On her first birthday

One whole year of being Sophia's Mama and it's harder and better than I ever imagined. She is bold, brave and bright. She's cheeky and chunky. She is delightful, determined and occasionally dramatic (no idea where she gets that from!). She loves books, chocolate, chicken and light shades. She is partial to orange but she [...]

2022 reading challenge (part 1)

For the third year, I'm attempting a reading challenge! I'm hoping to read a new book of some description for each week of the year. I now read a lot of short stories to Sophia so I might actually manage all 52 this time! The Gruffalo's Child. Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler. A great one [...]