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It’s Chriiisstmaaas

Christmas is a busy time for everybody - so much to sort and plan. Presents to buy, wrap and send, Christmas cards galore, parties and activities at school, it's all happening at this time of year. We unknowingly added to this mayhem by getting married on the 21st December: although 12 years ago, ... READ the POST

Friday Fiction – Henry Haynes and the Great Escape

Welcome to Friday Fiction. I have a real treat for you this week. Children's author Karen Inglis has kindly provided an extract from her book Henry Haynes and the Great Escape. It comes complete with beautiful illustrations - these feature in the book itself. I hope you enjoy it. The link is open ... READ the POST

Spotlight on Gluten Free Flours – Quinoa

Quinoa (also known as Chenopodium quinoa) is an ancient grain that was first cultivated in the Andes by the Incas. Although not actually a grain (it is related to beetroot, chard and spinach), quinoa is eaten as though it were one, hence the label of pseudo-cereal. This nutrient-rich seed crop ... READ the POST

Replacing the Humble Tin of Tomatoes – Nomato Sauce

  Pasta sauces with hidden vegetables, lasagne, chilli and casseroles, the list of dishes that include that cupboard staple, the tin of plum tomatoes, is endless. These are hearty, healthy family meals too and ones that kids will actually eat. So what do you do when you can't eat ... READ the POST

One Moment to Mark a Lasting Change

Have you ever stopped to think about a moment in your life that changed everything? Whether it changed you as a person, the course of your life or those around you, that one moment was such a significant one that you will never forget it. This is what I thought about when I wrote this piece: It’s ... READ the POST

Friday Fiction – Using Prompts To Develop Your Story And Characters

Welcome to Friday Fiction and thanks for stopping by. If you want to read some fiction, share some work, get help with something you are working on, meet new people, you have come to the right place. You will find a blue frog at the bottom of this post. Click on this to add your own link and then ... READ the POST

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"Nicola encourages the children to think about things in different ways and to be more creative and descriptive in their...
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"Nicola encourages the children to think about things in different ways and to be more creative and descriptive in their writing style."
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