A Miracle on Hope Street

A Miracle on Hope Street by Emma Heatherington is probably one of my favourite Christmas books ever. Ruth Ryan seemingly has it all but feels the loneliest person in the world. Yes, sound familiar? Finding out that one random act of kindness from her past altered someone's future, made Ruth take a decision that would alter … Continue reading A Miracle on Hope Street

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15 Free & Budget Christmas Gift Ideas for Teachers

Have you noticed how children have more and more teachers now? Your child may be in a pre-school or nursery where there are 6-8 teachers who all interact with your child. Even in an infants school, there could be up to 6 teachers and assistants. Having lots of staff is lovely for your children as … Continue reading 15 Free & Budget Christmas Gift Ideas for Teachers

28 Random Acts of Kindness for Christmas

Originally written for Blogtober but there's no need to wait for Christmas or an occasion to be kind. Here are 4 weeks worth of Random Acts of Kindness. There are 28 different ideas that don't have to cost very much or anything at all. Let me know if you try any. Why should we do … Continue reading 28 Random Acts of Kindness for Christmas

7 Ways to Celebrate World Post Day

Today is World Post Day. It was originally set up to bring an awareness of the services that mail delivery companies from all over the World provide to both homes and businesses. Over 150 countries take part and some use it as a time to treat their staff for good work. Who remembers that feeling … Continue reading 7 Ways to Celebrate World Post Day

World Smile Day – Could you Compliment a Random Stranger?

I love to people watch, as do most of us I think. During a recent trip to Long Beach California, my husband and I were taking a breather in the shade. I was checking out this lady who was facing the other way talking on her phone. Her long hair covered her face but she … Continue reading World Smile Day – Could you Compliment a Random Stranger?

Natural Born Carers and Healers

I've recently written about a series of books I've read by Debbie Johnson called the Comfort Food Cafe. The owner of the cafe and matriarch of Budbury is called Cherie Moon. I don't know about you but when I'm reading I can often identify certain character traits with people I know in real life. My … Continue reading Natural Born Carers and Healers

The Comfort Food Cafe by Debbie Johnson #BookReview

"The Comfort Food Cafe is perched on a windswept clifftop at what feels like the edge of the world, serving up the most delicious cream teas; beautifully baked breads, and carefully crafted cupcakes. For tourists and locals alike, the ramshackle cafe overlooking the beach is a beacon of laughter, companionship, and security – a place … Continue reading The Comfort Food Cafe by Debbie Johnson #BookReview