What a whimsical week!

My goodness me it’s been a busy week in the world of ‘Whimsy Wood’! I’ve not had 1, not 2, but 3 schools request that my ‘Whimsy Wood’ series and I come visit them in the next month! On Thursday September the 25th, I shall be visiting Sutterton Fourfields C of E primary school and Swineshead St.Mary’s C of E primary school. I’ll be reading my 4th Whimsy Wood book, ‘Posie Pixie And The Fireworks Party’, to their KS1 children and we’ll be having book signings afterwards! On Tuesday October the 14th, I’ll be taking the morning assembly at Easton Royal Academy, Pewsey. I’m sure all these clever children will have some pretty brilliant questions to ask me and hopefully my ‘Whimsy Wood’ series and I will ignite their imaginations and create a love of nature. In preparation for these visits, Abela Publishing has now added complimentary colouring-in sheets on their website for parents, teachers and other such grown-up folk to download! Since I like sharing, please see the link below that will take you to these free (yes FREE!!) sheets!


Back in ‘Whimsy Wood’ itself, well it’s a constant hive of activity! ‘Humbug Hedgehog’ is busy foraging for worms, ‘Sonny Shrew’ is fiddling with a wonky wheel on his skateboard and ‘Mrs Spottisdowne the sparrow’ is up to her black beady eyes in sparkly silver thread, as she’s taking the hem up on ‘Violet Vole’s’ skirt! ‘Mrs Spottisdowne the sparrow’ is ‘Whimsy Wood’s’ Scottish seamstress, incase you were wondering! Since book 2, ‘Posie Pixie And The Lost Matchbox’, is written for this currently sunny month of September, I’ll share (I know, I really am too kind!) an extract with you from this book…..

‘Outside, the autumn sun was shining and the leaves on the woodland trees were changing from green to cherry reds and golden yellows. A choir of young chaffinches were practising their autumn songs and if you looked closely, you could just see the twitching whiskers, or disappearing tails of Mr and Mrs Dusty the dormice and their little ones.

The ivy in 'Whimsy Wood' that's currently flowering. These flowers provide nectar for wasps and other autumnal flying insects.

The ivy in ‘Whimsy Wood’ that’s currently flowering. These flowers provide nectar for wasps and other autumnal flying insects.

“It’s wonderful living here,” thought Posie to herself, as she skipped through Whimsy Wood admiring the ivy and gorse that were now in flower.’….

On that heavenly note, I shall leave you to mull over where Posie Pixie might be off to in Whimsy Wood and if you’d like to see more of this 2nd book, ‘Posie Pixie And The Lost Matchbox’, please see the link below where it’s featured currently on the ‘Being Author’ website. Alternatively, you can click on the green link on the right of this page for ‘book 2 on Abela Publishing’.


Wishing you all a wonderfully whimsical Wednesday! 🙂

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