One of my favorite all time authors growing up. I can still remember going to the library to check out his books to read. What I didn’t know until now is that he is British novelist and that makes it all the more special to celebrate his 100th anniversary here in London. He has sold over 200 million copies worldwide. #authorgoals
- 10% of all Roald Dahl income goes to their charity partners (e.g.specialist children’s nurses, grants for families in need, and educational outreach programmes). If you would like to donate: Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity
My 3 favorite books of his (I didn’t realize Abigail has done the London inspired events with his books):
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
- The BFG
Currently going on in London is the #BFGDreamJars until August 31. It’s been awesome to see and watch how amazed Abigail is with each of them. We’ve been on a mission to see some of my favorites from the 50 dream jars. We even put in a bid to own one of them since all the proceeds go to Save the Children and Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity. Crazy, I know, but how cool would it be to have one?!
So, if you’re in London and looking for something to do while getting in some iconic spots and showing your littles about the book they read/watched, this is a trail to do!
More about #BFGDreamJars here
📷: Obviously this is my favorite one and it’s so intricately designed.
Dress: Wren & James (I’ll tell you before you ask as I had so many compliments on this pinafore. Our little loves it and wants to wear it everyday. Nice, thick fabric with great stitching. This is in 4T so she’ll grow into it a bit more.
📷: My little bookworm loved it and even found a hippo and the letter “A” for Abigail in this jar. You can guess where my bid went and what a dream come true it would be to get this.
Dress: Hatley (they give back too!)
Dress: Wren & James
📷: Happy Jumble of Life by Sophie Dahl (the real life granddaughter of Roald Dahl)
📷: We went to watch Matilda earlier this year and A loved it. It was almost a 2 hour performance! She loved the energy and singing of the kids. Well thought out musical and would definitely recommend watching.
📷: Of course you can’t go to the musical and know there is a Matilda inspired afternoon tea to top with this smart gal. We went to aftenoon tea with our California visitors – yes you get a free copy of the book and yes there are better afternoon teas to go to like what I’m going to show/tell you next!
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory inspired afternoon tea. I would say this is a super delicious high tea to go to if you’re into sweets (savory is good too!) and a fab presentation/spread. More info here.
Happy 100th to an amazing novelist!
Cheers and thanks for reading. Xx