Monsters on the Plot…

This is the cover of my other lockdown book, and is dedicated to fellow plotters. I’d like to say that this cover image shows my own plot but I don’t have the luxury of the shed. It’s a children’s book and as with my other one the proceeds of the sale of the books go to charity. Longfield looks after people at the other end of life and is a local charity to me here in Gloucestershire. They have shops in Cheltenham and Stroud where you can buy copies of the books. They are quite small, the size of a cd, and are designed to be read to young children. In the shops they are a fiver or you can buy them direct from me right here as long as you are with PayPal. On-line they are £6-50, to cover the faff I’ll have with posting them. I’ll send on your payment to Longfield.

There are only be 100 copies of the books printed, so they are a strictly limited edition.

I will be publishing the spreads over the next few editions of this blog, for you to see the whole thing in all it’s glory. I hope you enjoy ” The Monsters on the Plot”

The Monsters on the Plot

A small book for small children about what happens on a grandad's allotment or plot and exactly what kind of monsters lurk within. Intended to be read to small children this book is 120x120mm and is 28 pages including the cover, all in full colour with illustrations throughout.All proceeds from the sale of the book will go to Longfield who do great work caring for people at the other end of life to the readers of this book. Buy it here and you'll be helping them too.

£6.50

I hope you will help me support this very worthy cause.

Every nano second of every day…

Spread number 11 the penultimate, how to finish?

Like this?

Don’t forget, as if you could, that the books are available to buy right here. All proceeds will go to this very worthy charity. Longfield have copies of the books in their shops in Stroud and Cheltenham where we ask a mere £5-00, but feel free to donate more if you can.

The books are small but very beautiful and are dedicated to all those grandparents missing their grandchildren like we have in this period of lockdown. Let’s hope we can all see our little family friends again very soon.

I hope you have enjoyed this book, there’s another one coming very soon of a different nature, but with the same intent, which is to raise a funds for people who help the folks at the other end of life from my target audience here.

Love you more than…

A book to be read to small children by immature adults illustrating exactly how much you love them.This small book is 120 x 120mm and 28 pages including the cover and is in full colour throughout, you can buy the book from here or direct from Longfield shops in Cheltenham and Stroud. If bought from here I will send copies to you via mail. Limited edition, only 100 copies printed. Get yours now. Feel free to pay more, it all goes to Longfield.

£6.50

My next sequence of posts will be about the other book I did over lockdown which one might call ‘allotment based’ monster horror genre. Look out for it.

Spread this spread around

Nearing the end of my book for my grandchildren this is spread number 9.

and this is number 10

We love you more then…

A book to be read to small children by immature adults illustrating exactly how much you love them.This small book is 120 x 120mm and 28 pages including the cover and is in full colour throughout, you can buy the book from here or direct from Longfield shops in Cheltenham and Stroud. If bought from here I will send copies to you via mail. Limited edition, only 100 copies printed. Get yours now. Feel free to pay more, it all goes to Longfield.

£6.50

Find out more right here

Both books now in the Longfield shops in Cheltenham and Stroud.

When did fish get fingers?

I think it was in the late 60s or early 70s when Bird’s Eye ( what sort of name is that for a food producer? ) introduced us all to the fish finger. It was a great idea and a way of getting kids to eat fish. Put some bearded old grandad on the telly dressed as a sailor and the recipe is a success.

This is spread number 8 from my book for small people called ” We love you more than…”

I have asked my grandchildren if fish have fingers but they just wave me away and get stuck in. Personally I’m quite keen on them in a sandwich. Cook them first of course.

Spread number 9 from the book. Buy it from here and your money goes to a worthy charity. Or pop into a Longfield Charity shop either in Cheltenham or Stroud, they have copies there. At least a fiver in the shops, £6-50 on line to cover postage and packing. Only 100 printed of each book so get your fingers out.

