Esther the Wonder Pig Goes Home

I’ve been a fan of Esther since her facebook page went up and if you haven’t met her I bet you’ll love her too. I first blogged about her on this site and GirlsHeartBooks way back in 2016 (Esther the Wonder Pig ‚Äď Megan Rix / Ruth Symes) and have followed her ever since. Such a star. She’s been poorly in hospital since May but has now finally gone home: http://@estherthewonderpig

Karate World Cup

Karate World Cup

A few weeks ago it was the GKR Karate World Championship – and this year it was held in the UK at Milton Keynes. Competitors from the UK and Australia and New Zealand and America and Japan took part – and so did I and some friends ūüôā On the Friday we were in the… Continue Reading

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Lightning Pens!

Lightning Pens!

Quick quick quick – less than 2 weeks until the closing date for this year’s 500 words competition¬†¬†so get out that pen (if you haven’t already). If you’re aged between 5-13 there’s still time to enter an amazing story (until the 23rd Feb) and win loads of prizes. Here’s how you enter¬† and you can… Continue Reading

Live or Rehearsed? – Megan Rix / Ruth Symes

Live or Rehearsed? – Megan Rix / Ruth Symes

Some people prefer to rehearse a lot before¬†they give a performance and some are more¬†comfortable just ‘winging’ it. The first way can¬†lead to a polished professional performance, or not. The¬†second way to a natural and friendly one, or not. I think live and rehearsed performances are a bit like¬†writers who plan out their stories meticulously¬†before… Continue Reading