Friday 15 June 2012

A few of my favourite blogs

I've been thinking a lot about blogging this week. Possibly, because three of my favourite bloggers are taking a blog break, and I miss them. You know who you are Sharon, Claudine and Megan!

Anyway, I thought I would share some of my other favourite blogs, but leave out the usual suspects DarleneDonna, Eve and Jess; they all know they are high on my list of must-reads. These are some other blogs I’ve found and enjoyed over the last few months. I've interspersed a few books from stock just to add some colour. If you would like further information about the featured books, please click on the link under each illustration.

Maddie at The world from my window writes about life in a typical English village - or tales from England's rural underbelly! I guarantee you will enjoy it.
Caesar the Village Cockerel by Philippe Dumas 

Michelle at vintage cobweb has a wonderfully collection of vintage books and delights in sharing them. Her blog is an excellent resource for anyone starting their own collection. Michelle also writes about holidays and trips in ‘Mouse House’ (the family caravan). My post last week - I think mice are nice - was inspired by Michelle and Mouse House.

Teddy Bear Coalman by Phoebe and Selby Worthington (very scarce) now sold, thank you for your interest

A visit to Alex at The children’s war is always time well spent. I had no idea there were so many fascinating books for young people concerning World War Two. This is from the introduction - This blog is called The Children’s War because I have always been interested in the impact World War II had on young people. But they were not merely passive victims; but, despite fear, many of them participated in assisting the war effort in a wide variety of ways. So many writers have used, and continue to use, World War II in their work and it is interesting to see how they depict the lives of children and teenagers in their stories – in both fiction and non-fiction.
Mrs. Bunny's refugee by A. J. Macgregor is now sold, thank you for your interest.

Always Crave cute is the perfect blog for anyone with a love of vintage bits and bobs. Diane writes about food, crafting, vintage stuff (of course), collecting, gardening, pets, wildlife, music, life and anything else that strikes her fancy.
The Kittie-Poosies by Ivy Wallace is now sold, thank you for your interest.

Grow Old with Grace is a wonderful mix of just about everything! Grace relates her experiences and memories, offers advice for surviving the aging process and even throws in the odd book review.  
Edwardian Entertainments by John S Goodall is now sold, thank you for your interest

A very fairy garden is one of the most beautiful blogs around. If you like wonderful photographs, fairies and legends, you will love this blog. With thanks to Sharon from Sharon’s Sunlit memories for sharing this gorgeous blog.
Fairy Shopping by Sally Gardner

I could go on and on, but I think I should stop now and save the rest for another post. Thanks for taking the time to call in, I appreciate it. Barbara 


  1. Megan @ Storybook Love Affair15 June 2012 at 11:39

    Hopefully I'll be back soon with a post! What lovely blogs all of these are, such beautiful pictures!

  2. This was wonderful. I'm checking out some of them. Thanks.

  3. Thank you so much Barbara - so nice to have recommendations, and I've had a lovely morning looking at them all.

  4. Thank you so much for mentioning The Children's War as one of your favorite blogs. I feel the same way about March House Books Blog and had so much fun exploring and bookmarking the other blogs you mentioned. One of the things I like so much about blogging is the fact that you can "virtually" meet so many nice people from around the world, something that otherwise might not be able to happen.

    Your blog always brightens my day with the lovely illustrations you choose, the photos of what you have done in England that you share with your readers and the always fun things found in books posts.

  5. Sarah Brillinger15 June 2012 at 17:24

    Hi Barbara,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog - I am now following you also!
    I love the pictures on here and the rabbit in your masthead is adorable.
    Have a great day!

  6. barbaraannefisher15 June 2012 at 18:45

    Hello Megan, your posts will be all the more enjoyable when you return. Glad you enjoyed the pictures and the blog choices.

  7. barbaraannefisher15 June 2012 at 18:52

    Hi Jill, thanks for calling in. I hope they will be to you liking.

  8. barbaraannefisher15 June 2012 at 18:54

    Donna, that’s great – it makes putting it together worthwhile. So glad you enjoyed your visits.

