One thought on “Day 67: In which I talk about books, more mending, and a bee named Honey.

  1. Caz

    Hi Melody,
    You could always sew a tiny stitch to make your buttonholes on the beige cardigan smaller. It would be easier than changing the buttons!
    My children loved the Swallows and Amazons books by Arthur Ransome. They are about children in the 1930’s in the uk Lake District. They sail little boats and camp on an island and map the hills and try to discover gold and sail an ice yacht to the end of a frozen lake . They are exciting and Galen and Mari might enjoy them. Other favourites for Mari are The railway children and Five Children and It by E Nesbit, The Borrowers by Mary Norton and one for Seraphina…The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson. This is such a delightful story. Do try and get hold of it. The baby owl, called Plop because he hasn’t learnt to fly properly yet, is scared of the dark and his mummy tells him “You are only afraid of it because you don’t know about it” so she sent him off to talk to people about it. He learns that the Dark is exciting on Bonfire night (we have fireworks on November 5th in the uk), Dark is fun, Dark is wonderful with an astronomer, dark is kind (it hides the old lady’s wrinkles etc). It’s a lovely book. Not a bit scary and most children here read it in school age 6 or 7 (or have it read to them usually). I hope you can find a copy. It was written in 1968 but has stood the test of time.

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