Our Top 8 Literary Holiday Wishlist

As a bookish family, we like to tie a reading connection into our holidays where possible and love visiting the haunts of famous authors.  Here are our 8 dream literary destinations. 1. The Fairytale Route…

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10 Tips for Planning a Successful Visit to the Hay Festival

Imagine a whole site dedicated to books – a programme filled with talks by your favourite authors, the biggest bookshop tent ever, deckchairs made for lounging, fresh food from all around the world…well that’s the…

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Our Phizzwhizzing Day Out at the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

When I was younger I loved Roald Dahl’s stories and it’s been great fun to read them again with Little M so our visit to the Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden has been on…

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How I Choose My Holiday Reads

I’ve been thinking about this question a lot recently as we’re due to go on holiday to the Isles of Scilly soon and I want to make sure that my travel reads are as satisfying…

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What to Expect from a Writing Retreat

Going on a writing retreat is pretty daunting if you’ve never been on one before, and doubly nerve-wracking if you’re thinking of going on your own, but don’t be scared!  I’ve been retreating for six…

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