Monthly Archives: January 2014

My mummy…

…has been very busy and illustrated this fab book written by Justine Smith, published today.
I’m super proud of it and the little girl who always loved to draw stories is very happy she kept hold of her dream for so many years.
Back to more drawings tomorrow I promise!

Defiant in the face of bedtime.

I am not tired


Millie’s off to a disco tonight, (not too late mind you!)
She looks so very grown up and rather lovely in her new funky clothes.
I’m just very, very proud of her.

Washing basket joy.

Look, I can’t do the washing because Gruff has left his toy dog on top and he looks so comfy.
Better get the kettle on then.
washing basket joy

In a state of fluffy.

Evie has a new dressing gown.
It’s a very, very, very fluffy dressing gown.
She wore it in the car on the way home.
I can’t get her to take it off, so she’s gone to bed in it.
She’s very happy.
I may have to hide it before school tomorrow, if I can get it off her…
state of fluffy

The pretend cafe.

The toys have been very well fed in our cafe today. I never knew ketchup went so well with cake and chips.
Didn’t hear a word of complaint from anyone…


I used to love gum but then I turned into an adult and left that fun behind me. I’m glad to see my daughter has picked up the love, it’s wonderful to have her chomping away beside me.

The rat trap.

Gruff’s been inventing today, he’s built a rat trap in the lounge. I’m really hoping he won’t get lucky.
Arnie and Bonnie are hoping that he will…
rat trap

When you dig…

…they will come. Surely there’s got to be something at the bottom of that hole? A nice bone, something furry to chase or is it just the simple pleasure of churning up the ground?
digging a hole

Post cards from London.

I’ve had a day trip to London to attend the House of Lords to help Save the Children and Beanstalk launch their new campaign to get more children reading. It’s been a fantastic day meeting lots of amazing people and a tiring one.
Anyhow, here’s some silly postcards of me pootling about with pigeons and maps.

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