Gransnet birthday cake competition
We reach the advanced age of two on Sunday! Good luck if you've uploaded your celebratory cake pictures - and, everyone, please vote for your favourite. There's a family trip to Drayton Manor Park for the winner plus some very nice prizes for runners-up.
Q&A with Jay Griffiths, author of Kith
Jay Griffiths believes that children are exiled from nature - "caged indoors, shut out of the green and vivid world" - and pushed through a school system that is "half factory, half prison". Her book Kith has had great reviews and she's doing a Q&A for us. Ask about childhood and education by this Tuesday 7 May.
Kids' book of the month
Princess Primrose is expected to be on her best behaviour for granny - but granny doesn't mind having a bit of fun herself...We have 50 copies of Alex T. Smith's delightful picture book to give away.
Steve Jones webchat
The Bible is the first science textbook, argues geneticist Steve Jones, who'll be joining us for a webchat at 1pm on Wednesday 15 May. How can we understand the big biblical questions through the lens of modern science?
Ask a question on The Newlyweds
Nell Freudenberger's story of cultural collision in small town America has been a hit. If you enjoyed this month's book club novel and especially if you got a free copy, please ask a question. We'll be sending these off to Nell on Tuesday.
Don't forget to look out for next week's book club novel on the home page - we expect this to be popular.
And ANOTHER kids' book giveaway
...this time for older children. We have 20 hardback copies of Rachel Campbell-Johnston's extraordinary story about a child's friendship with an elephant , set against the backdrop of Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda.
Local Bank holiday roundup
Our local editors have put together a selection of hugely entertaining indoor and outdoor events to keep you amused whatever the weather this bank holiday weekend. Check out local pleasures, from traditional maypole dancing to duck races and bat walks.
We're offering 15% off first orders at M&CO with code SAVOO15
From the forums
Bags and Zengran decided we needed a new movement to reclaim old age, Old Pride. The benefits of ageing have been underestimated, Bags pointed out: "You learn useful things as you age, such as how to eat cake and drink coffee while having a nosebleed".
Old Pride sounds a bit like a beer and turns out to be the name of a band so there was general agreement that Embrace Age was a good name.
We still needed a slogan. "We're coming out of the airing cupboard, we're old and proud of it," offered Notso. Nelliemoser suggested that reclaiming your identity was all about getting the joke in first and suggested: "I wanted to be a standup comedian but my back gives out before I can get to the punchline."
You can follow @EmbraceAge on twitter and it already has its own (rather good) facebook page. Reclaim the wrinkles.
Pedants' Corner, not to be outdone, also had its own slogan, courtesy of Elegran: "Gransnet Academy of the English language. Apostrophes sorted while you wait."