Children’s Book Tuesdays :: Strong Girls

Hi! Welcome to the first of the Children’s Book Tuesdays link up {first Tuesday of every month}. Hopefully this becomes a thing! What children’s books have you been reading/writing/loving/quoting? We’ve been reading lots of books by, or about strong girls. And I think of it because I have two daughters, and although {or maybe regardless […]


The Thing About Everywhere

lek the netherlands

One week ago, we were cycling small streets of De Bilt. As we cycled past the ice cream shop, our local coffee shop and gallery, past the park towards the village, I realised I was going to miss this little place. I like it here. So much. We’d been living communally there for nearly six […]


Children’s Book Tuesdays

children's book Tuesdays

This week, England left the EU. Last week, they announced that the Guardian Children’s Books would no longer run. What is the world coming to? Sad face. I often come across blog posts and social media posts about children’s books, and thought I’d start a little monthly link up here – first Tuesday of every […]


Here’s what I know…

Here’s what I know… I hadn’t lain next to my six-year-old for a long time, because this is the year she became a Big Girl, and learnt to take herself to bed. Beside me, she whispers stories to herself. Urgent. Animated. Dialogue rapid and varied, as she swings between characters. Her narrator voice, too, is strong. ‘Go to […]


The land of the free

Technically, I am from the land of the young and free. And yes, I am rejoicing. But in these last few months in The Netherlands, I have felt more freedom than I ever felt in Australia. Perhaps it is the fact that I haven’t gotten around to connecting my phone, so unless I have access […]