The Bear and friends…

Last Christmas, I spent much of the two-week break from work happily ensconced in a chair with a string of Tom Cox books, one after the other. I can’t remember who in my family had first come across @mysadcat on twitter but we had been screenshotting and sending each other pictures of The Bear, “theContinue reading “The Bear and friends…”

Wisdom from Green Gables: An ode to Anne, a kindred spirit…

I loved so much writing a while back about my favourite pony and animal books from my childhood, and about what an amazing outlet they provided for passions which have defined so many stages of my life. I knew then I would love to write too about some of the other books or series whichContinue reading “Wisdom from Green Gables: An ode to Anne, a kindred spirit…”