Halloween is relatively new to the UK – well, as a holiday type celebration it is!
We’ve had All Hallow’s Eve as an ongoing ‘thing’ for hundreds of years, but it’s only caught on in a big way in the last couple of years.
Granny G-Nome is as old as the hills and as young as the day. She is a character in a children’s book I wrote. Over the years, Granny G, as I fondly call her now, has become a great friend.
Marie Antoinette said, “Let them eat cake.” I say, “Let them eat flowers!”
You are not so much what you eat as what you can digest. And guess what – digestion starts in your eyes! When you see an appetising morsel, a message is sent to your brain triggering the release of digestive enzymes.
Could you map read at three? I certainly couldn’t. These days children can. Are they a generation of geniuses or were we all rather stupid?
Like most three-year olds, patience is something my little granddaughter (J) has very little of. When she comes round to see us, within minutes every toy is out. Within an hour she has painted, pummelled play dough, played shops and been outside on her bike!
I’ve always had a sneaking suspicion that some people were more “cut out” for exercise than others. At school there were those who loved Physical Education lessons and those who dreaded them.
Eating a rainbow sounds as magical as riding a unicorn, finding Atlantis or singing with a mermaid, all activities which I’d adore. However, there is one big difference. You can actually eat a food rainbow – a satisfying, fun experience for both you and your grandchildren.
I hope by reading my tale you will be more alert to the unscrupulous characters lurking on the internet. Also it is my desire that you will be forewarned, empowered and confident enough to listen to the warning bells I ignored.