Saturday, May 14, 2022

Sometimes you just need some dancing chickens ...


Saturday, May 07, 2022

Magic and Glass and Penny Dolan

Pepper's Ghost (1862 Le Monde Illustre)

Join Penny Dolan over on The History Girls blog to find out more about where glass and magic meet.

Sunday, May 01, 2022

The Baby and the Bunny


Friday, April 22, 2022

Bats and Bluebells

This week I'm over on An Awfully Big Blog Adventure talking about Bluebells and Bats.

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Bananas Revisited

It's been over 3 years since I was in Jakarta last, and much has changed in the world since then. But some things have not: the swifts and the bats, the rain and the thunder, the feel of an evening breeze. And banana trees.

Join me over on the 26 Trees project page for a bit of banana nostalgia. 

Day's End and the Banana Tree, Jakarta (Akhir Hari dan Pohon Pisang, Jakarta)

Saturday, April 09, 2022

Top 30

Hey - thanks, Marianne Levy, for including Talking History in your round up of 30 of the best children's books for Easter on You can see what she has to say and the excellent company Talking History is keeping here.

Sunday, March 20, 2022


My new website is live! I'd love it if you could come on over and have a browse around, and if you had any thoughts on how it could be better, it'd be a real help. (You know how it gets, after a while, if you stare at something too long and you can't really see it any more ...)

You can find me here!