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The friends are all game for the party animal to come out with them. He will sing, dance, be the clown and the entertainment until it gets a bit too...

Dear Mammas, Life is good.Life is kind.Life is all those things you want it to be if you let it. Run, yell, read, draw, paint, create, live, laugh and let...

I never realised how useless the manual would be. The countless parenting books and google links that were read and which never helped in times of a crisis or otherwise.

Hello friends, it has been a while and I have been watching with some reservation and amusement the shenanigans of Colombo and have decided it’s time to bell the cat...

It has been a while since I wrote to you my readers and just like you, I have been bombarded with nothing but negativity in the media. And just as...

This blog is all about you my dear reader and I am pleased with the response to my first blog - The wandering husband. My sole objective is to remind you,

The Mover and Shaker Corporate mover and shaker dressed in designer clothing and to be found at every cocktail and society function in town. Being the centre of attention is...

I thought I'd do something different this week. Instead of reviewing a book, I thought I'd interview a person. Authors become well-known in the literary world, but what about illustrators?

Pricing – 9/10 I, for one, was immensely surprised by the relatively cheap price of 1000/- per 10 minutes. It made me feel like racing at Speedrome for the past so...

Since we celebrate Mother's Day in the month of May, I thought it appropriate to review a book about a new mom who decides to become a Private Investigator. This...

Eva Ibbotson is a best-selling children's author. She was born in Vienna but fled to England with her family during the Second World War. Her books have been shortlisted for...

Most of us grew up reading what are now called 'Classics', and the various tales by Enid Blyton. So, we are used to what I like to call the more...

DId you know, that February 2019 has been designated Michael Morpurgo month by Harper Collins? Did you also know that he visited Sri Lanka and conducted a programme for children...

Unexpected conversations take place in a hospital waiting rooms, while you are twiddling your thumbs. Recently, I ended up recommending the work of David Walliams to a young boy who...

I thought I'd write about one of my favourite authors, for today's post. However, I do not know how widely he is read here in Sri Lanka... So make this...

Yes, you read it right - it is NOT the infamous Trump who is the hero of this children's book. Instead, it is a loveable baby elephant who lives with his...

My sons and I started the new year trying out something new thanks to the Makeens sale in December - Graphic Novels and Comic Books! Now I know that the moment...

Selecting original and creative gifts during Christmas is not an easy task. In fact, it is one reason for stress during the Season. Therefore, Mums in Colombo decided to spread...

The author Richard Simon, in his Author Note, says, "Oskar is the fruit of the idea that what needs to be saved is not just lives, but hope." The story...

With the nip in the air, the colourful decorations hitting the stores and the seasonal music on the airways to set the scene, I always reach for a nice Christmas...

A real emotional rollercoaster without a dull moment. I have read many biographies and autobiographies in the past. They all have a bit you skim through at some point when...

Many of us are familiar with the tale of the Steadfast Tin Soldier by Hans Christian Anderson. Like most of his fairy tales, it has a bitter-sweet ending. This Christmas...