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Monday, 7 February 2011

Will Winnie the witch work her magic and get Little Child Artist Snowflake reading ?

Thursday 17th February 2011
Quick update - Little Snowflake now has a new teacher who is totally brilliant. We are both over the moon and it is a joy to read with her now in the evenings as she really wants to impress and read with her new teacher. Thank you to a wonderful, understanding school. We love you!
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Little Snowflake child artist loves to draw, but when it came to reading books she would run a mile. No interest whatsoever, but thankfully that has all changed now she has her new teacher. I don't know that she will ever be a bookworm like her best friend, as drawing is her first love, but at least now we try to make reading fun instead of a chore. Little Snowflake loves stories and asks me to create a nighttime story to send her to sleep every night.

Last week she was off sick with Asthma. "Mummy" she said, "I wish you did not have to work so you could look after me!" (Well my little sweet pea, I wish I could work from home too, but Mummy has no choice as the 84% damp in the house is effecting your health.) Little Snowflake loves Winnie the witch stories. Her best friend brought her a book for Christmas called Winnie's Magic Moments. It is a brilliant book as you get three stories in one. And the stories are funny and very enjoyable to read.


Anyway Winnie the Witch inspired Little Snowflake to draw three different stories for her own little witch called Moonlight. Her cat drawing looks just like Wilbur, Winnie the Witch's cat. Of course Little Snowflake has added her favourite pet Cindy Woo our black pet bunny rabbit and an owl. Once she had drawn all three stories she sat next to me and dictated her stories, which I typed out for her. My wonderful friend who calls me every week to catch up on how we all are, informed me that the school is holding some sort of book writing competition for children. Little Snowflake would have had more chance of winning with her Flower Alien story we did together as it is original and different, but for me it needed to be something she did purely on her own. And as Winnie the Witch could inspire her to read, and has most definitely inspired her to create her own story this is the one that we have entered.

I have to admit I was never one to read books, I was far too busy drawing and creating things just like Little Snowflake. But I have always been a letter writer, I really enjoy writing, I find it relaxing and it takes the stress out of every day life. I just adore my Google Blog and if I could afford to I would write all day long adding creative videos and pictures. 

Little Snowflake said to me last week that she wants her books to make lots of money so we can get the house sorted, i.e. get rid of the damp mould and have it looking pretty. She has really surprised me by saying she wants to work in a Library and wants to be a writer. Watching her grow up is going to be some amazing adventure that I just can't wait to see. I wonder if she will read all my Google blogs and pass them down the family tree. I know she is proud of all the art work she has created and how she cannot wait to show her child all her childhood creations, so for me I feel very proud that I have managed to create a happy childhood for her even though financially it has been one big struggle and she has had to go without dance, swimming lessons and holidays, unlike her fellow friends.

Little Snowflake asked me this morning, please tell the author (Valerie Thomas and Korky Paul) of Winnie the Witch that I really want another one of her books as I only have one. I want to read them instead of my school books. But as the school books are structured so well, we need to read those first!

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Sunday, 6 February 2011

Tweet Tweet Facebook book brightened up a boring rugby evening England v Wales Feb 2011

Being artistic and creative watching sports to me is boring and dull. But I have to say last night watching England v Wales game was the funniest and most entertaining night I have had for a long time. Not because of the game or wanting England to win. But because my friend had left a message on her Facebook wall that she knew England would win, and what happened next was seriously funny.

Me in the picture below holding up the English Rugby flag in a Welsh garden for a giggle:


It all started with me reading my friends Facebook message saying how she was making stew. I messaged her and asked for the recipe and low and behold, result we get invited for dinner. Yippee I think no cooking and even better no washing up. So we turn up and eat the most amazing minted lamb stew ever and settle down to watch TV. Lovely soaps on, but my favourite, which I have missed for a good few weeks has been cancelled. How dare they cancel Eastenders for boring rugby!

My friends comment on Facebook starts with her being cheeky and saying how it's not worth watching the rugby as she knows England will win. She is a real bird twitcher and puts lots of different bird feeds on her neighbours tree, which she overlooks from her kitchen window. Her neighbour leaves her a message saying "Say bye bye little birdies, the tree is going!!"  Chrissie says lets tie my Welsh rugby flag to his kitchen window. I say no "lets tie it to his tree and take a picture and put it on Facebook." Like naughty little teenagers we sneak outside and tie the English rugby flag to the tree. Chrissie takes a picture of the English flag and puts it on Facebook saying "Oh dear. Something appears to have got caught in the tree..." One of her friends comments saying "That's not your knickers blowing in the wind again, is it Chrystie?" He cuts the flag down. Next thing we know their is a big fire in her garden on what looks like the flag. We are at this point in hysterics.

This leads to remarks by other Welsh friends saying how dare you fly the English flag in Wales treason! Chrissie decides to wind them up just a bit more by saying how she loves being English. Then she gets a reply saying why live in Wales? And how her neighbour has hired a van to take her back to England. Oh my gosh, if this does not make you giggle I don't know what will. Brilliant fun filled evening. Sorry can't say well done England (even though I'm English) for winning, for me it is not about who wins, it is about all living together and accepting peoples different cultures and enjoying each others company! I love England and Wales.

I love England because it is my old home, where most of my family and friends live. The Countryside is beautiful and clean. And one of my favourite places in England is the Upwey Wishing Well:





Why do the English love Wales? Talking for myself, I love the Welsh people and the beaches and ice cream here are just amazing! The Red Castle in Cardiff (Castell Coch,) I have called the Pink Castle in my story book Butterfly Lullaby is certainly worth a visit:



If you read the blog below you will see some beautiful beach pictures and of course
my favourite ice cream:
http://butterflylullaby.blogspot.com/2010/09/holiday-cottage-in-mumbles-stunning-sea.html

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