BLOG TOUR: The Pieces of Ourselves

Hello lovely friends!

How are you all this fine Sunday? I know, you’re shocked! Two posts in one day? I am SPOILING YOU FRIENDS. 

This afternoon, I’m here as part of the blog tour for Maggie Harcourt’s newest book, The Pieces of Ourselves. I posted my review of this book a few weeks ago, and I still wanted to be involved in the celebration of this brilliant book, so I suggested coming up with book recommendations for books you might like if you’ve read The Pieces of Ourselves, or any of Maggie’s other books! (If you haven’t read them yet, you really need to: I’m a BIG Maggie Harcourt fan!)

A little bit about The Pieces of Ourselves first…

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“Flora doesn’t do people”, not since the Incident that led to her leaving school midway through her GCSEs. The Incident that led to her being diagnosed with bipolar II. The Incident that left her in pieces. Until Hal arrives. He’s researching a story about a missing World War I soldier, and he wants Flora’s help. Flora used to love history before the Incident, but spending so much time with Hal is her worst nightmare. Yet as they begin to piece together the life of the missing soldier, a life of lost love, secrets and lies, Flora finds a piece of herself falling for Hal.”

This book is honest and raw and interesting. It’s different and it’s curious. It made me think and it made me feel. I love Flora and Hal’s story so much. There’s so much goodness in their lives and they’re surrounded by questions. I see a bit of myself in Flora. I loved Charlie and Felix so much. Just a brilliant story that made me shocked, made me cry and made me fall a little bit in love. History and the present well and truly overlapping.

If you’re interested in my full review, check it out here: BOOK BLOG: Maggie Harcourt

So… you’re looking for recommendations I hear? You’ve come to the right gal. Below are 6 other books I’d recommend based on this – they’re not all exactly the same, but they all give me a “hopeful, honest, interest and different” vibe. They’re all books I’ve loved.

HOLLY BOURNE BOOKS

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If you haven’t read them yet, go and read yourself a Holly Bourne book. They deal with all kinds of themes from mental health to relationships to friendships. Is that what you’re looking for? Look no further… 

Heartstopper series by Alice Oseman

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Are you looking for something cute? Are you someone who likes to smile? Do you want your little shipper heart to be burst? Look no further my friends!

The Love Hypothesis by Laura Steven

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Do you love reading intelligent main characters? Do you love supportive family dynamics? Do you love to laugh? Then this book, my friends, is absolutely the one for you… (I love Laura’s books, read them all thanks!)

Destination Anywhere by Sara Barnard (out in July)

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Are you looking for another brilliant story? Do you sometimes feel a bit lost in your own world? Do you just wanna scream for freedom sometimes? Check out Peyton’s story… because it’s BRILLIANT. (hello, Sara Barnard fan girl here)

No Big Deal by Bethany Rutter

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Do you love a brilliant main character? Are you someone who wants to relate to a main character? Do you sometimes feel like there’s no stories about people like you? Read No Big Deal because it’s a MASSIVE deal. 

Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman

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Are you looking for a summery read? Do you seek a story about unlikely friendships? Do you need something that will make you cry but fill you with hope? I bring you this one… 

A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G.Drews

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Do you wanna meet possibly the cutest little sister in YA fiction? Do you wanna read a book that will break your heart, but know there’s a light at the end of the tunnel? Do you, like me, love a good cry? This story might break you, but trust me, it’s brilliantly done…

And that’s it! Those are my recommendations for you! You should definitely also check out Maggie’s other two books because they are BRILLIANT (and they’re so lush, like the lushest).

A massive thank you to Usborne for letting me be part of the blog tour for The Pieces of Ourselves! And thank YOU for stopping by!

Have you read any of my recommended reads?
Have you read The Pieces of Ourselves?
What books would you recommend based on The Pieces of Ourselves?

Talk to me in the comments! Speak to you all soon! Stay safe!

S x 

S4S – TBR FOREVER

Good morning!

It is our first #SixforSunday of April. How mad! I hope everyone is staying safe!

Now that we are in April, we are taking on our TBR and looking closely at it! The prompts for April are:

April: Taking on the TBR pile

5th: Book that have been on your TBR forever
12th: Recent additions to your TBR
19th: Books from your TBR that you predict will be 5*
26th: Books on your TBR because of someone else’s recommendation

Today’s prompt, as you can see above is,

Books that have been on your TBR forever

I’m not gonna lie, there are some books which have been on my TBR forever and might stay there forever. I’m very much a mood reader, so unless I’m in the mood to read a book, it’s not going anywhere! So which books have been on my TBR forever?

