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Today was predominated by attending a school selection appeal for our eldest and then me rather maturely sulking about the situation.

At the exact time I could have done with the medicinal properties of losing yourself in the wild I chose to hide away inside instead.  Silly really.

IMG_8316[1]Still, I amused myself by dressing Faith in her bumble bee nappy and entering one of the latest competitions from Bookstart.

This year’s National Bookstart Week was all about exploring nature and the outdoor world and they’ve put together a list of seven titles in particular that share that theme and you have until 11pm on June 27th, 2017, to enter to win a set.

CompBooksThe listed books are What a Wonderful World by Tim Hopgood (Oxford University Press), Kiki and Bobo’s Sunny Day by Yasmeen Ismail (Walker Books), A Busy Day for Birds by Lucy Cousins (Walker Books), Shark in the Park on a Windy Day by Nick Sharratt (Picture Corgi, Penguin Random House), Teddy Picnic by Georgie Birkett (Andersen Press), Look and Say What You See in the Countryside by Sebastian Braun (Nosy Crow) and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury (Walker Books).

Click here to enter.

BlanketAnd capturing the imaginations of young minds is so important in opening up the world to them isn’t it?  I was quite pleased when I realised Luke was using one of Faith’s blankets as a pretend river in the last couple of days showing that his recent boat trips have definitely made a lasting impression.  At least with a planned trip to the Lincolnshire Show tomorrow I’ll definitely be heading back out of the house and sharing the outside world with the minis again.

Are books your thing too?: Have you heard about Authors for Grenfell Tower?  The online auction is raising money for the British Red Cross London Fire Relief Fund for residents affected by the Grenfell Tower fire and lots include signed books, promises of naming characters in future titles and agent critiques.

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