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Project Pratchett

The Disc is flat and sits on the backs of four huge elephants who in turn are standing on the back of a space turtle called Great A’Tuin. It’s also home to all things Terry Pratchett. Everyone always talks about a reading order but I’ve never really followed one. My first Pratchett was The Last Continent and I jumped around a lot from there. There are some I’ve read in order but that’s because I was waiting for them to be published. So I’ve read the Moist  ...

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The last Terry Pratchett novel

Today is the release of the very last Discworld novel ever. It’s a bittersweet day and I have lots of feelings and emotions surrounding this book. I’m excited but also sad that this is the very last Terry Pratchett book I will be reading for the first time. I both want to and don’t want to read it. I’m glad it’s Tiffany Aching. I just read Snuff, the last Sam Vimes one and I wish we could know what happens to him next and especially Young Sam. But I’m  ...

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Beautiful tribute to Hayao Miyazaki

Among my favourite film makers in the world is Hayao Miyazaki. But he’s not just a film maker, he’s a film director, a producer, a screenwriter, an animator, an author and a manga artist. We have quite a collection of his Studio Ghibli films at home. We picked up a few in London and some of them over here. The Munchkin *LOVES* My Neighbour Totoro calling for Mei when Satsuki can’t find her and also just randomly around the house. He loves  ...

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An Ode to my Robi

Today is the end of an era. My best friend is leaving me and I hope I make it through this day without crying because I know she’s going to be a mess and crying people make me cry. It’s hardly that dramatic but let’s start at the very beginning like Maria von Trapp always tells me to… Almost seven years ago, an intern joined the Parent24 team and somehow between then and now became my best friend. Looking at us on the surface level you wouldn’t think  ...

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