I’ve never done cross stitch before, but I might take it up now, just so that I can do this one as my first! It’s a cross stitch pattern which is available as a digital download PDF from Etsy from a shop called Plastic Little Covers.
Yes, me! I have finally joined the technological age (to be fair, I bought my first iPod 10 years after they were first available!) and I now have a Kindle. I haven’t chosen the Kindle over physical books, it will be easier for me to review other people’s books if I have read them on the Kindle 🙂
One of the authors who first got me interested in reading, besides Enid Blyton, was Paula Danziger. I found out about her books by going to the library, and the first book of hers that I read was Can You Sue Your Parents for Malpractice? Paula wrote more than 30 books, and her first release was The Cat Ate My Gymsuit in 1974.
Today (18th August) marks 70 years since Paula was born, but sadly she passed away in 2004, aged just 59.
It was Enid Blyton’s books that first got me into reading (this was back in 1985 when I was six), as my mum didn’t have much money, but she would be able to buy me Enid Blyton books from church jumble sales or car boot sales as there were plenty of stories to choose from.
My favourite Enid Blyton book was The Folk of the Faraway Tree, which is the third book in the Faraway Tree series. Even seeing the names Silky, Moonface and Saucepan Man on Wikipedia is making me feel all warm inside and I can see in my mind my white bookshelf with my Enid Blyton books on in my old bedroom (even though it’s my brother’s bedroom now and looks nothing like my old room!). It just shows how strong childhood memories can be, 30 years on.