Tonight I start my Christmas Gift Guides With the hardest gift to buy each year A gift for our daughter Who is no longer here Here are 10 ideas 10 Gifts for a baby in the sky At Christmas time … Continue reading
What were the highlights of 2011 for me? And were they as I expected at the beginning of the year? My sister’s wedding In February 2011 my little sister (Wee Sis) got married. It was a beautiful wedding and a … Continue reading
On Christmas Eve I became 21 weeks pregnant with Matilda May. My bump is ever increasing and seems to be much bigger at the end of a day. This was definitely the case on Christmas Day. I don’t think all … Continue reading
My Very First Christmas is a collection of Christmas stories especially for the very young. We bought this book for Esther and William last Christmas and it now has pride of place in our Christmas basket of books alongside old … Continue reading
One winter morning a little boy named James wakes up to find that everything outside has turned snow-white. Overjoyed, James rushes downstairs and into the garden, where he begins to build a snowman. James sleeps fitfully, and at midnight he … Continue reading
The Fourth King is The Story of the Other Wise Man written and illustrated by Ted Sieger. This is a fable that not only tells the tale of Mazzel, the fourth king. It is also a story that reminds us … Continue reading
The Big Book of Christmas is a compilation of stories, songs, scripts and rhymes chosen by Gaby Morgan. I love her collections, Read Me 1 and Read Me 2, and read them to Esther and William every day when they … Continue reading
As a fan of good old fashioned Tom and Jerry I love this book about two mice and their arch enemy ‘That Cat!’
Nick Butterworth is one of my favourite authors for young children writing Percy the Park Keeper and Stories Jesus Told among many others.
This story is a festive favourite that has all the makings of a Christmas classic to be enjoyed year after year by all the family.
Esther and William particularly like it as it does have an actual jingle bell attached to the book!
‘Tis Christmas Eve!
Dear Santa Claus will bring
his gifts tonight.
We’ll hang our stockings by the bed,
And wait until it’s light.
I wonder what he’ll bring for you,
And what he’ll bring for me.
Ah! There! It’s no use wondering,
You’ll have to wait and see!
Lottie and Jack are two little mice who love Christmas. There is only one thing that may ruin their special day … That Cat!
Angus the Cat is Lottie and Jack’s arch enemy. He steals their food and thwarts their plans. That Cat is trying everything that he can to ruin Christmas for the little mice.
Lottie and Jack seek advice from a wise old rat. On their way to see Ton-Chee they find a single sleigh bell. When their meeting with the old rat is over the two little mice head home smiling, together they have hatched a plan to save their Christmas.
They use the sleigh bell to make a pretty collar for Angus the Cat which means they would always hear him coming.
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells
Jingle all the way
Now Angus can’t sneak up on us
When we go out to play!”
A feast of festive funnies for all the family!
Merry Christmas x
In our last box from Toys R Us we received a Zapf Creation Patchy Dolly. Patchy is a plastic doll with a large head and pink hair. She is made for pre-schoolers and her main feature is that she has … Continue reading
This is a book that I remember from my early childhood. I am certain that one of my teacher’s in infant school used this book as a starting point for creating a Christmas display in our classroom and the distinctive … Continue reading