It’s Spring, it’s holiday season and the weather is beautiful all the time! Well, that’s what I was thinking before the long weekend started: buy some mulch, buy some plants, buy some stepping stones, sort out that narrow strip down the side of the house that has a flurishing weed garden and make it all nice and proper garden-y. That didn’t go exactly according to plan but good weather is just around the corner, so it’s time to think about getting the kids outside and doing a fun garden project together. A suburban backyard might not be a national...Read More
Arrrrrrrgh! It’s almost the end of winter (not that you’d know by the weather) and we haven’t had our Winter Anime Update yet! What’s going on and who’s responsible for this?! Oh … it’s me. Okay. Moving right along … welcome to our winter anime update – TADA! Reviewing the titles we seem to have a bit of a themed update this time round, quite by accident, so see what you think it might be … My teen romantic comedy SNAFU: Series collection My teen romantic comedy SNAFU too!: Complete season two “When the loner Hachiman Hikigaya is coerced...Read More
Something Wonderful illustrated by Karen Blair and written by Raewyn Caisley Here is another lovely book to be nominated as a “notable book” by The Children’s Book Council of Australia for Children’s Book Week 2017 in the Picture Book of the Year 2017 category. Something Wonderful is a story about a boy named Sam. Sam and his family lived on a farm, so as you can imagine, he had a lot of chores and other things do. Sam seemed to be a bit of a daydreamer, though, getting distracted and sidetracked and occasionally even completely forgetting to do his chores! But...Read More
Children’s Book Week is here (as if you didn’t already know!) and one of the books on the notables list for Book of the Year: Early Childhood, is: Ten Little Owls by Renee Treml Straight off the bat what’s nice about this title is that it’s actually a board book! Which is a bit of a rarity on these lists, even in the early childhood category. So, it’s a perfect choice for parents to be reading if they have pram jam aged children. As you might be able to guess from the title, this is a classic “count to...Read More
Well, I’ve timed this rather badly – I was off sick all last week with a nasty cold and wouldn’t you know it, I got better and came back to work just as my next blog is due. Doh! So guess what the theme’s going to be this week? I’m sick! Yes, we’ve all been there: the blocked sinuses and runny, red noses; the hacking coughs and sore, swollen throats; and if you’re really lucky, the combo of sweaty fever and chilled bones. Oh, what fun! And best of all, if you manage to catch a cold, will you...Read More
Just in the nick of time, it’s time for another pram jam blog post, yay! Can you guess what the theme this time might be? Need some time to think about it? A moment more? Nope, too slow, we’re out of time! [Just tell them!!! – Ed.] Okay, okay, our theme for this post is … da-da-da-DA! … TIME. Photo by stevepb (Pixabay) Time is a relative thing and as we get older time definitely seems to go faster and faster. So much so, we’ve invented ways of marking it out, chopping it up and measuring it – so...Read More
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