We love you more than…

A book to be read to young children by immature adults illustrating exactly how much you love them.This small book is 120 x 120mm and 28 pages including the cover and is in full colour throughout, you can buy the book from here or direct from Longfield shops in Cheltenham and Stroud. If bought from here I will send copies to you via mail. Limited edition, only 100 copies printed. Get yours now. Feel free to pay more, it all goes to Longfield.

£6.50

This one’s a close run thing…

It’s something that runs in the family. A love of marmalade. Best home made of course, or as it’s called up North “Om Med”. There’s not a jam to match for me. Marmalade, like tea, is like a key worker. Has to be there. Love it more than my grandchildren? No, lets not be silly, that’s just not possible.

This is spread number 7 of my book, thickly spread. All proceeds from the sale of the books go to Longfield a charity that help people at the other end of life from my target audience.

Read more about my book project right here, where you can buy not only this little book but the other one too! Books will be in the Longfield shops from this coming Saturday, where you can buy them for a fiver each.

We love you more than…

A book to be read to small children by immature adults illustrating exactly how much you love them.This small book is 120 x 120mm and 28 pages including the cover and is in full colour throughout, you can buy the book from here or direct from Longfield shops in Cheltenham and Stroud. If bought from here I will send copies to you via mail. Limited edition, only 100 copies printed. Get yours now. Feel free to pay more, it all goes to Longfield.

£6.50

Unzip a banana?

Spread number 7 of my book, we love you more. Are there any children who don’t like banana? It’s probably the first word many of them learn.

This is yet another spread from my little book dedicated to all those grandparents missing their grandchildren, it is meant to convey exactly how much you love and miss them. It is designed and written to be read to them by grandparents and other close family.

All the proceeds from the sale of these little books will go to Longfield. Click on the link to see what brilliant work they do to help people at the other end of life from my book audience.

You will soon be able to buy the book from their shops in Cheltenham and Stroud, or you can buy it from here if you have PayPal and are further afield, I’ll then send the book or books to you through the post. Read more about the project right here, where you can buy both books on-line.

Go on, unzip your wallet and buy one.

Love you more than…

A book to be read to small children by immature adults illustrating exactly how much you love them.This small book is 120 x 120mm and 28 pages including the cover and is in full colour throughout, you can buy the book from here or direct from Longfield shops in Cheltenham and Stroud. If bought from here I will send copies to you via mail. Limited edition, only 100 copies printed.The books are £5-00 from the shops and £6-50 from here thought PayPal to cover postage and packing.Feel free to donate more. Get yours now.

£6.50

Better than beer?

Spread number 5 from my book: “We love you more than…” All proceeds from the sale of this little book will go to Longfield, click on the link to see what they do to help people who are at the other end of life.

The book is meant to be read to young children to tell them exactly how much you love them. Copies of will some available from the Longfield shops in Cheltenham and Stroud for £5-00 per copy, please give more if you can. If you are further afield then why not buy it from here for £6-50:

Or get it both of my books from here.

We love you more…

A book to be read to young children by immature adults illustrating exactly how much you love them.This small book is 28 pages including the cover and is in full colour throughout, you can buy the book from here or direct from Longfield shops in Cheltenham and Stroud. If bought from here I will send copies to you via mail. Limited edition, only 100 copies printed. Get yours now.

£6.50

Weren’t they a band?

Actually I like my chocolate cool, and I think the band were quite ‘cool’ at the time. Anyhow this is spread number 4 of my book: “We love you more than…”

It’s a children’s book and meant for young people, or large people with grandchildren that they miss. All proceeds from the sale of the book go to charity, and there are only 100 copies of the book being published. You can get your copy here, or they will be available in the Longfield shops in Cheltenham and Stroud. Click on the red link to find out what great work they do there.

We love you more than…

A book to be read to small children by immature adults illustrating exactly how much you love them.This small book is 28 pages including the cover and is in full colour throughout, you can buy the book from here or direct from Longfield shops in Cheltenham and Stroud. If bought from here I will send copies to you via mail. Limited edition, only 100 copies printed. £5-00 from the shops or £6-50 from here please to cover potage and packing. All proceeds go to Longfield. Get yours now.

