Book Signings & Botanical Gardens #LittleLoves

What a lovely week. I've been at Grimm & Co. again most days to help with the Easter holiday activities, but Thursday was extra special. We had a visit from Abi Elphinstone, who writes children's books, and Geraint came along with me to see Grimm & Co. for the first time. It's such a magical place so I couldn't wait to share it with him because I talk about it so much already. Seeing someone else discover all the little wonders inside is a wonderful experience. 

The talk from Abi Elphinstone was so inspiring and interesting. The children all loved it but so did the adults and it spurred me on to start writing the book that I've had brewing in my head for a while. All of Abi's books were on sale too so I picked up a copy of The Dreamsnatcher and she kindly signed it for me. I can't wait to read it, I've really got into reading children's books lately.

After the book signing, me and Geraint went to Tabby Teas cat cafe for the first time (I've got a whole blog post about that coming up though!) and then we had a lovely walk in the botanical gardens. The sun was properly shining for the first time in ages and we definitely made the most of the day. I love Sheffield's botanical gardens so much and Geraint was very interested in the bear pit. 

Here's what else I've loved this week...

I moved on to the second book in The Faraway Tree trilogy but I haven't had too much time to read it, so I'm still halfway through The Magic Faraway Tree. I'm tempted to put it on hold for a little while and start The Dreamsnatcher first though.

We started watching Mad Men on Netflix this week and I'm already hooked. As everyone knows, I absolutely love the 1950s and '60s, so the fashion and music in Mad Men is right up my street. I was a bit daunted by the number of seasons we had to get through but I don't see it being a problem now we've found out how good it is.

Lots of '50s and '60s music. I've switched up my car CD to Dreamboats and Petticoats because nothing puts me in a better mood when I'm driving to and from work, plus all the music in Mad Men matches that theme perfectly.

As it's been another week of Easter activities at Grimm & Co., I've been helping children make lots more edible fairy dust and witches' bonnets decorated with every craft material you can think of. One day I was having a coffee break and there was glitter floating in my drink, which just about sums the week up.

I think I'm going to have to get myself another dungaree dress because I've been living in the one I own almost every day. I also really want an ordinary pair of dungarees, just to mix things up a little.

and lastly...
I gave my flat a huge clean from top to bottom and tidied away all the clothes that had piled up waiting to be put away. It feels so good to have everything spick and span (even if it doesn't last long).

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  1. Grimm and co is such a fantastic place the kids activities for easter sound fab i must remember for next take my two very soon. Xx

    1. It's wonderful for children, everyone who's been in the Easter holidays has loved it xxx

  2. I love the sound of Grimm & Co!
    I loved the Faraway Tree books as a child. Can’t wait to read those and the Wishing Chair books with my children.x

    1. You should visit when you're next back up here! I'm sure Charlotte and Benjamin would love it xxx

  3. Love a clean space - I had a bit of a spring clean out this week too. I've not read anything by Abi Elphinstone but have heard her books are fantastic and loved by all. Sounds like you had a lovely day in the sunshine too! Enjoy the rest of your week xx

    1. She was so inspiring to listen to so I'm looking forward to reading her books! Hope you had a lovely week too xxx

  4. Sounds like you've had a wonderful week! Oh isn't Mad Men fantastic? I'm debating starting it all over again! x