Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Lent begins next week on Ash Wednesday, 1st March. Traditionally Christians used to give up rich foods such as butter, eggs and fats during this time to commemorate the 40 days and nights that Jesus spent fasting in the wilderness, resisting temptation. In order to use up all of the forbidden foods, Churchgoers would make pancakes on Shrove Tuesday. In a rather different approach, nowadays I am more likely to stock up on extra food for Pancake Day, eat the pancakes and then not give up the food for Lent (well I never eat eggs anyway!). This does however show how our attitudes to food have changed.
Tuesday, 21 February 2017
|Billy in the mysterious forest looking into a Minpin’s window|
Copyright Quentin Blake
As a huge Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake fan, I am so excited to share this news with you all. This autumn, Roald Dahl fans can complete their collection with a brand-new edition of Roald Dahl’s final children’s book, The Minpins, reimagined by Quentin Blake.
Publishing in an exciting hardback edition featuring Quentin’s iconic black-and-white illustrations, the book will have a ‘new’ title. Billy and the Minpins was a title Roald himself contemplated in an early draft of his story. This title celebrates Billy as the quintessential Roald Dahl child hero that he is, and puts him on equal footing with the likes of Charlie, James and Matilda.
On our second day with Dodge the Dog, we drove to Freshwater West, a stunning Pembrokeshire Beach which was used as the backdrop for both Robin Hood and also Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Freshwater West was temporarily home to Dobby's Shell Cottage and fans still make the pilgrimage to see Dobby's place of rest today.
Monday, 20 February 2017
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