Cute + Contemporary Art for Kids by Carla Daly



Decorating the nursery with Irish artist Carla Daly’s art for children is sure to ignite your child imagination while

bringing vibrant colour to your child’s room.


Daly’s art includes playful paintings of giraffes, sheep, zebras and elephants, as well as wall growth charts,

door signs, baby gifts, birth announcements, and alphabet wall stickers.


Carla Daly offers free shipping worldwide so if you are looking for a small gift for your niece in Canada or your

grandchild in Australia, this could be a good gift idea for you!

Out and About Week 49



What: Santa’s Secret Village

Where: Cologne Christmas Market, Queen’s Walk, South Bank, London, SE1 9PX

When: Mon-Fri 10:00AM-6:00PM, Sat-Sun 10:00AM-8:00PM

Price: £10.00-£15.00 (For 1 Child and 1 Adult)

About: See Father Christmas for a 30 minute show of magical storytelling, a gift and a framed photo with

the most popular man this season!




What: The 29th Annual Great Pudding Race

Where: West Piazza, Covent Garden Market, WC2E 8RF, 07918 608499,

When: Saturday, December 5, 2009, 11:00AM

Price: FREE

About: Watch 150 people in fancy dress race around with Christmas pudding balanced on spoons to raise money

for CRAC on behalf of Cancer Research UK. The day will also include street performers and entertainers.




What: London Brass Rubbing Centre

Where: St. Martin-In-The-Field, 6 St. Martin’s Place, Trafalgar Square, WC2N 4JJ, 020 7766 1100,

When: Mon – Wed 10:00AM-7:00OPM, Thur –Sat 10:00AM-10:00PM, Sun 12:00PM-7:00PM

Price: £4.50-£15.00 (Depending on Brass Size)

About: There are a variety of objects for children to rub, unicorns, sheep, lions, dragons, knights and more.




What: Dulwich Park Christmas Market

Where: Pavilion Cafe, Dulwich Park, College Rd, SE21 7BQ, 020 8299 1383,

When: Sunday 6th December, 9:30AM-3:00PM

Price: Free

About: A traditional Christmas market selling Christmas cards, crafts, gifts and food as well as family friendly

additions like carol singing and face painting!




What: Cinderella

Where: Unicorn Theatre, Tooley St, London, SE1 2HZ, 020 7645 0560, 

When: December 5 – January 24

Price: £18.00, family ticket £50.00

About: Set on a floating retirement home for elderly magicians, this comedy version of Cinderella is a twist on the

classic fairy tale, perfect for six and up!

Best Books: Where The Wild Things Are



“Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak has become a classic, soon to be pop culture icon with the

upcoming release of the major motion picture version of the story.


First published in 1963, the book won the Caldecott Medal as the “Most Distinguished Picture Book of the Year” a

year later. Over the past few years, Urban Outfitters brought the book back into our grown up hearts by selling

home decor and clothing items displaying its front page image.


The memorable illustrations have been recognized as the reason for the books popularity and cult like following.

Though the plot of the book and images are based on fantasy, the real consequences of the main character Max

make the reality in the story relatable to children and parents alike.


In the story, Max gets up to some mischeif  in his wolf suit which restults in a scolding from his mother where she

calls him a “Wild Thing” andsends him to bed without any supper.


Rather than going to sleep as instructed, Max’s imagination transforms his bedroom into an extraordinary space, with

a forest, an ocean, a little boat and a land full of “wild things.”


The images in the book make the “wild things” look quite fierce, but Max is able to tame them and is soon made into

their king.


Eventually, Max decides he misses his mother and sails back to his own room where he finds his supper

waiting for him. If you have not yet introduced this book to your child, now is the time to do it

(as long as they are 3+). You can easily find Where The Wild Things Are at your local bookstore.


You can also re-visit your own memories of the book from November 27 – January 3 in London, where the

Illustration Cupboard will be showcasing the wonderful artwork found in “Where the Wild Things Are” in

a free exhibition for illustration fans.

Easy Apple Crisp



What You Will Need:

5 cups apples peeled, cored, and thinly sliced

1 tablespoon lemon juice fresh

1/3 cup whole wheat flour

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon ground

1/2 teaspoon allspice ground

Dash nutmeg ground

1/4 cup wheat germ toasted

1 cup oats old-fashioned

1/2 cup nuts chopped

1/3 cup butter melted or margarine


What To Do:

1. Heat oven to 375°.

2. Place apple slices in a greased 8-inch square shallow baking dish. Sprinkle with lemon juice.

3. Let the kids combine dry ingredients with oats and nuts while you mix in melted butter or margarine until

mixture is crumbly. Let the children sprinkle the mixture over the apples.

4. Put in oven and bake about 25 to 35 minutes or until apples are tender. Serve warm or cold topped with ice cream.

Mustard Pork Cutlets


Serve this dish with salad and potatos!


What You Will Need:

2 eggs

2 tablespoons mustard

2 pounds pork loin cutlets

1 cup bread crumbs

3 tablespoons oil


What To Do:

1. Blend eggs and mustard together in a shallow pie pan and set aside.

2. Dip pork cutlets in egg mixture and coat them with bread crumbs.

3. Heat oil in a pan and add the pork, heating on both sides until cooked through!

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