‘All the Christmases roll down toward the two-tongued sea, like a cold and headlong moon bundling down the sky that was our street…’
Celebrated poet, Dylan Thomas, recalls his own childhood with wit and magic in this beautiful children’s classic that has become one of his most popular works.
Dylan Thomas’s lyrical account of his childhood Christmases in a small Welsh town, featuring wolves, bears, hippos and Mrs Prothero’s cat, has become deservedly famous. This re-designed edition from Orion Children’s Books celebrates the centenary of his birth, and features brand-new artwork from illustrator Peter Bailey. This would make a beautiful gift edition of a classic work from one of Britain’s best-loved writers.
I have teamed up with Orion Children’s Books for a lovely giveaway. I have 3 copies of A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas to giveaway to readers of the gingerbread house.
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This has been quite a quiet week for us. We’ve stayed close to home, just trying to get through the days until half term.
My 4 year old had a brilliant school report. I know I’m totally biased but it was great to hear how well he’s settled into Reception. I was able to look through his workbooks where he had written about why he was special (because he can ride a bike) and what he wants to be when he’s older (an artist).
I baked some delicious lemon meringue cupcakes after finally getting my hands on a packet of the Orla Kiely branded Kerrygold butter.
My daughter and I have been enjoying Dinky Dancer. We’ve been to our third session and she’s dancing and joining in like a pro. She seems to be a bit of a Strictly fan too!
I finished embroidering my hexagons for Wild Olive’s Winter Stitching Club pattern. I love that weekends allow me some stitching time and I instagrammed the hexies as I finished them – there was a steady stream I started turning the embroidered pieces into puffy hexies and I’m hoping to finish my table mat this week.
We spent the morning at our local Farmer’s Market. There were slices of oreo chocolate cake consumed, sweet gingerbread house ornaments and Shipping Forecast postcards to purchase and the children exhausted themselves on the bouncy castle.
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