I could quite happily use the word books every single week, reading plays a big part in our lives in one form or another. This week there’s been time for some relaxed reading, the celebration of world book day and a bookshelf shuffle.
Daisy and I enjoyed a lovely overnight stay at Llyndir Hall at the weekend with plenty of time to relax and read. I bought myself a new book for the occasion and Daisy packed some of her favourites from home. It was so nice lying side by side on the bed with our noses stuck in a book. When exploring the hotel we came across the perfect reading lounge complete with fireplace, comfy velvet couches and a shelf full of old books and games.
Our next bookish adventure involved putting together some costumes for world book day on Thursday. Daisy wanted to dress up as Sophie from The BFG and Jake chose one of his favourite book characters’ Sid from the book Kevin. They were quite simple costumes to put together but I’m pleased with how they turned out.
On Thursday afternoon I went to Jake’s class for a parent workshop all about reading which fit in perfectly with world book day. The classroom was full of comfy bean bags so we could sit and share stories with our kids, it really was a lovely afternoon and I came away with some ideas of how to help Jake along with his reading.
In the spirit of a book themed week I decided to give our book shelves a much-needed tidy up and sort out. I have picked up some great bargains from the charity shops this year already so a reshuffle was needed to make room for them. The one thing I seldom declutter is books, I have plans to have shelves and bookcases in every room eventually. Being surrounded by them makes me very happy indeed.
You might enjoy my previous word of the week post, Change .
I’m linking up with Anne from Raisie Bay for Word of the Week.