Some photos from UK!

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Hello everyone!

I have been very busy writing my book but that is not why I am posting though.

I am posting some photos for everyone that I took at various places in the United Kingdom!

I hope you like them!

Here is the view from the top of Edinburgh zoo in Scotland!
Edinburgh Top

Here is the scores from a game of Ice Hockey – Sheffield Steelers Vs Belfast Giants

The Koala’s at Edinburgh Zoo – they sleep 20 hours a day buy I caught them snacking!

A greater one-horned rhino at Edinburgh Zoo – I love this picture, he is called Samir, he is six years old and just come out of the bath!

I have never seen a panda before, this is a sleeping Yang Guang!
Tian Tian

Sunbathing penguins!

Trees of Scotland from the view of a small person!
Trees of Scotland

A meerkat making sure the coast is clear!

Here is a picture of a beach I visited!
Beach Stones

Chocolate sponge loaf! #baking

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Chocolate sponge cake!

Today I baked a chocolate sponge cake loaf – here is how I made it!

Ingredients that you will need:

Loaf tin
Large Bowl
115g Self raising flour
115g Caster Sugar
115g Butter / Margarine
2 x Eggs
As much baking chocolate as you like – as long as you want it chocolatey!


First of all pre heat the oven to between 150/175 degrees!

Grease a loaf tin – don’t forget that part.

Measure out all of the ingredients on measuring scales, then put them together and mix them together thoroughly, in a slow motion. Once complete, it should be into a soft mixture without any lumps in it.



Fetch a loaf tin and grease it with butter and fill it with the soft mixture you have just created. Put the cake in the middle of the oven which you have pre heated. You can put the mixture into cupcake holders instead if you like.
Bake the cake for 25 minutes!


It should rise in the oven, if you stick a fork into the middle of the cake – to tell if it’s done, prod a fork in the middle. Note that no soft eggy mixture comes out on the fork. If it does you need to leave it longer.



Every kid should read Roald Dahl books #kidslit #amreading

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I really like Roald Dahl books. When I was younger I read lots of them, I enjoyed them and they helped me learn to read. Every kid my age should read his books.

Everyone’s first experience of Roald Dahl is different. Mine was probably the story of ‘The Big Friendly Giant’ (or… The BFG for short). My Dad thinks its one of the best children’s books around and he insisted reading it to me. It is a bizarre story but very funny. I remember the ‘whizz poppers’ making me laugh a lot. I think I was about five or six years old when I was first read it. My mum tells me that she used to read Revolting Rhymes to me as well. I really enjoyed that.

My most favourite Roald Dahl story though is probably not what you think – its The Twits. That’s because it is short and packed full of gross stuff (which is good for kids!), about Mr and Mrs Twit. I remember them being terrible, awful characters but they were described in an amusing way. I loved it.

Fantastic Mr Fox is one of my other favourite Roald Dahl books. I was bought a copy a few years ago and I read it quite a few times. Mr Fox is a brilliant character – he is always really positive no matter what terrible situations he is in. He has his family’s best interests at heart but I don’t know how they put up with him. If you have read Fanfastic Mr Fox – then you should watch the movie, which is one of my favourite adaptations, it’s really cool!

There are so many good Roald Dahl books out there, I just can’t list them all.

Roald Dahl

If you want to know my full Top 5 Roald Dahl books, see this video I made a while ago:

I don’t think that Roald Dahl is as popular with kids as he used to be though, when I started school. He doesn’t get talked about and that is a shame! However I think that there are lots of other good authors inspired by him! I also really like David Walliams books – they remind me of Roald Dahl a little bit. If you think Roald Dahl is too old fashioned then you should read Gangsta Granny or Mr Stink, they are more popular for kids like me these days.

What is your favourite Roald Dahl book?

Sugary-Sherburts – Book 3 Teaser #kidslit

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Gosh – Hi everyone!

I have been off for WordPress for a little while. I wanted to let everyone know that I have just finished writing my very first draft of The Sugary-Sherburts — BOOK 3! If you have never read my other books, they are kidslit and I wrote my first one when I was 10.

