We know we have been AWOL recently but we promise that is not a permanent state of affairs. We have all been very lucky to have been working like mad at our day jobs; which if you weren’t aware include teaching (Mara), bookselling (Mara, Lisa and Lisa) and librarianing (Lisa) (is that a word? ah yea sure course it is!) as well as our other major passion which is writing; hence the quote above. We promise to resume normal service with a post on some great gift ideas including some fab picture books very very soon.