Frog and Toad books. There’s a great story about frog and toad going sledging in the snow. Just right for all the snow we have here at the moment.
Diary of a Wombat This is a simple and funny little tale for the younger ones. Heleyna loves it and Avila often reads it to her.
Charlie Needs a Cloak. Another good winter story for Heleyna. It’s by the children’s favourite author Tomie DePaola.
Brother Jerome and the Angels in the Bakery Just a lovely story with beautiful illustrations about a monk who has a bakery to help make the monastery make ends meet. Rona loves this story as he wants to be a baker.
I have given Avila my old Kindle, and have a Paperwhite for me now which is brilliant in all sorts of light from dark to bright sunlight. It’s a touch screen which I was unsure about at first because of my peripheral neuropathy. I wasn’t sure the screen would recognise my fingers but it’s been fine most of the time.
Keeping secrets in our house is nigh on impossible – (which I suppose is ok really because I don’t approve of secrets; they always end with biting someone) – but anyway, dear old Ronan has found out that he is getting a Kindle for his birthday.
At the moment he and Avila are sharing my old one.
She is reading E.Nesbit’s(opens list) The Phoenix and the Carpet which I read to them as a read aloud some time ago. She also has Tom’s Midnight Garden for quick reading. She read it to me ages ago now.
What the adults are reading:
I am reading Les Miserables which I read years ago and can’t remember well. Iona has seen the film and thinks we should go too.
I am also reading The Silmarillion which, like Les Mis I haven’t read for many years. Nice to go back to these things.
Al is reading Dorothy Sayers Strong Poison on the train as he goes to and from work.
Iona is reading Daphne du Maurier’s The King’s General. She’s a big Daphne Du Maurier fan.