I remember the yearly outing to Pleasurewood Hills when I was a little girl (quite a few decades ago) with my family and it was the highlight of the summer holidays. We used to get so excited driving up to the entrance and it really was something to look forward to. Read more
I don’t bother making New Year’s resolutions but there is a feeling within me when a new year starts, a feeling of wanting to create a new mindset and wanting to have a new goal for the coming year. Out with the old and in with the new mentality. Read more
I have been nominated to list our top 5 childhood books thanks to @kidsstoryworld please do check out her blog here.
This is a tough one as I always had my head stuck in a book in those glorious years before children when I actually had time to lose myself in the pleasures of reading, so it is going to be very hard to choose just five.
Before the age of technology and instant messaging there was nothing better than getting into a really good book and I will try and encourage my children to keep reading and give the screen time a break every now and again.
I would also like to get back into reading books once my children are a little less dependent and I get my weekends back.
My top 5 childhood books
- Matilda by Roald Dahl – what a classic. I loved this book and it is now currently in my sons book case. I could have picked any of his books as he was such a fantastic writer, I would love to have half his imagination. However, I do remember spending hours staring at objects willing them to move.
- Funnybones by Janet and Allan Ahlberg – This brings back lots of memories for me, I used to keep it in my bedside cabinet and read it every night before bed. The illustrations were brilliant and I must get in my parents loft to see if we still have it somewhere.
- Goosebumps by R.L. Stine – Me and my friends used to love reading these books, we used to play libraries and swap them around with each other. These books were always a great read which reminds me of….
- Point Horror Books by various authors – I had every single one of these!! I think I only got rid of them when I was in my late 20’s and I wish I had kept them now. Funhouse, The baby-sitter, The Snowman, Beach house and The Lifeguard to name but a few, these books were on my birthday and Christmas list year after year.
- Black Beauty by Anna Sewell – I remember reading this book as it had a lovely hardback green cover. I think I car-booted this when I was about 19 and I am so gutted I didn’t keep it. A great story by an author who was born in the same town as I was!
So great reminiscing about the books from my past, makes me realise I should have held onto all my books as I would love to pass them onto my children now.
What are your top 5??
Thank you so much to the lovely @almost_sane_mom for nominating me for the Liebster Award. Please do check out her blog here.
If you haven’t heard of the Liebster Award, it’s an award designed for bloggers to get to know other bloggers and in general for the blogging community to support each other. If you’re interested in learning more, check out The Official Rules for the Liebster Award 2017. Read more
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