Category Archives: children

The Grampire, Darth Vader and the Wicked Witch

O wad some Pow’r the giftie gie us To see oursels as ithers see us! It wad frae mony a blunder free us, An’ foolish notion: What airs in dress an’ gait wad lea’e us, An’ ev’n devotion! Robert Burns: … Continue reading

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Christmas with the small dog…

Santa came! With loads of chickeny treats and balls… and a big, long furry snake that squeaks everywhere! I learned what it was called in three goes too! Then we had a walk in the dark, and that’s always fun … Continue reading

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The Advent Calendar – a short story from Geoff Le Pard

Reblogged from Tangental: ‘What is it, Mum?’ Emily Smith, 14 looked up from her book. Gilly, her mother, said, ‘A parcel from Uncle Augustus.’ ‘Who is Uncle Augustus?’ ‘I don’t really know. Someone on your father’s side. Do you remember … Continue reading

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Ani’s Advent archives – A Visit

Reblogged from Ani’s Advent last year… Dear Santa… ‘Twas a fortnight till Christmas And all through the flat Not a creature was stirring She’s glad about that… She’d had quite enough Throwing balls for the day And had told me … Continue reading

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Ani’s Advent Invitation: The poetic Ape

Okay, I admit, I am a bit confused. I’ve had letters to Santa, Christmas poems and stories from two-legses and four-legses… even from a two-legs who is also a four-legs… but this one is from a two-legs who is almost … Continue reading

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The Tale of the Curious Scarecrow – A children’s story by Gregg Savage

A children’s story reblogged from Gregg Savage – Daily Tales: Once upon a time, in a cornfield very far away, there lived a very curious scarecrow. In fact, he was so curious that he would often make his friends irritated … Continue reading

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The small dog’s Advent invitation: Send Ani your letters to Santa…

Last year in December, Ani, the infamous Small Dog, wrote to Santa, every day for Advent. It seemed to work, as she got her wish… This year, her wish is different… she would like to invite her friends to join … Continue reading

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