  1. The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas
    I know. I know. You knew this was coming. At least pretend to be shocked, will you?
  2. On The Come Up – Angie Thomas
    Again. You knew this was coming. Don’t judge me.
  3. A Darker Shade of Magic series – V.E.Schwab
    I own these books. I’ve been saying they’re on my TBR for a year now I reckon. I’ll get to them eventually.
  4. The Grisha trilogy – Leigh Bardugo
    I was super late to the Six of Crows party, but when I bought these I was all for reading them… and then I just never did. I will eventually.
  5. Station Eleven – Emily St. John Mandel
    I added this to my Goodreads TBR almost 5 years ago now. I own it. I’ll get round to reading it eventually, I’m sure.
  6. The Dark Wild – Piers Torday
    I read the first book in this series on the train home from YALC 3 years ago (I think) and it broke me. I don’t think I’ll ever be ready for more haha!

And that’s it… I do of course have loads of other books on my TBR, but these are the first 6 which came to my mind!

Remember to share your #SixforSunday posts with me! I love reading your posts! I can’t wait to shout at you all for not reading books I loved (ha!)

See you next week!

S x

 

 

BLOG TOUR: The Thirteenth Home of Noah Bradley

Morning friends!

How are you? It’s nice to see you here on a Saturday! I don’t normally post on a Saturday, so you’re in for a real treat today! 

Today, I’m part of the blog tour for The Thirteenth Home of Noah Bradley by Amber Lee Dodd. As the book is about a family escaping a curse, each blogger on this brilliant blog tour has the absolute priviledge of hosting a piece by Amber about a curse from history or fiction. 

The Curse of the Werewolf

Werewolves always tend to be my favourite characters in fiction. They are often gentle, smart and honourable men. From the cool and collected Oz from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, to the wise and brave Remus Lupin in Harry Potter, there are characters you root for. But come the full moon you really would be best advised to leave these guys alone. Their transformation from lovable heroes into huge wolf like creatures can be very scary. But how exactly do you become a werewolf?

Here are three things to avoid.

1)            Don’t get bitten by another werewolf

2)            Don’t anger a witch and get cursed

3)            Don’t drink rainwater out of the footprint of the animal

The Thirteenth Home of Noah Bradley by Amber Lee Dodd

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The Bradley family are constantly escaping from a centuries old curse which means that every home they ever live in is destroyed by a typhoon or flash flood that affects no other houses on the street, or they are chased out of town by a flock of persistent birds. They have just moved to their thirteenth house and Noah wants this one to work out – he’s got some good friends at school and desperately wants himself and his deaf brother Billy to put down roots. But the curse returns – so he must find a way to break it.

Released now! Check out online retailers – indie or otherwise – and get yourself a copy! I am very excited about this! 

Why don’t you keep tabs on the rest of the blog tour and find out which other curses Amber is talking about?

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S x

 

BLOG TOUR: Viper’s Daughter

Vipers Daughter: rich, incredible storytelling that will grip you from the get go.

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“For two summers Torak and Renn have been living in the Forest with their faithful pack-brother, Wolf. But their happiness is shattered when Renn realizes Torak is in danger – and she’s the threat. When she mysteriously disappears, Torak and Wolf brave the Far North to find her. At the mercy of the Sea Mother and haunted by ravenous ice bears, their quest leads them to the Edge of the World. There they must face an enemy more evil than any they’ve encountered.”

I was lucky enough to be invited on the blog tour for the brilliant new book Viper’s Daughter by Michelle Paver. There are a bunch of children at school who are HUGE fans of Michelle Paver, so when they heard I was getting the new one, they wanted in on the reviewing process! I’ll share my thoughts and then I’ll share their thoughts too! 

Viper’s Daughter is a wonderfully rich and thrilling story which takes you on a total adventure: from start to finish you are there and you feel it. You meet characters you’ll adore and you’ll go through what they’re going through. You’ll be scared with them and for them!

The story follows Torak, who starts the story angry and hurt by his friend Renn’s betrayal. He goes on a journey to find Renn because she’s his lifeline. He wants to discover why she ran away and betrayed him. He needs to know the answers to his questions. As he embarks on this journey for the truth and his friend, he encounters many different dangers, beyrayals, truths and secrets

Luckily, he’s not alone on his journey. He’s got his pack-brother Wolf with him. The two have a wonderfully close bond and their relationship with each other was wonderful to read. Wolf has to make some tricky choices in this story, but he does it for the good of Torak. The two definitely have a very firm bond with each other and there are moments when you realise just how well connected these two are. 

