This page is for interest and unrelated to my work- as ever, I am always keen to expand the list!

Favourite Novels:

The Journey of Ibn Fattouma – Naguib Mahfouz

Ali and Nino – Kurban Said

Plainsong – Kent Haruf

A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute

Digging to America – Anne Tyler

Austerlitz – W. G. Sebald

After You’d Gone – Maggie O’Farrell

Girl, Woman, Other – Bernadine Evaristo

Favourite Board Games

Busy Town

Pass the Bomb

Apples to Apples


Pandemic (you gotta love it!!)


Settlers of Catan


Backgammon (be warned, you’ll loose!)

Favourite podcasts

The tortoise

Some current favourite poems

And still I rise-Maya Angelou

My brain and heart divorced – John Roedel

You talk too much

Favourite books on child development and mental health:

All cats have Aspergers by Terri Mauro

All dogs have ADHD by Kathy Hoopman

All Birds have Anxiety by Kathy Hoopman

Touchpoints  by T Brazleton

The Social Baby by L Murray and L Andrews

The Behaviour code- a practical guide to understanding and teaching the most challenging students by J Minahan and N Rappaport

Help your teenager beat an eating disorder by J Locke and D Le Grange

Favourite Children’s Books:

Mama Panya’s Pancakes: a village tale from Kenya- Mary and Rich Chamberlin

You Choose – Pippa Goodhart

Miss Rumphius – Barbara Cooney

The Giving Tree – Shel Silverstein

Freddy and the Fairy – Julia Donaldson

The Dog who could Dig AND The Duck with no Luck – Jonathan Long and Korky Paul

Dogs don’t  do Ballet – Sarah Kemp

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