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December – Letters from Father Christmas

Oh, I feel all virtuous, having managed November in time. Now, it’s December. I can tell, because my son’s wails have changed, from ‘I want to open a doooooor!’ to ‘I want to open aNOTHER dooooor!’ – on his advent … Continue reading

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Baba Yaga

When we cobbled together our list of fairy tales for the rest of the year, we thought that a bit of Russian/Slavonic influence might be interesting – and who can resist a hut on chicken legs? And so, Baba Yaga … Continue reading

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Pandora’s Box

It’s September! And I can’t quite believe that this is the 6th month we’ve been going! This month’s tale is well-known in principle, but in practice, I wonder how many people have actually read it beginning to end, and for … Continue reading

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Enter the statue

Hmmm…..ever since we sat in our little rented kitchen in Germany and tried to map out fairytales for the rest of the year (yes, we’re *that* organised), I have been pondering The Happy Prince. The idea that statues are alive, … Continue reading

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Imagine this..

Well, for August I have chosen Oscar Wilde’s The Happy Prince. I wanted to do a fairy tale by Wilde because when I first read these, my own children were young and I loved the stories. Having re-read them now, … Continue reading

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A Dance to the music of Time

And so to June, and Cinderella. I have just bought a retro musical box from ebay, complete with dancing figurine. Anyone who knows me might be a little surprised by this, and even more surprised by my delighted reaction when … Continue reading

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The Fear of Shadows

It’s May! Which means we should really share the fairy tale for this month. My turn to pick, and I chose Little Red Riding Hood. I think this fairy tale has fascinated me for a long, long time…I mean, there … Continue reading

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