Rebecca Lees Writer

Category Children’s Books

Books worth getting your boots on for

Winter is one of my favourite times for walking, with peaceful forests and misty ridges offering gentle respite from hours cooped up indoors. But if you’re a hibernator, the good news is that gentle signs of spring are starting to… Continue Reading →

Shopping small, supporting local this Christmas

Round about now I’d ordinarily be spending a day with my mum, mooching around the good shops of Cardiff or Swansea. I say ‘mooching’; to be honest, you’d find me collapsed in the doorway of the fourth shop reached, weakly… Continue Reading →

Speak in public? Time to retreat

There’s a reason why I love writing. It’s because writing, as I discovered at a very young age, is infinitely preferrable to standing up and speaking to a whole bunch of people. And for someone who really doesn’t like speaking… Continue Reading →

Five go-to autumn reads

Jane Austen’s on the new £10 note (hooray!) , which got me asking online: what’s your favourite Austen novel? Unsurprisingly, the consensus was Pride and Prejudice, although the wonderfully witty Emma was also named (thankfully no one proposed Northanger Abbey;… Continue Reading →

August adventures in the great outdoors

Where are your August adventures taking you? Ours are taking us across south Wales and beyond… and the good news for the teen and teen-in-training is that they don’t even involve that much walking! So if you’re already counting down… Continue Reading →

Spooky walks for Hallowe’en

  Hallowe’en is here and what better way to celebrate than to escape outdoors in search of spooky adventure? Here’s my round-up of the best south Wales walks to get the ghostly goings-on underway!   1. Spooky Wood, Clerkenhill Adventure… Continue Reading →

I’m going to the dogs with book sales!

The fold-up table and chairs are already in the boot and shiny new wellies ordered (and they’re just for Lionel, who’s freshly back from the Groom Room and Definitely Not Allowed Near Mud). My latest book-selling event is nearly here,… Continue Reading →

Join the big adventure – just Be Prepared!

Wales’ Year of Adventure continues with the Great Weekend of Adventure and more rain. I pack two Scouts off to a timely activity day, during which they are going to attempt to gain Sniper badges. A Scout mum on Facebook… Continue Reading →

A good walk? Don’t lead me on

I’ve always thought American author Mark Twain was spot on when he stated: “Golf is a good walk spoiled.” Now, at the risk of incurring the fury of, oh, about eight million crazy canine people, I’m going a step further… Continue Reading →

It’s National Walking Month and I’m streets behind!

The sun is shining (occasionally), the birds are singing and National Walking Month is here! I nearly spill my tea when I first see the hashtag, it serving as a juddering reminder that my next #trailsbookdeadline is bearing down and… Continue Reading →

Christmas delivery for children’s trails book!

The wait is over! It’s been more tense than a weekend in a Yodel warehouse, but… the book is finally here! South West Wales Children’s Trails is now out, just* in time for Christmas. There have been setbacks, hiccups and… Continue Reading →

I’ve finished! (nearly…)

Finally, the sun shines. It stays shining whilst we scramble our way to the very tip of Worms Head, which seems more like the end of the world as we stand, breathless, with sea on three sides. It positively burns… Continue Reading →

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