Have yourself a cracking Christmas!

3! YES, THERE’S ONLY 3 SLEEPS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!! Needless to say, I am already beyond excited!! I love Christmas and so does ‘Posie Pixie’, the main character in my ‘Whimsy Wood’ children’s series. Her copper kettle house is festooned with sprigs of holly and mistletoe and Posie’s made her final visit to ‘The Woodland Store’ this morning, for some last minute flour. She’d run out of ‘Miller Mouse’s flour’ last night, after she’d made her third batch of snowberry pies for the festive season!! Posie is a little puzzled as to where these scrumptious snowberry pies keep going…..although if she inspected her best friend ‘Wibble Woodlouse’s’ growing waistline, she might fathom exactly where these perfect pies are hiding!!

“The Woodland Store’ itself was filled with Christmas merriment and cheer, when Posie popped in for her flour earlier today. Mr and Mrs Dusty the dormice and their 6 little ones, were singing Christmas carols outside the store and ‘Mrs Scarlet the squirrel’ (who runs the store) was sporting a brand new Christmas pudding-patterned pinny, that kind ‘Mrs Spottisdowne the sparrow’ (‘Whimsy Wood’s’ seamstress) had made. Acorn cups of hot holly juice were being given to the woodland folk as they entered the store and many a keen shopper was tempted with the mistletoe muffins, made by clever Mrs Scarlet herself!

When ‘Posie Pixie’ got back to her copper kettle house from her visit to ‘The Woodland Store’, she stopped and stared at her rather spectacular Christmas tree! ‘Florence Fox’ appeared, sniffing and snuffling along the frosty woodland floor and joined Posie in admiring this cracker of a Christmas tree, that they had decorated together only days before. I hope your Christmas tree is looking just as splendid as Posie’s πŸ˜‰

Posie Pixie and Florence Fox admiring Posie's spectacular Christmas tree!
Posie Pixie and Florence Fox admiring Posie’s spectacular Christmas tree!

Over the festive spell, if you’re settling down for a cosy hot chocolate on the sofa with your wee ones and want to escape from the Christmas mayhem for a few minutes, then have a listen to this enchanting extract from book 5, ‘Posie Pixie And The Christmas Tree’! You’ll be transported into the wondrous world of ‘Whimsy Wood’ and I’m sure the woodland folk will be only too pleased to meet you πŸ™‚


Wishing you all a wonderfully whimsical Christmas and good health, peace and happiness for 2015,

Sarah Hill


Christmas Countdown!

“14 Sleeps to go! 14 sleeps ’til Santa…!” That’s right! Only 14 nights left, until the cheery fella in his red suit slides down your chimney and fills your stocking with presents! If you’ve been good of course!

In ‘Whimsy Wood’, ‘Posie Pixie’ has been trying very hard to be especially good as Christmas approaches. She’s been fetching the shopping for her ‘Granny Pip’ from ‘The Woodland Store’. She’s been helping ‘Mr. Bilberry the blackbird’ deliver the Christmas post to the woodland folk and she’s been secretly knitting ‘Wibble Woodlouse’ lots and lots of silken socks for her 6 tiny feet for Christmas! ‘Skittle Spider’ kindly gave her some of his home-spun silk, especially for these special socks and ‘Mrs Spottisdowne the sparrow’ showed ‘Posie Pixie’ how to knit them! I do hope Santa brings ‘Posie Pixie’ lots of lovely Christmas presents this year and that ‘Wibble Woodlouse’ loves her scrummy socks from her best friend!

If you’re running out of ingenious ideas for stocking-fillers this year, then ‘Posie Pixie And The Christmas Tree’, book 5 in my ‘Whimsy Wood’ children’s series could be just what you’re looking for! This is what Santa’s elves think :-

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So, go on! Click on the link below to find out more about ‘Posie Pixie And The Christmas Tree’ πŸ˜‰


Whimsical wishes,

Sarah Hill

Winter-time In Whimsy Wood

Would you believe, it’s now only 3 weeks until Christmas Day?! That’s right! Your present shopping days are numbered!! Talking of festive shopping, my ‘Whimsy Wood’ series and I have a stall at Edington Farm Shop’s Christmas Fair in Edington, Wiltshire today from 4-10pm and at Seend Primary School’s Christmas Fair in Seend, Wiltshire tomorrow from 6-8pm. So if you’d like to meet ‘Posie Pixie’ and ‘Wibble Woodlouse’ and have a signed copy of 1 of my ‘Whimsy Wood’ books, then please come along for some festive fun and merriment!! Β 

In ‘Whimsy Wood’ itself, the leaves on the woodland floor are laced with frost and ‘Skittle Spider’s’ creative cobwebs, are given a touch of magic when ‘Jack Frost’ runs his fingers over them! ‘Humbug Hedgehog’ has found himself the perfect place to hibernate – he’s scrabbled under the large lime log where ‘Wibble Woodlouse’s’ family live! I’m sure he’ll have a cracking Christmas with those wonderful woodlice πŸ˜‰ ‘Bromley Badger’ has also got himself comfy and cosy in his set, to snooze through most of the winter! He’ll still find some time and energy between naps mind you, for a party or 3! Being ‘Whimsy Wood’s’ main party-animal of course!!

While these 2 woodland creatures doze away, spare a thought for poor ‘Bumble Barn Owl’. He has to hunt harder and longer for food to eat, with the winter being so cold and the days much shorter. You may even see him flying along the edges of ‘Whimsy Wood’ during the daytime, as he searches for a wee mouse or vole for his tea…..

'Bumble Barn Owl' on the look out for a tasty morsel!
‘Bumble Barn Owl’ on the look out for a tasty morsel!


Before I close the heavy oak doors on the wonderful world that is ‘Whimsy Wood’, I’d like to share with you this video clip of book 5, ‘Posie Pixie And The Christmas Tree’, to get you in the festive spirit πŸ™‚ So cuddle up and enjoy πŸ˜‰


Wishing you an early whimsical weekend and a late whimsical week!

Sarah Hill