Sundry reflections


LAUNCH DAY for Abigay’s Farm!  10th November 2021

I woke up with with a start. After around four years of writing the story, today was the day when my children’s novel Abigay’s Farm was […]

Abigay’s Farm. Designing the cover.

Yesterday I received a very interesting comment on Messenger. “I love that friendly cover, Odette such a warm, practical mood about it!” (Thank you Penny D…. […]

Publication Day and Kindness

Good morning!  Today, 27th October 2021  is a big day for my book Abigay’s Farm by Odette Elliott.  It is Publication Day!   I began writing […]

Stepping right into my story (coming in October 20121)

Last weekend we visited two family farms.  When writing the story of Abigay’s Farm, in my head I switched between both farms.  We were back in […]

Watch this Space!

In October this year my children’s novel Abigay’s Farm will be published.  It is for children around 9 – 12 years old. There will be a […]


One of our granddaughters was an avid reader before she became ill with severe ME.  One of our granddaughters had the good fortune to have a […]

New Theme: Random Jottings

 I have finished writing about our family’s adoption journey. Time has moved on. We now have five wonderful grandchildren. As I write today, one is about […]

Empathy in Children’s Literature

Welcome back. I have been very busy writing my children’s novel – see later –  which is why I have neglected my blog. Sorry! I have recently […]

Adoption and Identical Twins. Nurture versus Nature.

I think I have always been interested in ADOPTION, maybe because my best friend at school was adopted.  It interested me to realise that she had […]