Kids’ Books that will stand the test of time – Roundup 2019

Apr 25 2019

As a qualified book worm, every year I attend various events where authors and publishers present their latest releases. Here’s my favourite selection of kids’ books recently showcased by Penguin Random House that will stand the test of time. Do you agree?

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Ideas to create a story corner for a memorable bedtime experience

Mar 30 2019

Let’s face it. The pace of our life is super-fast. These days parents lead very, very busy lives and are constantly juggling work and home duties. Things like reading bedtime stories are often not considered a priority. This is why the childhood tradition of storytelling before bed is in serious peril. Parents are not making the time to read to their children at the end of the working day and stop that practice when they become independent readers, even if the child isn’t ready to lose their bedtime story.

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Motherhood and Celebrity: Author of Your Guilty Secret discusses putting life experience at the heart of your writing

Mar 10 2019

A fellow mother once told me that when she goes out with her four kids, she dresses them all in bright colours. “Just so I can see where they are at a glance.” Ah – I thought to myself. Good idea. I must do that. But as soon as the thought entered my brain, it had filtered out again. Probably to be replaced by important information such as when the next series of Killing Eve was out. 

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