Enid Blyton’s The Naughtiest Girl In The School was my very favourite book when I was a child. Maybe due to the fact I was a little mischievous myself?
This is how I read the trilogy (some 30 years ago…)
(oh yes I kept them! Would you expect any less from a recovering ex-sentimental hoarder? It started from an early age ;-))
This is how my 7-year-old Daughter reads it
Correction…this is how I read the book to my Daughter. In fact I’m reading it to both of my children at bedtime. It really is a great book, even now. It was a trip down memory lane not to be missed.
The night before the Kids returned to school, after summer break, I was reading before bed…
“That afternoon the postman bought a parcel for Elizabeth. She undid it – and inside she found a large chocolate cake, sent to her by her Granny!”
…to which my Daughter interrupted. “Mom, I can almost taste that cake, Mmmmmm”.
From that moment a simple tradition was born. We like our simple traditions here. For example, it wouldn’t be Saturday without homemade pizza and cinema night.
If in doubt, I bake. I had been trying to think of a way to mark their first day at school. Cake, of course.
There was a cake waiting for them when they returned. A chocolate cake. Now known as Back2School Cake at Chez Wright.
It went down well…
If you can almost taste it, why not try it out for yourself? – Don’t wait for the first day back! Very simple and straightforward and the recipe is over at JoJo Bakes
How’s back to school working out for you? We’re into week 2 already and back in the swing …the holidays are but a distant memory!