Tag Archives: loft treasures

Loft treasure no.8 – ABC, 123, and some vintage rhymes

I haven’t posted about my loft treasures for ages and what better time to reintroduce them than for my one hundredth post?!  When I first started this blog nearly a year ago I didn’t think I’d get past one post, let alone up to a hundred, and it took me quite a few months to […]

‘The Mousehole Mice’, by Michelle Cartlidge (and some special loft treasure too!)

It’s been a while since I posted about any of my loft treasures, though hopefully the wait will have been worthwhile as the book from my childhood that I’m sharing today is just soooooo lovely! ‘A Mouse’s Diary’, by Michelle Cartlidge (published by Picture Lions) This was one of my very favourite books EVER.  The detail […]

Someone else’s loft treasure!

After a recent meeting at the Oxfam bookshop about my storytelling sessions, I allowed myself a quick browse of their children’s bookshelves.  Fifteen minutes later, I was staggering home under the weight of several gorgeous discoveries, one of which was a book that made me literally squeeeeeeeeal with glee. ‘My Book of Country Life’, published […]

‘Keeping’ books

This might well be my shortest post ever (famous last words, I know) but I just *had* to share this endearing habit that both C and H possess and which makes me smile every single day! M and I read to the boys every evening (and I often read to them during the day as […]

Christmas loft treasure no.5 – ‘Christmas’, by Jan Pieńkowski

I’m not enough of a wordsmith to describe just how elated I was when I discovered this book – the last festive loft treasure I’m sharing this week – among the boxes in Dad’s loft.  This book, beyond all the others I owned, epitomised Christmas for me (dare I say it, even more so than […]

Christmas loft treasure no.4 – ‘Mog’s Christmas’, by Judith Kerr

This gorgeous book was among my own loft treasures, but I know Judith Kerr’s delightful protagonist will be familiar to people of many different ages as well. This particular adventure of Mog’s details how she feels about the Thomas family’s Christmas preparations (to sum up: not a fan) but this is nothing compared with how […]

Christmas loft treasure no.3 – ‘The Friendly Beasts: an old English Christmas Carol’, by Tomie dePaola

This book is based on an old English carol, the sheet music for which can be found at the back of the book: It is one of the very few of my loft treasures where I can say that I don’t actually remember the story (or in this case, lyrics) at all.  I vividly remember […]