Yesterday was such a brilliant day! Not because Daddy BookBairn bought red roses (he didn't by...

Book Giving Day Treasure Hunt

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 BookBairn Blog 22 Comments

Yesterday was such a brilliant day! Not because Daddy BookBairn bought red roses (he didn't by the way), or we had a romantic meal for two (nope didn't do that either) or because of the beautiful diamonds I was given (don't be silly!). It's simply because BookBairn, Papa BookBairn and I went on a marvelous tour of all the local play places and hid books for others to find in our Book Giving Day treasure hunt.

BookBairn and I popped out early to the local soft play and stashed a few books in the ball pool and on the slides for little ones to find (Mummy also had a hot cup of tea whilst little miss had a quick play) and we rushed home to meet Papa who was taxi driver and swing pusher for the day. (As I'm now seven months pregnant we decided it made the most sense to go from park to park in the car so I wasn't completely exhausted by the end.) First we headed to the duck pond and park and fed the ducks, played on the swings and hid a pile of books. Next, we headed to the 'big park' and played on the slide, had another go at the swings and hid a dozen books all over from the bandstand to the roundabout to the slides. Here we bumped into a couple of book hunters who were delighted with their finds and I felt like Santa Claus! Thanks for saying hello - it was lovely to see your smiley faces. And finally, we stopped at one of the little parks in a local housing estate and had another play and hid some more books.

I was exhausted! And so was BookBairn who had a long nap afterwards! But the fun didn't stop there! We then got lots of notifications on social media about people who had found our books. And these made me smile so much! So many happy children and grateful parents. I really felt wonderful and am so glad you enjoyed the day. I was thrilled to see that some people had even come prepared and had left a book behind where they had picked theirs up. You can see them all on our Facebook Page. And although it was disappointing for a few people who said they hadn't got to a park in time to find anything I was so relieved to see that there weren't any left out over night and the hunt had been a success.

Thank you so much to everyone who took part: donating books, hunting for them and hiding extras. I hope I can do something similar in future, though for the moment I'm concentrating on resting up and taking care of BookBump! I have an idea in mind though... perhaps for just after the summer/whenever I actually get some sleep!

A special thank you to Papa BookBairn who made sure I could get to all the parks with ease and who kept BookBairn happy and flying high in the swings whilst I hid books, took photos and posted on social media. I couldn't have done it without you! (Though I reckon you had as much fun playing with BookBairn as I had!)

Thanks everyone for all your support!
Happy Book Giving Day,
Mummy and BookBairn xx








22 comments:

  1. It was such a great day. It was nice to see BookBairn so happy and having fun. Glad the book hunt went so well.

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    1. Thank you for all your help! She had a great time! xx

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  2. Well done Mummy and BookBairn. It sounds like a grand day out

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for lending us Papa for the day to help out. xx

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  3. It looks like you had a fantastic day. How lovely to meet some of your #bookgivingday recipients :)

    #ReadWithMe

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    1. It was lovely to get feedback from people - and so many people want to help if I can do it again! (Though not planning that until after baby is born!) x

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  4. What a fantastic idea!! Thanks for sharing with #ReadWithMe

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  5. What an amazing thing to do and how lovely to know that the books were all found and appreciated! No wonder you were all exhausted!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, it took a day to recover! x

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  6. What a fantastic idea. A lovely way to spread the love of books. #ReadWithMe #KLTR

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    1. Thank you! I definitely want to do something similar in future as it was so much fun!

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  7. this is a brilliant idea, might give his a go myself at some point x

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    1. It was so much fun Sarah! I really loved it!

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  8. Well done one a fantastic idea.
    #KLTR

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  9. What a fantastic idea, it looks loads of fun. I know my kids would have been super excited to find a book in the park.
    #ReadWithMe

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    1. I loved the idea of bring books and play together! And all the happy faces in photos made it worthwhile!

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  10. Love this post! You must have been shattered but it looked so worth it :) #readwithme #KLTR

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    1. Thank you! It was so much fun but you're right I was shattered afterwards. x

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