Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Touching My Heart and the Kid Lit Blog Hop #50

For the Last Hop of 2014, I want to share with you those places we visited in the UK that have touched my heart. 

 Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain with all of its magic.


Kensington Palace and

Diana's Memorial Fountain

 Walking Hadrian's Wall

 The Tower of London's Tribute to the Fallen Men and Women of WWI


            Those Magnificient Elgin Marbles

And this man who is as different from me as Scotland is from England, but we still belong together and would be lost without each other.


To his sometimes dismay, he does follow me everywhere:

From the shores of Lake Nassar, Egypt

to the Seawall on Caernarfon Bay, Wales off the Irish Sea!

And now....

Welcome to the 50th Kid Lit Blog Hop where we continue to develop a dynamic and engaged community of children's books bloggers, authors, publishers, and publicists.

This Hop Carpinello's Writing Pages brings you interviews with two MG authors:

So, you are always more than welcome to join us by popping in a post and hopping around to meet some of your fellow Kid Lit bloggers and authors! We are pleased to be welcoming a new Permanent Hostess to the Hop. Please welcome Naila from Reading Authors, a fabulous book blog. Welcome Naila! Also, please note that for the month of December, we will only be hosting one Kid Lit Blog Hop which will be open for 2 weeks, instead of one.

  Happy Hopping everyone and enjoy the Hop!

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Happy Hopping!


  1. Nice to see you got around a bit, and to some of my favourite places too :)

    1. We loved it, Jemima. Just wished we could have seen more. We left High Wycombe and returned there 1700 miles later!

  2. Wow, love the photos. How very sweet. We have got to get to the UK one of these years. Thank you for sharing and inspiring us.

  3. We had a fabulous 3 weeks. Beautiful country and people and so steeped in legend and tradition. Thanks, Cool Mom, for stopping by!