To the live experience

To the live experience

We have enjoyed a live experience from Elbow, a favourite band on a number of occasions. I love their songs, especially for Guy Garvey’s poetic lyrics. During our first Elbow concert, he explained that ‘Mirror Ball‘ was inspired by the rush of a...
Hitching our Wagon

Hitching our Wagon

The Bookwagon rolls into the London Book Fair ’Its only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realise your true potential’ – Barack Obama This week the Bookwagon team has been at the London Book Fair at Olympia. The UK book trade’s...
Who can you trust for good advice?

Who can you trust for good advice?

My dentist shares his latest reading material while he scrutinises my teeth. This week, he talked about hoaxed material within the National Archives, how to test psychotic tendencies and the gut’s nervous system. I do not share his reading tastes or opinions but...
Choosing the path between the stars

Choosing the path between the stars

Making a choice Some years ago, we paced an aisle between cages of cats and kittens, choosing just one. There were representatives of every colour, breed and age of cat. So many cats were friendly and keen to engage. On our third, final agonising walk, a small cat...
A favourite but not a favourite

A favourite but not a favourite

Amongst the favourite books I do not really have is The Hueys in The New Jumper.  I have loved this title since it was first published. ‘The New Jumper‘ has been read with many children in different venues over the years. Always, their first reaction is...
The pass to personal freedom

The pass to personal freedom

Within a cranberry’s whiff of Christmas Day, Valentine red and chocolate eggs rolled into shop aisles. 2017 calendars hung about, while we had not begun to enter 2018 diary dates. January morphed into February, to an inevitable of Valentine’s Day refrain,...