What is this blog about?

My dear friend:

Wales is part of Great Britain

I am so glad that you are here. I am sure that you are curious to find out what this blog is all about. How it came about is quite an interesting story I assure you. A short while ago, I met a fellow called Gryf who was very lost and alone in the world. Gryf comes from Wales, which is in Great Britain, and he found himself in my town quite by accident. To say that he did not know how to cope with his situation is an understatement. This blog is about his story, his journey, and his discoveries. I know that he plans on writing articles about a wide variety of subjects, and he wants to share book reviews, recipes, and art project ideas with you as well.

Gryf is a truly remarkable individual who loves books, music, science, history, nature, and having adventures. One of the things that I like about him is the fact that he wants to know about everything and understand everything. He is eager to learn and is incredibly curious. One of his biggest challenges is accepting that he can’t learn everything at once. Gryf has a tendency to pout when he doesn’t get what he wants, which is ridiculous considering how large and how old he is. He can also be incredibly stubborn. His only real vice is that he has a terrible sweet tooth, a huge sweet tooth. I have to hide all my gummy bears because otherwise he eats the lot.

You may be wondering who I am. I am the person who found Gryf when he was in a very bad situation. I brought him home with me, and now he is a member of my family. Gryf calls me Lady M, a name I rather like, so I will use it here. I am a writer, editor, and reviewer of children’s books. I live with my husband, daughter, two Siamese cats, three mixed-breed dogs, and two guinea pigs. Being a writer and reviewer, I have a house that is full of books. Gryf was thrilled when he saw how many books I have. I enjoy hiking, running, reading, knitting, cooking, traveling, and collecting books.

Now that you know who we are, I encourage you to start reading Gryf’s story, as written by him. Just one last note before I leave you. I do occasionally talk Gryf into editing his writing because otherwise you might find it hard to understand him. His style of speech and writing is rather old fashioned, which is not surprising when you consider where (and when) he is from. Not wanting to change his writing too much, I have put in some popups that define some of the words he uses. They also provide background information about some of the people, places, things, and events that he mentions in his narrative.

I honestly think that anyone over the age of twelve is going to find this blog interesting, and yes, that includes those of you who are adults. Happy reading and we look forward to hearing from you.