Out on a limb, doing the unthinkable. Offering them something ‘real’ to read…

Since the amazing Harry Potter phenomenon, it seems that there has been nothing to offer 11-16 year olds to read other than magic, fantasy, or teens killing each other off… all very cool, but what happened to real characters in real situations? Are books with believable characters really dead now? Do we really have to […]

The Little Gem On My Desk

I was given this little gem of a lamp, years ago, by my husband’s aunt, who knew I loved ancient history and archaeology. She was given it by a friend of hers, who apparently found it on a dig in Cheshire in the 1960’s. Apart from it’s cute, delicate, distinct ‘Bee Hive’ style, which seems […]