Author Archives: annabellefranklinauthor

Lyra’s Christmas in the city

Hi, Lyra here! I’ve just come back from a holiday in the city. It was totally different from home – busy and noisy, and we stayed in rooms that were all upstairs. There were new toys, new stuff to chew … Continue reading

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Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Posts from Your Archives – 2022 – Christmas and New Year Special – #Music – How To Make Your Own Christmas Song by Annabelle Franklin

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Since this series began in January 2018 there have been over 1200 Posts from Your Archives where bloggers have taken the opportunity to share posts to a new audience… The topics have ranged from…

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The very next day, they gave it away…

It’s always sad to see the queues of people in the stores after Christmas, taking back unwanted gifts. The trouble with surprises is they don’t always turn out to be what people want. So how’s this for a solution? Before … Continue reading

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Night in the Sock Garden #Halloween

Here’s a spooky little snippet from my kids’ novel Gateway to Magic, the story of a gaming fanatic trapped in Fairyland where all tech is banned by law. Steven has been made to live in a toadstool and work for … Continue reading

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Jade’s Cartoons #amwriting #short story

Jade sat on the footstool in front of the TV, trying to watch cartoons. Behind her, the room was lined with ancient relatives: great-grannies and great-aunts, resting their capacious bottoms on chintz chairs, munching cakes and slurping tea with dodgy … Continue reading

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When Pan is the DJ

The most boring thing you can say to a dog is ‘Go and lie down’. I’m at the age when I want to party. Lying down is for old dogs. It’s the last thing I want to do on warm summer … Continue reading

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The Slapstyx – a great summer holiday read! #kidlit #fantasy #humour

What if the dirt and grime that appears in our homes was actually put there by goblins? What if those goblins filled our homes with dirt that could only be removed with one product – a detergent that poisoned the … Continue reading

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Educating Lyra

Lyra had her first birthday last month. She has also had her first season, and killed her first rabbit. She’s well into adolescence, and like most teens she sleeps all morning and wants to stay out all night. It’s great … Continue reading

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Happy Beltane!

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Lyra Goes to School

Lyra is almost a year old now, and much calmer than when she first came. Her couch potato training is going well and she sleeps most of the morning, allowing me to get on with my WIP. Soon she’ll be … Continue reading

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