Exploring Important Social Topics Through Engaging Children’s Books

In recent years, there has been a surge of children’s books that tackle important social topics with sensitivity, empathy, and age-appropriate storytelling. From diversity and inclusion to mental health and environmental awareness, these books are paving the way for meaningful dialogue and positive change. One notable example is the recently published children’s book series, “Tawny […]


365 days later: finding clarity through reflecting on the past year As another year comes to an end, it’s natural for us to look back and reflect on the past 365 days. For many of us, it has been a rollercoaster ride filled with highs and lows, challenges and triumphs. As I sit down with […]

We got featured on Sussex Local

Modernised fairy stories with current social topics Not another Fairy Story! Well…..it depends on what you define fairy stories as. Are you immediately drawn to thinking of Disney’s fairy stories, where the prince finally gets the princess? Or maybe you think of the wicked stepmother, evil fighting good? Either way the similarities of those fairy […]

The Inspiration behind Tawny Owl Wood

Searching for this picture, brings back many wonderful memories for me.  This picture of Margaret M. Tarrant’s The Fairy Troupe, was given to me, framed in a white wooden vintage frame by my Grandmother, Betty.  It proudly sat on my dressing table next to my bed and inside the back, I placed a hand written […]

Tawny Owl Wood

I created Tawny Owl Wood in 2007 on a walk with my children in Sandringham Wood in Norfolk.    Sandringham Wood itself, holds many special and cherished memories for myself. We would spend hours getting lost, playing hide ‘n’ seek and having picnics. Toffee our dog would always company us.    In March 2007, I […]