£6.50

We love you more than cheese.

The book is intended for small children and this is spread number 3, or perhaps we could call it cheese spread. Here in Gloucestershire they have been known to roll a cheese down and extermely steep hill. I’ve seen this hill and to chase a cheese down it is verging on the suicidal. The cheeses chosen for the event are, I think, Double Gloucester, made by Mrs Smart out at Churcham on the road to Ross on Wye. Why chase a cheese down a hill? Well. why not.

We love you more than…

A book to be read to young children by immature adults illustrating exactly how much you love them.This small book is 28 pages including the cover and is in full colour throughout, you can buy the book from here or direct from Longfield shops in Cheltenham and Stroud. If bought from here I will send copies to you via mail. Limited edition, only 100 copies printed.£5-00 in the shops £6-50 if bought from here to cover postage and packing. All proceeds go to Longfield. Get yours now.

£6.50

Buy this book and all the proceeds go to Longfield. click on the link and see what wonderful work they do for people at the other end of life to the target audience of this little book.

If you’d like both books best to go to here to find out more about them and order them together.

We love you more than…

I suppose the preoccupation with food might have been inevitable in lockdown. This is the second pie in the book. I was asked what my favourite meal was the other day and part of it would have been apple pie and custard, but not the fancy home made stuff with actual eggs in it, I like the original Bird’s custard that was yellow powder in a tin that made up into a yellow liquid gold addition to any pie. Sweet pie that is, not pork.

This is the second spread of my book…buy it from here or from the Longfield charity shops in Cheltenham or Stroud. It’s designed to be read to young children by immature adults.

You can buy both books together on line from my other website.

We love you more…

A book to be read to young children by immature adults illustrating exactly how much you love them.This small book is 28 pages including the cover and is in full colour throughout, you can buy the book from here or direct from Longfield shops in Cheltenham and Stroud. Buy from the shops for £5-00 or £6-50 from here to cover postage and packing.Feel free to donate more, it all goes to Longfield.

£6.50

We love you more than pork pies…

I’m a sucker for pork pies, though sucking them is not recommended. This is the first spread of my book: “We love you more than…” I hope you enjoy them in the coming days.

We love you more than…

A book to be read to young children by immature adults illustrating exactly how much you love them.This small book is 28 pages including the cover and is in full colour throughout, you can buy the book from here or direct from Longfield shops in Cheltenham and Stroud.They are £6-50 per book from here to cover post and packing and £5-00 in the shops, but feel free to donate more

£6.50

All proceeds from the book go to Longfield which helps people at the other end of life.

We love you more than…

In lockdown I’ve had no excuse but to get on with a couple of children’s books that I promised myself I’d do for my grandchildren. The first one is called “We love you more than…”

The book was inspired by my own experiences when my family were young, when I’d tell my daughter that I loved her more than….then you choose what it is you really like.

This book, like the other, is quite small: the size of a standard cd. 120 x 120mm. All the proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to charity, and my own preferred charity is local one to me here in Cheltenham: Longfield. Take a look at what they do there.

They have a shop in Cheltenham and another one in Stroud where they are going to stock the books in due course.

As a taster I will be publishing the spreads of the book here over the next few days. I’m having a hundred copies of each book printed so they are a limited edition. I hope you enjoy.

You can also see more about the books on my other website here.

You can buy a copy from the through PayPal right here:

We love you more than…

A 28 page full colour illustrated children's book where all proceeds will go to charity. Book is 120 x 120mm and in full colour with a limited print run of 100 copies. Copies are £6-50 per book and this covers the postage in the UK. The books are also available at the Longfield Charity chops in the Bath Road Cheltenham and in Stroud, where they are £5-00. Give more if you can please

£6.50