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Crystals for Beginners

Regular readers might notice this post is a little different to my usual historical insights and family adventures. Nevertheless, I…

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Our Favourite Julia Donaldson Books (A 5-Year Old’s Review)

My 5-year-old daughter, Aurelia has a favourite author, Julia Donaldson. (You can find out more about Julia Donaldson as well…

Reading the Classics: And Then There Were None

Agatha Christie’s classic mystery novel And Then There Were None somewhat took over my life last week. The book arrived…

Reading the Classics: Persuasion

The book that has stuck with me the most throughout my Reading the Classics journey has undoubtedly been Jane Austen’s…

The Incredible Origins of Everyday Phrases

I have always been fascinated by the origins of everyday phrases. Here, I’ve decided to explore some of the origins…

How to Create your Own Afternoon Tea

My daughters and I are rather partial to afternoon tea! We’ve had so many wonderful afternoon teas at some fabulous…

Reading the Classics: A Tale of Two Cities

After reading George Orwell’s Animal Farm, I decided to move away from 20th-century literature for a while. I loved Pride…