The Thingness of Things

Today's posts inspired by Robert Macfarlane's book, Landmarks, and there will be more to come. Landmarks is about language and landscape. It contains wonderful glossaries and a great deal about the naming and thereby conserving the natural world. Children love to be outdoors and so this is a chance to write outside, to look carefully … Continue reading The Thingness of Things


My name is Sluggery-wuggery My name is Worms-for-tea My name is swallow-the-table-leg My name is Drink-the-sea. Pauline Clarke Here is a chance for you to make up names. You could make up names for yourself or for an invented, maybe magical, character. Make a list of all the different names you can think of and … Continue reading Sluggery-wuggery