✨ πŸ˜ƒ πŸŽ„ ‘Tis The Season To Be Jolly! πŸŽ„ πŸ˜ƒ βœ¨

” ‘Tis the season to be jolly, tra-la-la-la-laaa-la-la-la-la!

Time to decorate everything with holly, tra-la-la-la-laaa-la-la-la-la!”

That’s right! Christmas 2015 is rapidly approaching and I’m sure it will be very cheeky and sneak right up on us when we’re not looking! I for one, am certainly not ready for it just yet! Too much to do, with too little time left to do it all in…. I believe that may be the standard sentence for all fraught folks at this time of year!

Anyway, thankfully I am marginally more organised when it comes to my writing and the wonderful world of ‘Whimsy Wood’. We were certainly all set and ready to go, before the start of Seend Primary School’s Christmas Fair last Friday. I had a wonderful time supping mulled wine and hot chocolate, whilst signing copies of my ‘Whimsy Wood’ series, in both their paperback and hardback forms! A fabulously festive evening! Thank you Seend Primary School. 😊

Whimsy Wood books on display at Seend School Christmas Fair 😊
Whimsy Wood books on display at Seend School Christmas Fair 😊

The most requested ‘Whimsy Wood’ book currently is ‘Posie Pixie And The Christmas Tree’ of course. According to Santa’s Elves, no stocking will be complete without a copy this Christmas! πŸ˜ƒ

'Posie Pixie And The Christmas Tree' the 5th 'Whimsy Wood' book 😊
‘Posie Pixie And The Christmas Tree’ the 5th ‘Whimsy Wood’ book 😊

In this fifth, festive instalment, you’ll meet ‘Florence Fox’, who is Whimsy Wood’s fun tom-boy. She lends a helping paw to Posie Pixie who gets herself in a bit of pickle. Here’s Florence having a bit of a chuckle! πŸ˜ƒ

'Florence Fox' features in 'Posie Pixie And The Christmas Tree' 😊
‘Florence Fox’ features in ‘Posie Pixie And The Christmas Tree’ 😊

There’s also ‘Mr Bilberry the blackbird’, Whimsy Wood’s postman, who’s terribly busy at this time of year, as I’m sure you can imagine! Mr Bilberry is very proud ofΒ his postal job as it’s been in his family for generations.

'Mr Bilberry the blackbird', Whimsy Wood's postman 😊
‘Mr Bilberry the blackbird’, Whimsy Wood’s postman 😊

Here’s a lovely review of ‘Posie Pixie And The Christmas Tree’ from an Amazon customer, to give you a bit of an insight into this festive book. If you’d like to view this book on Amazon, here is the link for you :-Β http://www.amazon.co.uk/POSIE-PIXIE-CHRISTMAS-TREE-Whimsy/dp/1910882615/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1449494997&sr=1-1&keywords=Posie+Pixie+And+The+Christmas+Tree

“The Posie Pixie series is simply enchanting. Light up Christmas in a little one’s life with this magical story about finding and decorating the all important tree! The descriptions really engage small imaginations with the help of adorable drawings. I am looking forward to reading this latest instalment to my niece and daughter. Definitely one for the stocking this year!”

Well, I’d best go and attempt to tick off as many things from my ‘To Do’ list before bedtime!

Wishing you a wonderfully whimsical week! 😊✨

Sarah Hill, children’s author and creator of The Whimsy Wood Series.

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✨ πŸŽ„ πŸ˜ƒ Christmas Fair Fun And Frolics! πŸ˜ƒ πŸŽ„ βœ¨

I don’t know about you, but I can certainly smell Christmas, if that is indeed possible!?! It’s almost within reach and I for one get so excited about this wonderfully jolly and cosy time of year. 😊 With this in mind, my ‘Whimsy Wood’ children’s series and I were delighted to have a stall at Townsend Barn Nursery’s Christmas Fair this week in Poulshot Village Hall in Wiltshire. There were mini mince pies galore and mulled wine flowing for all! It was a truly splendid evening! πŸ˜ƒ

Whimsy Wood's stand at Townsend Barn Nursery's Christmas Fair πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ„
Whimsy Wood’s stand at Townsend Barn Nursery’s Christmas Fair πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ„

So that was the first of our Christmas Fairs this year and the next is this coming Tuesday (November the 17th), at Edington Farm Shop in Edington, Wiltshire. This farm shop is classed as Wiltshire’s best farm shop and rightly so, as it is really fabulous. Their Christmas Fairs are always jam-packed with music and merriment, jolly folk and beautiful, unique gifts for all, so it really is worth popping along if you’re free! πŸ˜‰ This year’s Christmas Fair at Edington Farm Shop starts at 3pm and carries on until 10pm. For more information, please see this link:- http://www.threedaggers.co.uk/events

Front Cover of 'Posie Pixie And The Copper Kettle' in hardback
Front Cover of ‘Posie Pixie And The Copper Kettle’ in hardback

Behind the scenes of ‘Whimsy Wood’, work has been progressing well on the creation of hard back versions of my 1st 7 books. We had so many requests and enquiries for hard backs, that it only seemed right to listen to demand from ‘Whimsy Wood’ fans! πŸ˜ƒ Above is the hard back of ‘Posie Pixie And The Copper Kettle’ and below is a beautiful image of Posie, as she appears in this 1st instalment from my award-winning children’s series.

Here's 'Henry Horse', feeling very grateful for Posie's help. 😊
Here’s ‘Henry Horse’, feeling very grateful for Posie’s help. 😊

If you would like to order a copy of this in time for Christmas, or you’d like further information about my series, then please click on this link, thank you:-Β http://abelapublishing.com/posie-pixie-and-the-copper-kettle–book-1-in-the-whimsy-wood-series–hardback_p31204951.htm

Front Cover Of 'Posie Pixie And The Fireworks Party'
Front Cover Of ‘Posie Pixie And The Fireworks Party’

Finally, our next ‘Whimsy Wood’ competition is up and running on our Facebook and Twitter sites. This competition ends at midnight tonight! (Sunday November the 15th) To enter, all you need to do is click on one of the links below and follow the simple instructions. You could be a winner of a signed copy of ‘Posie Pixie And The Fireworks Party’! Good luck! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ƒhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Whimsy-Wood-Series/476339045765043?ref=hl

https://twitter.com/WhimsyWood

Now, as I look down on the woodland floor of the enchanting ‘Whimsy Wood’, I can see ‘Wibble Woodlouse’ scuttling off home, to the copper kettle house that she lives in with ‘Posie Pixie’. Wibble had been visiting her family who live under the large lime log in the middle of the wood, you see. She often does that on a Sunday afternoon. πŸ˜‰ ‘Skittle Spider’ is busy weaving charming cobwebs in the lower branches of an old oak tree and ‘Dr Tustle the tawny owl’ is about to leave his nest and visit ‘Raspberry Rabbit’. She hurt her paw whilst tidying up her ‘Treasure Room’ in her burrow earlier today, poor thing.

Well, that’s it from me for now. I’ll close the heavy oak doors to the magical world of ‘Whimsy Wood’ today and wish you a wonderfully whimsical week ahead. 😊

Sarah Hill, children’s author and creator of The Whimsy Wood Series.

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™‚

http://youtu.be/Ijd34bFDVGM

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 :-

Promo bk 5

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

http://www.amazon.co.uk/POSIE-PIXIE-CHRISTMAS-TREE-Whimsy/dp/1909302732/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1417095071&sr=1-1&keywords=posie+pixie+and+the+christmas+tree

Whimsical wishes,

Sarah Hill