You can’t read this book and not be absolutely fascinated by the relationship between Renn and Torak. There were moments of sheer frustration for me because I just wanted to shake them and say “It’s fine”, but you understand as you go through WHY Renn left. Why she feels guilty and scared. Why she does what she does. Through the book they show brilliant courage, resilience and commitment to each other: they just want the other to be safe. That’s all they want and I think for me to read that was lovely. That’s all I want for my friends. Safety. Love. Warmth. There were definitely a few moments where I had a little cry! 

As a massive lover of a good fantasy world, I was yearning for a good bit of world building, and let me tell you, you get it droves here. There’s so much to get your teeth into here and you feel like you’re there. The writing is immersive without being suffocating. I know I can sometimes feel like I get lost in a world, but with this everything feels so real and well thought out. You never feel lost in the fascinating landscapes, or the lifestyles that the people live. You’d never find me visiting this land though… oh no! Far too cold for me! 

Viper’s Daughter is a proper success. It’s a compelling adventure into a bit of history that I don’t read often, and I’d love to go back. Your attention will be gripped from the first page and before you know it, you’ll be finished. You’ll be taken by the world, the characters and the cultures. 

Some short reviews from my kids:

“I loved that it was visiting back in historical times and it showed me so much more about how people lived back then without giving me too information. There were lots of questions I had about the Stone Age times and this book answered them for me. Plus, it was like a proper rollercoaster, I wasn’t sure what was going to happen next!”

“I liked that this book was short and snappy. Some books can be really long and boring, but this book was fun and quick. I didn’t think I would enjoy reading it as much as I did because I LOVED her other books so much that I was worried, but it was mint!”

“If you’re looking for an adventure that will take your breath away and make you want to travel back in time, this is the one for you!”

And that’s it from me! I hope you enjoyed my stop on the blog tour! Check out the rest of the stops on the blog tour! You are in for a treat! 

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S x 

BLOG TOUR: Fig Swims the World

Good morning! 

This morning I come to you with an absolute corker of a blog post from the wonderful Lou Abercrombie – author of the brilliant new book, Fig Swims the World.

When I received this book, I was totally over the moon. I’m a MASSIVE fan of swimming (It’s in fact one of the things that I’m going to try and get back into once we’re allowed to be back in the world with other human beings because it’s so good for me, both physically and mentally!) and I was over the moon when the publishers asked if I wanted to host a stop on the blog tour. So here, on publication day, I have the absolute joy of hosting a piece all about Lou’s list of open water swimming! 

Lou’s List of Swims

I’ve been swimming all my life, but my obsession with open water started in 2013. If there’s a lake, quarry or sea, I’ll swim in it!  Here’s a few of my most memorable:

  1. An iconic British swim – 2km around of Burgh Island

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Off the coast of South Devon, Burgh Island is a private island with an Art Deco hotel where Agatha Christie wrote two of her novels.  It was my first proper open water swim and while it was a straightforward router, getting used to the tide and the waves and the saltwater was hard.  This was my inspiration for Fig’s first swim – Dinosaur Island.

  1. An iconic canal swim – 2km round the Christiansborg in Copenhagen

This swim provided the inspiration for Fig’s 17th swim – the Mermaid Canal and I remember thinking about it as I was swimming. I have the best memories from completing this one, as I had my family cheering me along.  The elation and pride on their faces when I got out the water was wonderful.

  1. The Marathon swim – Dart 10K

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This is the hardest swim I’ve ever done.  Training 3-4 times a week, building up to 8km, was tough and took a lot of time, energy and willpower, not to mention how hungry it made me! It’s also my saddest swim, as I had no one there for me when I got out.  The emotion of completing something that I had worked so hard to do hit me and I ended up bursting into tears in front of a complete stranger!

  1. The Popular swim – 6.5km around Brownsea Island

This swim is so popular you have to set your alarm at 7a.m to register and even then, you might not get a place.  After several years of trying, I finally got to do it in 2019.  The day was gorgeous, with perfect weather conditions.  Unfortunately, I let myself get psyched out by all the amazing swimmers who stormed past me. Then my goggles leaked the whole way round and I got a terrible rash burn from my thermal top and wetsuit.  All of which spoilt my enjoyment of what could have been a beautiful swim.

