It’s time to get the planner out and plot how to keep the kids (and yourself – I’ve thrown in some adult entertainment, too. No, not X-rated) occupied during a cold week in February. The Harry Potter box set looks tempting, I know, I’ve just counted how many hours it buys you and it’s a massive 19! But the other 41? Read on, here’s a batchful of ideas to inspire.Read more
Fancy you’ve got the next Raymond Carver in your midst? Or perhaps Joseph Conrad would be more appropriate, as Giffords Circus, the village green circus with the big imagination, is running a competition to write a story inspired by its upcoming summer show ‘Any Port in a Storm’.
A rich vein to mine – dastardly pirates, treasure islands, creatures of the deep, heart of darkness quests, dramas on the high seas – I reckon it might be hard to keep your watery adventure to just 500 words, but that’s the limit boys and girls.Read more