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Happy world book day 2018

worldbook - CopyWorld book day is one of my favourites events of the year. I love to see the excitement in my children’s faces as we scour through their favourite books to find one of their many favourite characters. For the past 2 weeks my youngest has changed her mind about her characters so many times i have lost count. First she wanted to go as a baby kangaroo (kangaroo kangaroo where are you) and then she decided she wanted to go as princess Elsa. I encouraged her to choose something different rather than  Frozen and plus she has worn that costume so many times. As little as she is she went away to play and ponder and then she had a light-bulb moment. She suddenly remembered a book she purchased during the book fair week called fairy magic by Cerrie Burnell. She was so excited she came shouting, ‘mummy i will go as blue summer fairy. I was glad she made her mind up as we were only a day away to world book day.

My big girl already decided weeks in advance she would go as Violet Beauregard from Charlie and the chocolate factory by Roald Dahl. It was super easy buying her costume which was purple with a puffball top plus it came with a golden ticket and some bubblegum. She was so happy with her choice and very much into her character. I also found it rather sweet that she took her time to talk to her little sister about her character. She told her little sister that Violet likes to store her bubble gum in her ears for safe keeping . Her baby sister was not impressed and she replied, ‘well if i had lots of bubblegum i would just chew it all up ok’.

After all the preparation and horrid weather i am so happy the day went so well. It was just so lovely seeing my girls with their friends really owning their characters and having so much fun. I really need to become more organised and hopefully next time  i will be more on the ball however it all depends on the children’s choices and as you all know children change their mind all the time.

Happy world book day 2016

Being a mother is one of the most fulfilling and greatest job on earth. Being a mother you get to enjoy the beauty of life and seeing children blossom and grow into amazing people. I particularly enjoy reading with my children especially as i get to enjoy old childhood stories again.

Today is world book day and for the past few weeks we have been discussing books and characters. My little princess already decided she would like to go to school dressed as little red riding hood. Some schools set themes such as Dickens,Shakespeare or maybe fairy tales. We did not have a theme and were told to go to school dressed as a favourite character from a favourite book. This year after much thoughts she decided she wanted to go as goldilocks. I think the golden wig with the big ringlets were a winning factor and i must say she really really enjoyed herself.

We have been taking part for the past 3 years and for her very first world book day she dressed as ginger bread girl. .Last year she was Repunzel and i even had to add extension to her pony tail for an authentic look.

For this year, Grace chose Goldilocks and so we checked various stores for the correct costume. Some stores were selling sexy goldilocks outfits which i did not think would be suitable for my little princess. I searched and searched and found the perfect dress from Sainsburys. This dress was perfect and came with a bowl of porridge and a spoon plus a goldy blonde wig with plenty of ringlets. Grace enjoyed wearing this costume and received lots of compliments. As the weather was cold i layered the outfit with a nice warm polo tshirt and tights. She found the hoop on the dress slightly annoying because she was unable to sit properly in class without the dress going up….very panto! Still no complaints and for only £15 i would say it was a proper bargain. I had to buy a size 7 to 8 because the dress comes quite small and plus we want to get more uses out of it.

Truly it has been a wonderful day and it was nice to see storm trooper,many Elsas,piderman and many more. I think it is wonderful to see children interpret books in their own way and even better to see these amazing characters come to life.

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