  1. The cold swim – 7km down the River Wye

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The Wild Wye was an amazing swim.  From getting in the river and being pulled along by the current, to seeing other swimmers laughing, chatting and generally enjoying the opportunity to swim in such lovely surroundings. Unfortunately, I got too cold and started to panic. Even asked the SARA volunteers who were standing along the course whether I had blue lips.  I was freezing and by the time I got to the finish line, a rope leading up a muddy bank, I could barely walk and ended up letting out a crazy tribal roar as the emotion of getting there hit me.  I ended up in the First Aid tent wrapped in a silver foil blanket.   However, this time I had friends looking out for me.  It’s amazing what a difference that made…

  1. The World’s Oldest Swim – 4.5km Hellespont & Dardanelles

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This is what got me into open water swimming, because I liked the idea of saying that I’d swum between Europe and Asia, across one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes! The enormity of the challenge hit me when we took a ferry along the route and I realised how difficult it was going to be, given the currents and choppiness not to mention the idea of literally being stranded between two continents!

This was the inspiration for Fig’s final swim – the Cross Continental.

I of course have a list of swims I’d like to do one day, most of which were also the inspiration for Fig’s swims.  They include:

  • St Michael’s Mount
  • Swim the Arctic Circle
  • Oman Fjords
  • The Hurly Burly
  • Gozo to Malta sunrise swim

What an incredible story to read! As a massive fan of swimming myself, I’d love to take on an outdoor swim one day… I just don’t think I’m brave enough right now! Maybe one day… this has certainly inspired me to start thinking about it though! 

Massive massive thank you to Lou for writing this fascinating piece and to the publishers for asking me to be on the blog tour! Fig Swims the World is out TODAY! You can buy it online – be awesome, go buy it and support an indie bookshop!

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“Fig Fitzsherbert is good at a lot of things: making lists, playing the piano, advanced mathematics. But it’s never quite enough for her high-flying mother, who every New Year’s Day sets Fig an impossible resolution. So one year, Fig decides to set her own challenge instead: she’s going to swim her way round the world. There’s just one tiny problem … Fig can’t swim. Taking it one length at a time, Fig embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. But with her mother closing in, will she be able to keep her head above water and complete her challenge?”

Fig Swims the World by Lou Abercrombie, out TODAY from Stripes Publishing. 

S x

BOOKBLOG: Ben Miller

HAPPIEST OF RELEASE DAYS TO BEN MILLER! 

Following the success of his festive debut, The Night I Met Father Christmas, Ben Miller’s second book for children is a cautionary tale about black holes, time travel and broccoli.

‘Stories are often about a good person who does a Bad Thing, and this is no exception…’

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“Harrison tries his best to be good. He doesn’t steal, he always shares with his sister and he never cheats at board games, but Harrison also has a BIG flaw. He can’t control his temper! So when he’s given a black hole instead of a balloon at a party, Harrison jumps at the chance to get rid of everything that makes him cross. But when it’s not just things he hates that are disappearing into the black hole but things he loves, too, Harrison starts to realise that sometimes you should be careful what you wish for…”

As part of the release day celebrations, I was lucky enough to be asked by the brilliant publishers to host some content to help celebrate! 

Below you will find a sketch by the amazing illustrator Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini. The illustration is titled ‘Black Hole’ and I just think it’s brilliant. As someone who isn’t artistic, I am always in awe and wonder at illustrators doing their thing! I love getting behind the scenes of things like this, so to see it in its original form and then what it looked like as a finished product makes me so happy! It’s like a sneak peek into an illustrator’s sketch book! 

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Go follow Daniela on twitter @DJTerrazzini or on Instagram @danielajterrazzini.

I can’t wait to get this book. I really enjoyed Ben’s first book, so I have high hopes for this one! Out TODAY! Go treat yourself! Massive thank you to the publishers for inviting me to host these incredible images! 

S x 

March in books

Hello my lovely friends!

How are you all holding up? How is the world treating you? I hope you are looking after yourself and staying inside! I’ll be honest, it’s driving me a little bit mad, but we must do what we must do to keep ourselves and others safe.

Here we are. March is over. April is upon us. I’m here to share the books I read in March!

In March, I managed to read 13 books. 

I read 8 of them since the lockdown started. I was a little bit poorly, so I haven’t been able to go into work yet.

Do you wanna see what I read!?

Let’s start with YA

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All of these were sent from the publishers and let me tell you, they’re all bloody brilliant! I’ve written a review of Last Lesson already, with the reviews for the others coming in the next few weeks! Would recommend them all for very different reasons. There’s something for everyone!

