Tales From the Riverbank

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Yellow Iris’s, sometimes called yellow bears are tall and their flowers are unfolding, drooping elegantly above the reeds. Further midstream

yellow water-lilies are peeping through their dark leathery leaves that famously formed stepping stones for Beatrix Potter’s Jeremy Fisher.

Dragonflies and damselflies, are gliding above the water. They should be welcome visitors to your garden or picnic, not only for their beauty but because they eat the midges and mosquitoes that will want to eat you!

There are crested grebes nesting down stream from us. Their eggs must hatch any day now and their chicks, striped like Everton mints, will ride along the water on their parents backs

Watch out for a very special edition of Tales from the Riverbank next stream when I’ll be reporting from a unique regatta upstream at Bisham Abbey




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The Phantom Lollipop Man! - blog post image

The Phantom Lollipop Man!

Review to follow (busy week!) but, as you can see, I adored this hence its position as the March Book of the Month!  



Igniting Writing is a creative writing club hosted at Wokingham Library and completely free to attend. The club provides a fun, relaxed atmosphere where 11-18 year-olds can develop their storytelling and writing skills. Writing can be a bit of a solitary activity, so this provides a great opportunity for teens to come together and write as a group, share their imaginative story ideas with others and build friendships with other young aspiring writers. Sessions are held on Saturday mornings, 10:30am to 12noon, and focus on a different aspect of writing every week, from creating characters and settings to exploring genres like sci-fi, fantasy and beyond. Roughly once a month Igniting Writing also hosts 'guest speaker' sessions, where local authors, poets, journalists and other people experienced in the world of writing come and share their knowledge and advice – it's a chance to get the inside scoop from the pros!