About Wendy Sparkes

Wendy Sparkes lives in the UK and has been a Nursery Nurse for over fifteen years working with children aged three to five. She is also the author of the 3 books in her Stop and Smell the Roses Series: A Sunny Day, Snowfall and One Starry Night.

Our Little Miracle

Through the LORD’S mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23 NKJV   Introducing Poppy, my cousin’s beautiful daughter – a fighter who keeps beating the odds against … Continue reading

A Time to Rejoice!

For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land. Song of Solomon 2:11-12 NKJV Here … Continue reading

Happily Ever After

“…and they all lived happily ever after,” is the usual ending to a fairy tale. From the time we are little, this is what we dream of – finding that one true love and living happily ever after. I’ve had happily … Continue reading

Hot Cross Buns!

Hot cross buns! Hot cross buns! One ha’ penny, two ha’ penny, Hot cross buns! If you have no daughters, Give them to your sons One ha’ penny, Two ha’ penny, Hot Cross Buns! Traditional Nursery Rhyme … Continue reading

Stories That Never Grow Old

Last Thursday was World Book Day. To celebrate we asked the children to bring in their favourite book to share. I had a lovely day looking at lots of different books, some familiar and old favourites, others new and interesting. … Continue reading