Looking for something to make you laugh? Check out Pretty Funny.
Looking for a spooky, creepy read? Good Girls Die First is for you.
Wanna be shocked and enthralled? Get yourself Last Lesson.
Need a bit of dystopian escape from this world? Dive into The Good Hawk.

What about MG?

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Again, I was sent some of these from publishers and I purchased a few too! I loved pretty much all of these. There’s something for all kinds of readers in this pile. I’ve reviewed Evie in the Jungle and The Ghost Garden so far, with reviews coming for the rest of them in the coming weeks.

Love a bit of history? Check out Ghost Garden, The Vanishing Trick or The House of Hidden Wonders!
Are you on the hunt for a good mystery? You need to get Anisha, Accidental Detective or Mic Drop!
Do you love books about animals? Consider buying Evie in the Jungle or Pests!
Looking for a super satisfying quick read? You can’t go wrong with Isadora Moon or Willow Wildthing!

BOOKISH TARGETS

This year, I set my target 52 as usual. I’m aiming for 52 kids books alongside that. So yes, I realise I am almost there already, but I want to get to 52 kids books again! Will I change my Goodreads target? It’s SO SO unlikely.

GOODREADS: 48/52
52 KIDS BOOKS: 30/52

And that’s my March reading rounded up! Massive thank you to the publishers who send me proof copies of books: you guys know I love you a lot!

Did you have a productive March reading?
Are you reading more or less now that we’re inside a lot more?

What’s on your April TBR?

Speak to me! I’d love to know what you loved reading last month!

Stay safe, S x

#SixforSunday April banners

Hi friends!

I know it’s Tuesday and I’m posting a #SixforSunday post, BUT it’s me providing the banners for anyone who wants to use the same ones as me since a whole new month of prompts starts on Sunday! You don’t have to if you’re more creative than me, but you are more than welcome to!

Don’t forget April’s prompts are:

April: Taking on the TBR pile

5th: Book that have been on your TBR forever
12th: Recent additions to your TBR
19th: Books from your TBR that you predict will be 5*
26th: Books on your TBR because of someone else’s recommendation

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See you all on Sunday!

S x

A-Z of indoor activities!

Good morning!

Today is something a little bit different!

Today I’m sharing my A-Z of things to do indoors – this could be something for kids to tick off doing in the coming weeks! It could be something for parents to look at using with their kids for when they seem to be bored. I’ve included a pdf at the bottom of this blog post if you wanted to print off the list and tick it off!

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A – Alphabet games

There are loads of different games you can play with the alphabet: play one of the well known ones or come up with your own one! Get your children to make up the rules and have a lot of fun!

B – Board games

We all know we have board games in a box or a cupboard somewhere that we forget about and that come out at Christmas. Now is the perfect time to get them out. Introduce your children to a new one, or even make your own board game!

C – Colouring in

Good old colouring in! Can always be relied on.

D – Dance party

Put on some music and get your children to have a dance around. Dancing is brilliant for your mood!

E – Exercise

Get moving! Whether that’s going for a walk, doing some short Youtube videos or playing different games, don’t forget to keep moving!

F – Fancy dress/fashion show

Tell your children they’re putting on a fashion show. They have to get dressed up for different things (going to meet the queen, going to the park, a fancy dress party) and then get them to have a fashion show in your house!

G – Gadget time

Give your children some time on their gadget (whatever it is they have!).

H – Help around the house

Ask your children to help you doing jobs around the house. They could collect the bins, bring down the washing, make their beds, open the curtains: whatever it is, get your children to help you around the house (it’ll save you from doing it and gives them a sense of responsibility!)

I – Play i-spy

We all know how to play i-Spy! There’s loads of games like iSpy that you can play with your children. It’ll keep them thinking. You could play the colour version, the standard letter version or your very own version!

J – Jigsaws

Every house has jigsaws that (like the board games) get forgotten about. Jigsaws are great for children’s brain – doing them practises a lot of skills! Get out the jigsaws and get playing.

K – Kitchen time

Take your children into the kitchen and teach them how to cook something or get them to help you cooking. Kids love getting into the kitchen! Plus, there’s lots of different skills needed in the kitchen!

L – Learn something new

It might be a new language, a new dance, a new anything – learning new things is crucial! Try and get your children learning something new every day – it’s what they’d be doing at school.

M – Play make believe

Let your kids use their imaginations. Give them a cardboard box and tell them to turn it into whatever they want. A kids imagination is so important! Let them be silly!

