Through the Woods

"What a fine night! What a good walk! I knew the wolf wouldn't find me!" "Oh, but you must travel through those woods again & again..." said a shadow at the window. "and you must be lucky to avoid the wolf every time..." "But the wolf... ...the wolf only needs enough luck to find you … Continue reading Through the Woods

Peter Pan (and Wendy)

This week's reading is the first requested one! Thank you Marieke, and I hope you enjoy this piece of Neverland. On these magic shores children at play are for ever beaching their coracles. We too have been there; we can still hear the sound of the surf, though we shall land no more. Who doesn't … Continue reading Peter Pan (and Wendy)

The Secret Garden

It is inevitable that at some point each year, I find myself with this book in my hands. Whenever I need a pick-me-up for some undefinable reason, or I find myself dulled to my surroundings, this wonderful book is surified to make me glow and feel good for weeks on end. Every time I finish it (which is always too soon), I get filled with the urging need to go outside and breathe, to play and be merry in ways that I wrote off when I "grew up".