This morning was my daughters’ school harvest festival in our local village church. We live in Wiltshire, in the wee hamlet of Seend Cleeve (which happens to have 2 pubs, so for a small place it certainly has its priorities right!) The church in question, where this seasonal service was held, is in the spectacular village of Seend. The Church Of The Holy Cross (for this is its name) is a truly beautiful and historic church, tucked away down a quiet lane.
Inside the church this morning was a large table, filled with food donations from all the school children and their families, as part of the harvest service. This food will go to the local food bank and the splendid service itself, reminded me of the importance of giving to everyone and everything around us.
With this in mind and the thought of food and what traditionally used to be taken to harvest festivals years ago – I distinctly remember taking courgettes, marrows and a rather large pumpkin, to my own school harvest festival many moons ago! I thought I’d share with you a vegetable poem, that is one of my children’s favourites!
Where Broccoli Comes From – by Michael Rosen
Not many people know that broccoli grows in the armpits of very big green men who live in the forest and brave broccoli cutters go deep into the forests and they creep up on the very big green men.
They wait for the very big green men to fall asleep and the broccoli cutters get out their great big broccoli razors and they shave the armpits of the very big green men.
And that’s where broccoli comes from. Not many people know that. Just thought I’d let you know. 😃
With the same ‘giving’ theme and after numerous requests of hard back versions of my 1st 7 ‘Whimsy Wood’ children’s books, Abela Publishing (who have published my books to date) are indeed releasing hard back copies! Here is the front cover of the proof copy of ‘Posie Pixie And The Copper Kettle’, in its hard back form’:-
You can now order a copy of this hard back version of my 1st ‘Whimsy Wood’ children’s book, directly from the publishers:-
If the front cover hasn’t tempted you, then please check out its back cover! 😃
Finally, on the subject of giving, I decided to donate copies of ‘Posie Pixie And The Christmas Tree’, ‘Posie Pixie And The Snowstorm’ and ‘Posie Pixie And The Pancakes’ (books 5, 6 and 7 respectively in my ‘Whimsy Wood’ series) to our local libraries this week. They already had copies of my 1st 4 ‘Whimsy Wood’ books, so it only seemed right to donate the rest of this 1st whimsical children’s set. 😊
Well, that’s me done on here for this week, so I’ll bid you farewell and wish you a wonderfully whimsical day! 😉
Sarah Hill, children’s author and creator of The Whimsy Wood Series.