Tag: music

The Night Before Christmas Book and CD

| November 18, 2013

Last week I bought Imogen the book and CD The Night Before Christmasso we can read about the journey of St Nicholas on Christmas Eve in the weeks up to Christmas. It’s a magical story and this book has the most beautiful illustrations.

the night before christmas book and cd

The Night Before Christmasis written by Clement C. Moore with delightful illustrations by Eric Puybaret of a family on the night before Christmas with St Nicholas, his elves, fairies, sack of presents, sleigh and Reindeer.


I thoroughly recommend this book if you’re looking for a lovely story to read to your children in the weeks up to Christmas that tells the tale of St Nicholas delivering presents. The Night Before Christmascomes with a three song CD that tells the story word by word to different music. And yes, we have been dancing to this each day!

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Father’s Day Gift Guide

| June 10, 2013

Father’s Day is Sunday 16 June and here’s a selection of gifts that will be sure to please.

For Dad’s who love music the Pure Contour 100Di is a compact and stylish iPod, iPhone and iPad dock. The Pure Contour 100Di is small with an impressive and powerful audio. It features DAB digital and FM radio with plenty of sound, a slimline remote with a handy magnetic remote tidy, two alarms, sleep and snooze timers.

fathers day gift guide

L’Occitan Reinvigorating two-in-one Shower Gel for Men gently cleanses the skin and hair. Essential lavender is blended with the peppery, nutmeg scent of burnt wood. It contains a complex of organic Cade essential oil which is purifying and stimulating combined with an extract of quinquina for rebalancing and revitalising the body, restoring well-being and leaving hair strong and shiny.

fathers day gift guide

For Dad’s with a sweet tooth the Thornton’s Best Dad in the World Collection gift is ready to go and wrapped up in stylish organza with a yummy milk chocolate gift tag. Inside there’s a delicious selection of milk chocolates, whisky truffles, toffee, assorted fudge and toffee chocolate.
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The Land of Sometimes

| November 27, 2012

Over the last few weeks we have been listening to the audio storybook The Land of Sometimes which we were kindly sent to review.

We’ve enjoyed the magical story of twins Alfie and Elsie who travel to ‘The Land Of Sometimes’ where four seasons pass within one day.

Alfie and Elsie travel through Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter and meet eccentric characters and listen to their original songs along the way.

Encountering characters such as the River Slouch Sling who wants to make friends, Little Twink a mischievous fairy, Mrs Blip who likes to make you slip, the Chameleon Catcher and the Willow Tree Choir Boy.

Each chapter of the story is interspersed with music relating to the storyline. My favourite songs are Dare Make A Wish and The Song About Holly And George who are two delightful kittens.

The Land of Sometimes covers many genres of music from reggae to disco, Irish folk, poetry and New Orleans jazz. It’s fun, upbeat and a great introduction for children to storytelling and music.

You can discover the characters and songs at The Land Of Sometimes where you can follow the map around the Island, download wallpaper for your computer, print out the characters for your children to colour in and purchase the album.