Summer is finally here in”Merry Ole’ England”! School is officially out for good and it will be a long time till September 1st comes knocking at the door!

Summer holds so much more promise; staying in bed later to read a good book, going on long walks in the evening to see if we can catch the montjacs going to take a drink from the pond, breathing in the calmer atmosphere that generally seems to be around and a house not covered in papers to be graded and reports to be filed. With a glass of wine in hand I raise it to SUMMER and all that it holds!

If you like the picture posted above, please visit: Victoria Leslie, who sells vintage children’s book images from her website. The illustration is by the English Artist Molly Brett