ST VALENTINE'S DAY
TWENTY FIVE LOVE STORIES FOR VALENTINES DAY
1 Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
2 Jane Eyre by Charlotts Bronte
3 Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
4 The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
5 Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
6 Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
7 Atonement by Ian McEwan
8 The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
9 Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
10 The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
11 Stardust by Neil Gaiman
12 The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
13 Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
14 Guess How Much I Love You Sam McBratney illustrated by Anita Jeram
15 Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
16 Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
17 Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence
18 After Forever Ends by Melodie Ramone
19 The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
20 Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
21 Norwegian Wood By Haruki Murakami
22 Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
23 Water for Elephants'by Sara Gruen
24 The Woodlanders byThomas Hardy
25 The Pact by Jodi Picoult
A VALENTINE DAY SPECIAL
EWAN & GEORGE BLOG TOGETHER
George: Welcome to my world won’t you come on in.
Ewan: Hi I will, thanks. Its Ewan here.
George; So Big Cousin Ewan, what’s this Valentines Day thing all about then?
Ewan: I get the idea its not for us, but grown ups and girl ones too.
George: Yeh, too right. Sister Freya got a great big card and a heart shaped chocolate lollipop. What did I get? Zilch. Parents just shamelessly go out of their way to show favouritism. But look at this face does it look bovered.
Ewan: No it doesn’t Cousin George. But look at mine mine is bovered. Like it’s my birthday on Friday. Mum and dad organised a party. When it was Cousin Freya’s birthday Santa came too and brought her double presents. One lot for birthday and one lot for Christmas.
George: I remember that.
Ewan: So I thought. Great my birthday and all this talk about St Valentines Day, double presents for me too. But not a dickie bird. So where’s this St. Valentines guy? Does he have any reindeer?
George: Pictures I’ve seen he has a bow and arrow. And I think he’s all about girls.
Ewan: Yeh, it’s not for us, it’s a girl thing. Do you think he’s like Robin Hood.?
George: Who’s Robin Hood, then?
Ewan: You don’t know who Robin Hood is? How old are you?
George: Never heard of him.
Ewan: He’s patron saint of Nottingham and lives in a tree. Because he lives in a tree there’s no Tesco nearby so he has to go to Rufford Park Café for his meals. He survives on sausage cobs and chips. He robs rich people and gives it to the poor.
George: He’s never given me anything.
Ewan: Maybe you’re not poor enough. Poor means you’ve only got 21 toys.
George: I’ll check once I’ve learnt to count. How do you contact him if you qualify?
Ewan: My dad has got an app on his phone. Where’s Mamma, I want Mamma.
George: She’s not here is she?
Ewan: No, no, I don’t mean Mamma, I mean bot-bot. I always get them mixed up.
George: I’m sleepy.
Ewan: Bye, Bye.
George: See ya
14th FEBRUARY 2017
THE STUNNING PLAYLIST
A VALENTINE'S DAY SPECIAL
1 1950s Love Me - Tender - Elvis Presley (1956)
2 1960s You Really Got Me – The Kinks (1964)
3 1970s The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack -(1972)
4 1980s I Just Called To Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder (1984
5 1990s Truly Madly Deeply - Savage Garden (1997)
6 21st All of Me: John Legend
7 Soul Track When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge (1966)
8 Power Ballad You Are So Beautiful... Joe Cocker
9 C&W I Love You Because - Stonewall Jackson
10 Novelty Track Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg
11 This Week Top 40 Track Be the One - Dua Lipa
12 Album of the Week Angel: The Love Songs - Rod Stewart
13 Tracks from Album of the Week 1. Reason To Believe
2. Mandolin Wind
3. You Wear It Well
4. I'd Rather Go Blind
6. Tomorrow Is A Long Time
7. Lady Day
8. I Wouldn't Ever Change A Thing
9. Man Of Constant Sorrow
10. Oh! No Not My Baby
11. Jodie - Rod Stewart, The Faces
12. My Way Of Giving
13. I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face
14. Country Comforts
15. Handbags And Gladrags
16. Mama You Been On My Mind
17. Jo's Lament
18. Cindy's Lament
14th Feb 2017
BOOK OF THE DAY
2 years old - Infinity
Guess How Much I Love You Sam McBratney illustrated by Anita Jeram
Interest Age: From 2 to infinity
I make no apologies for choosing this book as Book of the Day today, Valentines Day
Sometimes, when you love someone very, very much, you want to find a way of describing how much you treasure them. But, as Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare discover, love is not always an easy thing to measure. The story of Little and Big Nutbrown Hares' efforts to express their love for each other has become a publishing phenomenon. This lovely board book edition is one that children will ask for time and again.
When I was a lad at school around 13 years old, our Maths teacher used to call me Wol. At the end of the year as we were moving up a class I plucked up courage to ask why he called me Wol. He told meit was thename of the deslexic owl in Winnie the Pooh. With my Harry Potter glasses he said I looked like the Wise Old Owl in the Winnie the Pooh stories.
Being the vain person I am I took it as a compliment
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