N – Watch Newsround

Keep your children up to speed with what’s happening in the world in a way which is accessible for them. Newsround is a brilliant source of news for children. Talk to your children about what they saw and how they feel.

O – Build an obstacle course

Indoor or outdoor (if you have a space) an obstacle course can be a brilliant thing that keeps kids entertained for ages! They don’t need much, if anything to create an obstacle course!

P – Write a letter to a home penpal

Asking children to write a letter to someone far away might be a little bit tricky, but ask them to write a secret letter to someone in the house to leave around and let the person find it and they’d be all about it!

Q – Quiz time

Ask children to create their own quiz, or come up with a quiz for your children to do! A brilliant way to keep children’s brains ticking over. You can find loads online if you don’t want to come up with your own!

R – Reading

READ READ READ. Read together. Read to your children. Get them to read to you. Read quietly, read loudly, read in silly voices, read in silence. Just read. Read. Read.

S – Scavenger hunt

Hide something in one of the rooms of your house (or in the living room) and tell your children they have to go and find it. Either give them clues or tell them they have to find it. You could play hot and cold (hot being close and cold being nowhere near)

T – Tent building or fort building

Who doesn’t love a fort? All you need is a blanket, 2 different places to drape it from and voila! You have a fort. They could take their books, their colouring or their gadgets into their fort.

U – Use your brain

If your child has access to different Maths or spelling games (either from school or online), then give them time to do these things. If you’d like recommendations, let me know!

V – Visit a museum (virtually)

There’s loads of different museums, aquariums and zoos that you can visit virtually. Check out the websites for the different places and find out lots about different animals, history and geography!

W – Writing

Writing anything, anything at all, will be brilliant! Get them to write diaries, poems, stories, book reviews… whatever they want!

X – X marks the spot

Create your very own treasure maps – this is a super easy and fun activity to do with your children!

Y – Yoga

Do a bit of yoga. Brilliant for developing strength and balance. Loads of different videos on Youtube to help!

Z – Zzzzzzzzz

Have a nap or some quiet time. Time to be quiet is just as important as noisy time!

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If you found this blog post useful, let me know! I’d love to do more things like this. These different activities are available to download below:

A-Z of Indoor activities (Black and white)

A-Z of Indoor activities (Colour)

S x

S4S – Characteristics I’d love…

Hello #SixforSunday friends!

How are you all doing? How is social distancing/quarantine treating you? I hope you are all staying safe and apart from people where possible. I’m not going to lie, this week has been a tough one… but I hope that today’s post can bring you a smile!

Today’s prompt is quite an interesting one… I loved thinking about this! Today we are talking

Characteristics of characters we’d love

I think this is a brilliant little one to think about for someone like me cause I bloody LOVE a character. I am very character driven. So here we go with 6 characteristics of characters I’d love:

  1. Bravery: Peyton from Destination Anywhere by Sara Barnard
    This book isn’t out yet but it is BLOODY brilliant. Peyton shows some wonderful bravery in this book and I don’t consider myself very brave haha!
  2. Self-assurance: Emily from No Big Deal by Bethany Rutter
    You all know I have a massive amount of love for this book and this character. ENd of the story Emily is my inspiration. She’s brilliant and she’s wonderful.
  3. Tenacity: Utterly Thankless from Rumblestar by Abi Elphinstone
    We could all do with a bit more tenacity – I can be a bit meek sometimes, so to be a bit more like Utterly, that would be great.
  4. Playfulness: Bad Nana by Sophy Henn
    I can be quite a SERIOUS BUSINESS kind of person at times, but if I could be a bit more playful like Bad Nana, that would be great!
  5. Compassionate: Coach from Run Series by Jason Reynolds
    Now, I don’t think I’m NOT compassionate, but Coach is just FOREVER compassionate and I think I could be a bit more. We all could be a bit more Coach to be honest. I just think he’s amazing.
  6. Magic: any of the magic people
    I WANNA BE MAGIC SO BAD.

Is number 6 a cheat? Who knows! I JUST WANNA BE MAGICAL.

Hurrah for today’s prompt! I thought it was a whole load of fun! Let me know what characteristics you’d steal from your favourite characters. There’s loads more I could have (wit from Luvian Fen or Izzy O’Neill; charm from Jin; bouncebackability from Suzanne; kindness from Elliot) but I managed to keep it to six!

Don’t forget to share your post using the hashtag #SixforSunday. I can’t wait to see what you all want to steal!

See you next week for a new month of prompts!

S x