Playing Shop!

I have always had a secret dream to run my own shop and last weekend it (sort of) came true when I had my own stall at Thriplow Daffodil Weekend & Country Show, selling my books and other things I’d make like a colouring-in posters, treasure hunts and scavenger hunts! Thanks to my big sister for helping me out all weekend and thank you to everyone who visited us. It was an enjoyable learning experience!

A Royal Thank You!

I am really pleased to receive a thank you letter from Kensington Palace! I sent a copy of my book ‘Exploring Cambridge’ to the Duchess of Cambridge for her children. I thought they might be interested! 


Some wonderful ‘crazy bike’ designs

I paid a visit to the wonderful Bellbird Primary School in Sawston last Friday to do a presentation and book reading, followed by a workshop for children to ‘design their own crazy bike‘. Here are some of the fantastic ideas they came up with. I was bowled over by their enthusiasm and creativity! Thanks Bellbird staff and children for welcoming me!

A good but crazy week!

The books arrived last Friday and I sent out a news release on Tuesday. By the end of the day on Wednesday I had been interviewed by Cambridge News, BBC Look East and Cambridge Independent! I didn’t really expect to hear back from anyone so it was wonderful that they were interested and a little scary too!  Thanks to everyone for your positive feedback and for taking an interest. You can now buy a copy from and from Navy Daisy on Sawston High Street. Phew! I think we need a holiday!

Treasure Hunt

A big thank you to my kind friends and their families who road tested my treasure hunt recently. The feedback was much appreciated and the treasure hunt is now improved and ready to download on the ‘fun stuff’ page. Some well deserved chocolate for the treasure hunters!

The biggest pumpkin in Cambridge!

Have you seen this? I spotted this huge pumpkin in Cambridge Farmers’ Outlet on the corner of Regent Street and Lensfield Road. It is the biggest pumpkin they have ever had in the shop. It is about as wide as the door!

There are signs of Halloween popping up all around Cambridge with a shop in the Grafton Centre dedicated solely to all things scary and spooky and cob webs appearing in shop windows. A little further afield is Lidgate Farm in Isleham which has a pumpkin patch where children can pick their own pumpkins. I have heard the cakes are good too!




Autumn colour at Cambridge University Botanic Garden

The Cambridge University Botanic Garden looks stunning at this time of year with beautiful shades of yellow, red and copper announcing that autumn is well and truly here. We saw loads of amazing flowers as well and the children had a good run around followed by cake and hot chocolate in the fantastic Garden Cafe. The annual Apple Day is coming up on Sunday 22nd October for all things appley as well as crafts and live music. A great family day out.