One of our good friends, Daniel Postgate, writes and illustrates children's books - and they are FANTASTIC (not just saying that because he's a friend.) His latest Smelly Bill Stinks Again is recently out and my children (ages 8 and 5) howl with laughter over it as they did with the original book Smelly Bill.
His illustrations are hillarious - the site of Aunt Bleach's knickers makes them giggle uncontrollably. The stories have a wonderful rhyming rhythm running throughout. My personal favourite is Engelbert Sneem and His Dream Vacuum Cleaner.
The story of bad man who steals children's dreams in the night. His illustrations are amazing and the story cleverly turns Sneem from bad to good in a funny twist of fate - a fantastic read! All of his books are
We're off to Holland for a few days to visit The Efteling Centre. A fantastic theme park based on fairy tales - a bit like Disneyland without the queues and commercialism. Dutch school holidays are usually different to the UK so it's not busy. Been once before, it's lovely - hence the return trip.
Hope to show piccies of a messanger bag I'm just finishing off when I return. Been wanting one for the summer and found some great fabric. I made up a pattern and it's actually worked! Here's a sneaky peak.