May 2017: Bishopston Mum

April 28 2017

Regular readers of my column over the years will know that I am a real book worm and enjoy regular trips to Henleaze Library with my children. As you can imagine I was very pleased to hear the news about the opening of the new Bishopston Library on Wednesday 3 May. What's more it includes its own Children's Library which my children and I are looking forward to using!

Regular readers of my column over the years will know that I am a real book worm and enjoy regular trips to Henleaze Library with my children. As you can imagine I was very pleased to hear the news about the opening of the new Bishopston Library on Wednesday 3 May. What's more it includes its own Children's Library which my children and I are looking forward to using!

I have recently had a big clear out of books belonging to my children that they no longer read, however, some books I just could not get rid of, books that were firm favourites of my children during their pre-school years and that we have good memories of enjoying together. I thought I would share a few of our personal favourites that I recommend you looking for in the new Bishopston Library.

These include Slob Cat by Paul Geraghty, The Tiger Who Came For Tea by Judith Kerr, Peace at Last by Jill Murphy, In the Woods by Chris Wormell, Daddy's Lullaby by Tony Bradman and Oh, The Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss. We have also enjoyed the Blackberry Farm series of books by Jane Pilgrim over the years. 

I must also mention a book that we recently borrowed from Henleaze Library for my 6 year old, The Mice in the Churchyard by Kes Gray. The story features real cats who live in the village the author lives in, illustrated exactly as they really are. All of the cats are listed along with their names and photos at the end of the book and my daughter had great fun spotting each of these cats throughout the book!

It's been so good to have some hot, sunny days recently and my family has really made the most of them. One particularly hot day over the Easter holidays my children requested a trip to the beach so we drove to Burnham-on-Sea and what a great afternoon we had. My children loved building sandcastles on the beach, collecting seaweed in buckets and paddling in the sea. Burnham-on-Sea offers a sandy beach and doesn't have the crowds that Weston-Super-Mare can have so it was altogether a great day out, completed by eating fish and chips as we watched the tide come in late in the afternoon.

Along with the sunny weather comes lots of upcoming great local events. Aside from the opening of the new library comes Glos Rd Central Mayfest on Saturday 6 May. There will be creative activities, face painting, community choirs, live music, cakes and more. Special guest, Jack in the Green will be making his annual appearance, accompanied by his merry band of Morris dancers and musicians as he parades through Bishopston until he reaches his final destination on Horfield Common – an event not to be missed! 

Here's to a wonderful, sunny May!

 

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