we interrupt this silence for a brief message

I read somewhere once that it was terribly poor form to start a blog post with an apology for the silence. Now, whenever I feel I've let one too many days slip by without blogging, I'm paralysed for how to start, since apparently I can't start with an apology. On such quibbling social anxieties my […]

again the week vanishes out from under me

the good Squawk has graduated away from Duplo and on to "little Lego" or "big girl Lego", as she calls it. Or, as I call it, the proper stuff. I mean, Duplo is surprisingly versatile for its size, and I'm sure you've all seen my attempts at robots and towers and dinosaur cars over the […]

cherry crow children giveaway

I'm not entirely sure how I missed the news (I blame the recent haze of plague infecting my household), but I have only today realised that Cherry Crow Children is listed as a Goodreads giveaway! There are three copies available, and the giveaway is open until 7 August: so go forth and enter, and let […]