A message from the Muppets

So you know it must be true.  The internet can be overwhelming, especially social media. Remember to take some time for yourself. Read a book, play a game, listen to music, something that makes you feel happy. Your mental and emotional health are important. Take care of yourself

PERFECT POEM for the first day back at work

After a wonderful weeks holiday, today I landed back into my ‘real life’ with a thud.  Thankfully, the perfect poem crossed my path via Twitter.  To Do List by Brian Bilston  delay; defer; equivocatemake some tea; procrastinatelook at Twitter; stroke the catreadjust the thermostat dawdle; dither; hem and hawfill the kettle; chew my jawwrite nine … Continue reading PERFECT POEM for the first day back at work


By post. About a fortnight ago actually but don’t want to be left out of todays excitement!  While I try to be all ‘I don’t care who you vote for, just vote!’, I do care. A lot. Way too much, in fact.  And I’ve not been particularly subtle about that in the past (apologies to … Continue reading VOTED!

David Okuwale

Solidarity “David Oluwale. A British citizen, he came to Leeds from Nigeria in 1949 in search of a better life.”“Hounded to his death near Leeds Bridge, two policemen were imprisoned for their crimes.“‘The river tried to carry you away, but you remain with us in Leeds’ Caryl Philips.”Blue Plaque

Happy Star Wars Day!

Library love

My cousin shared this on Instagram and I love it! In fact I’ve some books to return to the library this week!

Refugees not criminals


#LBCWSwan – May and June picks

Our next two #LBCWSwan books are as follows: 8th May - The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow12th June - The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey The Once and Future Witches by Alix E Harrow In 1893, there's no such thing as witches. There used to be, in the wild, dark days before … Continue reading #LBCWSwan – May and June picks

A poem shared by my mum

Earlier this week, my mum sent me a poem called You Are Enough by Sarah Crossan. It’s from a book that a beloved family friend had wanted to share, but sadly, we lost her last year. Her son brought it over as a belated Christmas present and it is such a wonderful gift! This poem … Continue reading A poem shared by my mum

Proper bookshop

Today has been such a lovely hectic day. We have had a lot of fun in that there London and one of the highlights was visiting this gorgeous book shop called Hatchard. We a lovely half hour exploring and delighting in their displays, the wide selection and the wonderful atmosphere.  And of course I went … Continue reading Proper bookshop