I haven’t written a book in a while though, and I know that the most difficult bit is next, proof reading and editing, then getting the pictures organised. Its very exciting though?!

Here is a video I made for it

My 2014 young adult / teen book awards!

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Hi everyone,

The book awards are new to my blog, but I thought they would be useful to kids my age. If you are my age, like young teen and are looking for some exciting books to read, here are some good suggestions. You probably all know that I love reading – I have been very busy reading in 2014.

Here are my top four books of the year 2014!

At number 4 – A year without Autumn by Liz Kessler!
On her way to visit her best friend Autumn, the character called Jenni suddenly finds she’s exactly one year forward in time. I was recommended this book by someone on my blog, it was a great book. The writing is really good and it is quite funny!

At number 3 – The Maze Runner by James Dashner!
I loved the Maze Runner. It is about a boy called Thomas who is transported to a terrible maze, and he is trapped with a group of other children. It was nail biting and I couldn’t put it down!

At number 2 – Awful Auntie by David Walliams!
I don’t think that David Walliams can ever beat Gangsta Granny, but I read this book in 24 hours and I couldn’t put it down. It is about a 12 year old girl called Stella and her grim auntie Alberta!

At number 1 – The Book Thief – by Markus Zusak
Gosh I loved the book thief. I loved that it is so different to all the other books I have read. I am doing about WW2 at school and it is nice to see a different side of the ww2. It is narrated by Death and I liked the whole book from start to finish – this book is easily a 10/10
Book Thief

Well that’s it for now, I hope you enjoyed my post!

Have you read any of these?

Just finished reading Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone!

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Recently I have read Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone by J.K. Rowling and I thought I would write a blog post about it.


My friends couldn’t believe that I had never read Harry Potter books before. I have tried but never really got into them. The film had put me off. However my friend lent me their copy of The Philosophers Stone a few weeks ago. It’s an enjoyable book, when I actually gave it time, I couldn’t put it down.

Basically, Harry Potter’s parents were killed when Harry was little and he went to live with his Aunt and Uncle – which he hated thoroughly! Harry started receiving hundreds of letters which his evil uncle just burnt. However they didn’t know that the letter was to tell Harry that he had been accepted into Hogwarts. As days went on the Uncle took Harry away and then Hagrid (school assistant) gave them all the good news – well good news to Harry anyway.

I really like this book because most of the time there’s always something big or small happening, the writing is brilliant which keeps you interested. I struggled to keep interest towards the end when the action got less and less but I kept on going and glad it didn’t put me off the book.

I would recommend this book for 7 – 12 year olds (boys or girls!) I give it five out of five stars!

My next book in the series is the “Chamber of Secrets”.

Has anyone read this book? Do you love Harry Potter?

Children’s Book Week Giveaway Hop 2014 #KidLitGH (Now closed to entries)

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Hello this post is part of the 2nd Annual Children’s Book Week Kid Lit Giveaway Hop. The giveaway is run and managed by Renee @ Mother Daughter Book Reviews (links below):

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Below was my prize!

Prize: A copy of The Sugary-Sherburts and The Stone Witch by Heather Ellis (suitable children aged 7+).

(The image above is the Kindle book cover).

Link to my the book for more detail:

The blurb…”

“A cruel witch and a desperate discovery. Kit and Kat, Sugary-Sherburt, find themselves on the run from a dastardly witch who is trying to destroy their town called Thornton. Kit and Kat must join forces to defeat the wicked witch and get home in time for dinner. The journey takes them to a secret snow castle. They are in terrible danger; will they manage to save the town, their friend and families in time? The Sugary Sherburts and The Stone Witch is part two of the Sugary-Sherburts series by Heather Ellis.”

My contest ended.

Open to: Internationally

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Terms and Conditions: No purchase required to enter or win. Void where prohibited by law. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. No cash alternatives available. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with the company Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored, hosted, and managed by Heather Ellis from Heather Ellis Books.

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