The other day we were out for a drive when mum pulled over and said “Look, there’s a baby hedgehog!” Sure enough, there was a hedgehog rooting through the leaves looking for food. Hedgehogs eat frogs, insects, worms, snails, mice, and grubs. Hedgehog is a strange name. Have you ever wondered why it is […]

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Butterflies are beautiful you know. I am watching them from just outside the front door, which Mum and Dad have thoughtfully put a shady porch on so I can sunbathe safely. Nearby is a gigantic bush with long purple flowers on it, it is called a buddleia, and it attracts lots of butterflies. Today it […]

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As I walk around the lakes this morning with my Mum, my attention is drawn to a very noisy frog which is sitting on a stone. “Good morning Mr. Frog,” I say, but it just ignores me. Then, suddenly, its tongue darts out and it catches a little fly, and quick as a flash it […]

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Today, walking around the lovely lakes nearby in the sunshine, Toby was happily sniffing around when something bright red caught my eye. There on a piece of reed was a bright red dragonfly.                                 I had never seen a red […]

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Les livres pour enfants Toby et Compagnie – Ca bouge toujours! et Toby et Compagnie – Le Mystere du Poulailler sont maintenant disponibles en français, traduit par Emilie Baudrez. Toby et Compagnie – Ca bouge toujours! Ça bouge toujours poursuit les aventures de Toby le Border Collie dans la Ferme Fantastique, la petite ferme où […]

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These two boys are Connor and Mason, our grandsons, and this Easter they got a very special present. Their own book! You see – these two very special boys are two of the characters in the latest Toby’s Tails book, Toby’s Tails – Easter at Fantasy Farm. Look how happy they are!           […]

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Everyone at Fantasy Farm is excited, because there will be a new book available in celebration of Easter. Toby’s Tails – Easter at Fantasy Farm (Fantasy Farm Tales Book 7)

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The other night Mum and Dad heard a strange beeping sound in the yard, it sounded like something electrical was sending out an alarm, but it wasn’t… So what could it be? Well, Mum went out to investigate and under a tarpaulin she discovered the answer – it was a Common Midwife Toad! We love animals as […]

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Everyone knows how us dogs love our walks. Well, if you live, or are going on holiday near to Chateau la Valliere in Department l’Indre et Loire in the Centre region (37) http://www.chateaulavalliere.com/index.php/culture-et-loisirs/calendrier-des-manifestations.html  which is just above Tours in the NW of France, there is a lovely walk around the lake there.     The lake has […]

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Those of you who’ve read my book will know all about the Common Lizards or Geko’s which abound around here, and will have discovered some interesting facts about them. I have to tell you though, today, I watched Pepper the cat chasing something in the grass and I assumed it was a mouse. She’s a […]

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