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I first encountered this book as a kid, lurking on the bookshelves at The Davids – family friends who also introduced Tom and me to Richard Scarry and Josephine Tey (and Jacob’s Sheep and Laphroaig).
Short enough for an under-10 to read over a weekend, and deceptively categorised as a ‘children’s novel’, this slim (5mm) gem of a story (with great illustrations by Fritz Wegner) is a gentle lesson in tolerance and co-existance, between individuals and families, nations and races.
One to read, read and read again – to yourself and to nephews and neices – in fact any ‘kid’ of any age you know.
I’ve still got my (battered) copy, 45p RRP and still going strong if you want to borrow it……
DIY Ben & Jerry’s – Your very own taste of Heaven in an ice cream cone
Ice cream fans, this is a must.
‘Stuff’ (chopped up twix, fruit, lurid green food colourant)
One Ice cream maker (A Capital Investment for any kitchen)
An ability to convert from US ‘Cups’ into pints/millilitres/whatever
….and you will have the wherewithall to create endless tubs of your very own Ben & Jerry’s icecream and sorbets. All in under an hour.
Tasting is believing.
An extremely aptly named book
Frustratingly “Not Yet Published” according to Amazon, even though I spent many a happy childhood hour glueing together models of BusyTown, colouring in taxis and fire engines and reading the adventures of Lowly Worm.
Perfect activity book present for primary school age kids, and is guaranteed to keep them (and you) occupied come rain or shine.
Amazon might not stock it, but FarawayCards do….