  9. barbaraannefisher15 June 2012 at 18:58

    Hi Alex, your blog was an easy choice. I always enjoy my visits and never leave without learning something new.
    Thank you so much for your nice words, you made my day!

  10. barbaraannefisher15 June 2012 at 19:12

    Hi Sarah, thanks for calling in and following, I shall be back to visit your lovely blog in a day or two.

  11. Thank you so much for the mention. I found some fun blogs here to follow also. And yours is definitely one of my favorites.

  12. Darlene Foster18 June 2012 at 09:33

    Thanks for mentioning my blog as a must-read. I checked out some of your other favourites as well. What a great way to meet new people and learn new things. Have a wonderful weekend Barbara!

  13. barbaraannefisher18 June 2012 at 09:50

    Thank you Donna, the feeling is mutual. Enjoy checking out the other blogs.

  14. barbaraannefisher18 June 2012 at 09:50

    You are most welcome; I enjoy every single visit to your blog. I hope your weekend is full of wondrous things.

  15. Thanks so much Barbara for giving me not one but two mentions!! I think reading this last night tempted me out of 'temporary retirement' today! I must say I have been missing blogging but it has also been nice to get out and about a bit.

    This is such a nice post. The illustrations are gorgeous and some of the blogs you mention sound fabulous - you have really made me feel like visiting the ones I'm unfamiliar with!

  16. Thank you so much for the mention. And there was me, thinking about giving up blogging!
    Love the images on your website front page today. Beautiful.

  17. barbaraannefisher18 June 2012 at 09:54

    Oh no, I feel guilty now! But it will be lovely to have you back.

  18. barbaraannefisher18 June 2012 at 09:54

    Maddie, how could you think of giving up? Your blog is one of the best!
    Thank you for calling in and leaving a comment.

  19. C. Lee McKenzie18 June 2012 at 19:21

    I'll have to stop in and see these bloggers when they return. Everyone needs a break once in a while--I definitely do. Hoping to take one soon. As always the illustrations you post are wonderful.

  20. I love visiting blogs I've never been to before, so thanks for sharing these links with me. I'm just off to visit them!

    On a side note... You might be interested in part of my latest blog post (the bit about Vintage books).

  21. For some reason the blog would not let me comment the other day, so I came back to try again! Thank you so much for mentioning our blog! We both love visiting yours! I really enjoyed checking out all of the blogs that you mentioned. It is always fun to find new blogs. I followed them all and look forward to visiting them again!

  22. barbaraannefisher19 June 2012 at 16:27

    Absolutely – me too, especially when the sun shines. Thank you for your kind comment. Barbara.

  23. barbaraannefisher19 June 2012 at 16:29

    Hi, Nikki-ann, thanks for calling in, I hope you enjoyed the other blogs.

    I’m intrigued about your post and am on my way to have a look now.

  24. I had a great time visiting the blogs you mentioned! It is always fun to explore blogs that are enjoyed by blog friends. :) Jess and I always love your posts. I think the pictures you selected are perfect! Thanks! :)

  25. barbaraannefisher20 June 2012 at 14:15

    I don’t know why that was Jess, but thank you for taking the time to come back again. I love visiting your blog and didn't hesitate to include it in my list of favourites.

  26. barbaraannefisher20 June 2012 at 14:30

    Hi Stephanie, I’m really pleased you liked the other blogs. Thanks so much for saying you and Jess like my posts that means a lot.

  27. Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful blogs, I have loved visiting and exploring them. Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog too, it means a lot. I love Megan's blog too.

  28. The Desert Rocks21 June 2012 at 19:11

    What cute blogs and books. Thanks for the mention. Your blog is definitely one of my favorites too.

  29. barbaraannefisher21 June 2012 at 20:16

    Aww thanks Eve; you just made my day!

  30. barbaraannefisher21 June 2012 at 20:16

    Hi Lindsay, you are very welcome. Thanks so much for calling in and leaving a comment, I appreciate it very much.


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