Personal Experience

Favourite childhood book

Day 12, favourite book, 30 day blog challenge.

I was a big reader when I was little. Mum and dad both read to me, we used to take a lot of time choosing books.

It goes without saying that Roald Dahl was my favourite author. The BFG, The Twits, The Giraffe the Pelly and Me, The Witches and Danny the Champion of the World.

I mean does it get any better.

Yes it does.

Just one book

Fantastic Mr Fox

A book with humour and cunning and determination. When I started writing this I decided to read the book Again.

“Boggis and Bunce and Bean
One fat, one short, one lean.
These horrible crooks
So different in looks
Were nonetheless equally mean.”
– Roald Dahl, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Ch. 1

Years ago I tried to design some puppet based on this wonderful story. They were awesome but I never made them and I should have. Because a puppet show of this book would be wonderful.

I moved schools a lot when I was little. One of my head master was obsessed with all things Roald Dahl and used to read to us every week. He told us it was his favourite part of the week and the reason he got into teaching.

Other books I loved

All of Enid Blightons Mallory Towers

Grimm fairy tales

The little mermaid by Hans Christian Anderson the story of sisters supporting and helping each other!

a lot more Roald Dahl

Spike Milligan books

When I was a tween there were the point Horror Books do you remember them? My favourite was about a demon who played a game with some high school kids. The Forbidden Game it was called and I loved them, I spent all my pocket money on them. They led me onto James Herbert.

My love of books has only increased as I got older. I prefer thrillers to horrors now but I still love sci-fi and fantasy!

Paper love

I prefer books to technology. I love turning pages, writing notes and keeping them. When I love a book I read it and reread it!

Both my parents read to me, is when we were little. We went to libraries and saved our pocket money to buy books.

My books always end up at the charity shop unless I love them in which case they remain with me forever!

About DP

Hi, I am Dana. I am dyspraxic trying to function and get organised in my dysfunctional world. I don’t shy away from technology but I do have a preference for all things paper and analog. I am trying to organise our lives through my bullet journal, travel around the globe and save money!!! Impossible I know. I have a hard time believing that you should spend a fortune on one day. So, with my creative skills and frugality I will hopefully create my dream wedding without getting into debt. My bullet journal has been a life saver, so much that I now have 3. One for life, one for wedding planning and my last for this blog. I am lost without them. I have a wonderful partner, two fur babies ( Manhattan and Frank) a full time job that I love and my love of blogging. Please bear with me with my spelling and grammar I do proof read about 4 times but I still miss things. I won’t be offended if you correct me. So that’s me, I draw and teach art to both kids and adults and I believe anyone can create anything you just have to practice. I have had to try and try at organising, that is why I am the Dysfunctional Planner.

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