Winter is finally here can’t believe this year is going so quickly. Ideas are emerging slowly, keyrings, wooden toys, puzzles, soft toys and many more in a slow but sure way! …And I’ve just asked the lovely Sarah my illustrator to book me in for next March to start Book Four, 
‘Bella and Bentley Meet Cousin Darcie… ‘ 
a bit of a sharing with siblings theme. 
Take care have a great Christmas all


Hi just popping in to say a few ideas floating around in the back ground! These lovely illustrations from my books are hopefully going to be made into keyrings 



Hi people and all the little people. Just to let you know I’m going quiet for a while. So much to do with so little time that I’ve decided to sit back for a year and ponder where to go next. So I hope next year I’ll come back with an exciting more colourful revamped website. But… watch this space for updates! 



‘When I am an old woman I shall wear purple’
…and of course have lots of dogs 😍🙏🏼

Image from Facebook: Portland Vets East Grinstead

Love this, what a great interpretation and so right 🥰


It’s #nationalloveyourpetday This is the real Bella and Bentley having cuddles 🥰💕

Hi all…. looking for a lovely children’s bedtime story that your little ones will love. Interact with finding Uff Uff in the pages. *reduction in postal prices too. Visit the ‘My Books’ section of the website to purchase 😀

Gorgeous Sunday morning with granddaughters on Ventnor Isle of Wight beach after a sleepover with Nanny!! Up early, breakfast and on the beach by 8.15am!!! I’ll sleep well tonight I think 😂


Happy New Year to all my Bella And Bentley followers! A great 2019 ahead, let’s see where it goes! Fun times to look forward to 😍

It’s National Winnie The Pooh Day today, 18th January 2019… one of my favourite childhood memories was my book by AA Milne 📚 I knew every poem by heart. 🥰

Love this, made me giggle!

It’s #nationalstorytellingweek it would be lovely if more of us parents and grandparents could sit down each night and read together. 10 mins a night could turn into more 🙏🏼 I so hope so 📚

I love good handwriting, it starts with practise at home then school. Recently my 6 year old granddaughter was given homework to do – on an iPad – firstly not all homes have iPads etc and secondly shouldn’t they be hand writing as it’s all good practise. All children will be tech savvy nowadays but firstly let’s have a good written word! Am I wrong in my thinking? 😬

Last day of what seems like a very long January… I hope you’ve all started or even finished a good book. So many to choose. You should see my ‘to be read’ pile. Can’t walk past a book shop 🥰. Anyway as well as the website we’ve posted a link to eBay where you can buy Book One… 
enjoy February folks, soon be summer 😂😎xx Check out my eBay link on Bella and Bentley’s Facebook page –


Book 3 have arrived 🙏🏼😍😘💕

…And the packaging begins 😍📚

Uff Uff helped me pack one special book to go to Ellie and Amber… they will finally see themselves illustrated in the book. So off we popped to the Post Office! 🙏🏼🥰📚📦 

Hi to all my Bella And Bentley Books followers…it’s been a fun year, productive, but now it’s nearing its end I can honestly say it’s been a massive learning curve, for the better… I’m looking forward to next year, it’s going to be amazing in all ways! Thanks to my good friends, you know who you are 😍 but especially to my children KLJ and my little ones BDL!!! 
See you all in 2019… signing out for now!! 🎄🍾🥂


Pleased to show revised front cover showing Mummy with Bella and Bentley and Ellie with Amber… soon to be a book in my hand 😅long journey this year 🙏🏼

The lovely Ellie and Amber who won the ‘to be illustrated in my book’ competition. I’ll be so pleased to send Ellie the book soon because she’s been a very unwell young lady. So to cheer her up a bit I had a mug made with lots of key words from Bella and Bentley Visit The Vet. Here’s Amber having a good look and sniff at it! 🙏🏼💕

My new toy, always wanted one!!!

Wow… and it’s off to the printers 😜


Went for a lovely walk with Bella And Bentley and their Mummy in Ventnor… stepping stones at Flowersbrook, although one gap slightly too wide for Bentley so he tip toed through the water, had a drink as it’s fresh water and climbed the hill to Steephill Cove! Beautiful day 😎

Bella sent me this lovely Monday morning drawing! One more day before she goes back to school… I think Bentley snorts more than he barks though – and something else rather smelly, but that’s a frenchie thing 💨 😂

Look 👀 what Nanny made for 🕷 Bella, Darcie and Lara 🕸
My three beautiful granddaughters, I’m a proud Nanny 💖
I was quite impressed with myself and they looked great in the dark…