In just under two weeks my niece will have her 18th birthday. I can’t believe it – where have those 18 years gone? I remember her as a tiny baby sleeping on my sister’s chest in hospital.
My niece was a joy when she was little (and still is!) – taking delight in the simplest of things, finding joy in the things we adults all take for granted.
Everything is new to children and their childlike wonder is infectious. Rediscover your sense of childlike wonder today – our world is full of fascinating things.
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Enthusiasm glowing in the face, enjoyment pouring from the eyes, everyday, commonplace sights simply marvellous delights for him to examine and explore.
Such a small, fragile-looking being, this newborn babe, crumpled face and delicate limbs fascinating all who look with their phenomenal miracle of creation
1. Smile at a child/baby – 2. Play with a child/baby – 3. Talk to a child/baby – 4. Play with a puppy – 5. Roll on the floor with your dog – 6. Play with your friends.
So I had the inspiration for my children’s story Pep, Polish and Paint – all I now had to do was write it! So I sat down and wrote the first draft without too much thinking.
The inspiration for my children’s picture book Pep, Polish & Paint came one starry night as I was walking home from work. I looked up at the stars in the night sky and imagined what would happen if one of those stars just went out.
Having already been inspired by the Apollo moon landings as a child of 8, I was further inspired a few years later when the original Star Trek series with Captain Kirk, Spock, Scotty and McCoy landed on British T.V. screens.