Thursday, 17 April 2014

The Writing Nook

As the short spring days get longer and the weather warmer I open up the writing nook. Rosali curtains and crocheted throws are dusted off, hung and thrown. Cushions are scattered and floral art dusted. Cobwebs are left in corners, after all the have an important job to do, catching those pesky flies.

Windows are polished, the floor swept I sit back and smile as I observe my nifty handy work. The sun beams through the door and I can hear the peaceful sounds of the garden. Birds chirping cheerily, sea gulls sweeping hungrily across the warm sky, the cockerel crows proudly as he forages with his hen and I feel at peace as I enjoy this tranquil haven.

I like to read in here, drink tea and hide away, but most of all I like to write here. I'm rarely bothered by the outside world inside this space, it's my place to escape from distraction, my place to think, to create and to ponder. My special place in the garden is my writing nook.

Have you got a nook?

Mammasaurus and How Does Your Garden Grow?

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Young Sports Journalist Reporter Competition

Do you know an aspiring young journalist? 
A kid who could become an internationally-known junior sports journalist? 

A great opportunity for kids aged 12 - 14! 

If you are 12 to 14 years of age, enter the Football for Friendship competition and you could be in with a chance to be chosen to fly to Lisbon (with your Mum & Dad) to represent the UK against finalists from 15 other European countries in the quest to be crowned Europe's Best Young Sports Journalist. You will get to see the UEFA Champions League Final, plus the chance to see their article in print. 

To take part in the competition:
  1. Study the eight principles of FOOTBALL FOR FRIENDSHIP. Traditions, peace, friendship, victory, equality, health, fairness and devotion.
  2. Interview a peer – football player or a football fan, covering these principles.
  3. Submit creative photos illustrating the interview.
  4. Send interview, photos and filled application form by April 18, 2014 to
  5. Follow the competition results on and Facebook official web page of the project –

You must be quick if you want to enter as the deadline is this Friday 18th April.  Enter Here 


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