The Queen Bee – A Fairy Tale by the Brothers Grimm

The Queen Bee – A Fairy Tale by the Brothers Grimm

The Queen Bee – A Fairy Tale by the Brothers Grimm –  ONCE upon a time two King’s sons set out to seek adventures and fell into such a wild kind of life that they did […]

Tiny Tim – The Story of A Christmas Carol

Tiny Tim – The Story of A Christmas Carol

An old miser with a heart of stone, the spirits of Christmas past, present and future, and a small miracle on Christmas day.   Tiny Tim – The Story of A Christmas Carol – Retold by […]

The Story of King Frost – A Winter Tale

The Story of King Frost – A Winter Tale

  A little girl lost in the cold, the King of the red-noses, and a dress all glittering with silver and gold.   The Story of King Frost – A Winter Tale – THERE was once […]

Tweeny Bunting – A Fairy Story

Tweeny Bunting – A Fairy Story

The short tale of a lost fairy, the land of snows, and a job with Jack Frost.   Tweeny Bunting – A Fairy Story – Tweeny Bunting was a lost fairy. There are many good things […]

The Wooing of Pomona – An Autumn Story

The Wooing of Pomona – An Autumn Story

  The Keeper-of-All-the-Orchards-in-the-World, a shape-shifting lover, and an abundance of beautiful autumn fruit.   THE WOOING OF POMONA – An Autumn Story –   ONCE upon a time, in the happy days of old, Vertumnus, Keeper-of-All-the-Orchards-in-the-World, […]

In the Bleak Midwinter – A Christmas Carol by Christina Rossetti

In the Bleak Midwinter – A Christmas Carol by Christina Rossetti

Christina Rossetti was an English poet who wrote a variety of romantic, devotional and children’s poems – best known for her works Goblin Market, Remember, and the Christmas carol, In the Bleak Midwinter. In honour of her birthday, we’d […]

The Underground Workers – An Estonian Fairy Tale

The Underground Workers – An Estonian Fairy Tale

A lost peasant, a cave of hidden treasures and a very strange dream. The Underground Workers An Estonian Fairy Tale ON a bitter night somewhere between Christmas and the New Year, a man set out to […]

Sunshine Stories – Wonderful Reads for the Summer Months

Sunshine Stories – Wonderful Reads for the Summer Months

[Updated April 2022] This reading list is packed full of tales ready to whisk you far far away – even if you’re only in your garden. Whether you’re going away or not, these lovely books are […]

A Spring Reading List – Best Books to Read for Spring 2020

A Spring Reading List – Best Books to Read for Spring 2020

After what seems like the longest winter ever, the sun is shining, and Spring is finally upon us! We’ve sorted a Spring Reading List full of books inspired by flowers, new releases to get stuck into, […]

Sing a Song of Pancakes – A Poem for Pancake Day

Sing a Song of Pancakes – A Poem for Pancake Day

SING A SONG OF PANCAKES Sing a song of pancakes, Sizzling in the pan; One for Jack and Alice, One for me and Ann. Jack has tossed his pancake, Aren’t we having fun? Ann is watching […]

Mother Holle – A Grimm Fairy Tale

Mother Holle – A Grimm Fairy Tale

The story of two daughters, a bloody spindle, and an enchanted land at the bottom of a well.   Mother Holle – A Grimm Fairy Tale –  ONCE upon a time there was a widow who […]

Old Frost and Young Frost – A Lithuanian Fairy Tale

Old Frost and Young Frost – A Lithuanian Fairy Tale

A wintry tale of youthful arrogance, a frozen Lord, and a lesson learnt through hard work.   Old Frost and Young Frost   – A Lithuanian Fairy Tale –    Once there lived Old Father Frost, and […]