Books, books and a bit of cake….

Hello Bloggers/Blog readers/Awesome people,

I have just finished reading a book called Loser by Jerry Spinelli. He writes beautiful, emotional books and the ones I have read are about being different. Star Girl, also by Jerry Spinelli, is amazing and makes you look at the world in different ways. It made me cry because I’m soppy, but I definitely recommend both books!!

The other books I’ve been reading at the moment are the Stephanie Plum novels by Janet Evanovich which are super exciting! Stephanie Plum is a bounty hunter who lives in Jersey with her hamster Rex. I think there are 18 books and I need to order the 11th one. They a funny and sometimes sad but Stephanie’s life is VERY entertaining!!!

I’m writing this whilst eating so Ryvita which isn’t cake but we can pretend….

Love Owl xx

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Tasty!

Sorry I didn’t manage to blog yesterday but I was worn out! A brief summary of our doings is typed here:

We got a Krispy Creme Donut from the train station then went on a Duck Tour around London…. Duck tours are were you get taken on an expedition round the most  interesting bits of London ( in this case however we did go on a Duck tour in Seattle which was cool ) in these special cars from WWII that can drive on the roads and on water!!  Speaking of war, we went to the Imperial War Museum and that was fascinating as they had exhibits about all kinds of stuff on such as, The Blitz, The Holocaust, Evacuees and much more. The Holocaust exhibition was sad but we should definitely learn from this! After all this we were starving, so we caught the tube and found a lovely Turkish restaurant where I ate a lot of fried Halloumi which is a type of cheese that doesn’t melt when you cook it and it’s lovely and salty along with some calamari and some chicken shish… Yummy!

Sorry about that; that  wasn’t really very, brief was it? Never mind. Today we went to this place called the Wellcome Institute (don’t worry, I can spell, that’s it’s name) which is this sciencey place and they had an exhibition on about brains, which is a bit gruesome but still cool. They have a bit about medicine upstairs as well, along with a collection of stuff like death masks and prosthetic limbs, shrunken heads and tooth necklaces! I highly recommend it.

Tallulah and Oscar got fluffy germ toys, which they picked themselves, as a treat from the Wellcome Institute. We managed to drop Tallulah’s in a puddle on the way home which was quite amusing, so it’s currently drying out on the kitchen table. Anyway, after the Wellcome Institute, we made our way over to Selfridges but made a pit stop on the way to an amazing chocolate shop on Marylebone High street called Rococo Chocolates and because I hadn’t gotten a stuffed germ in the gift shop as I decided I had enough stuff, Mum let me have ten little chocolates instead…. Hooray! They were luxurious; I had some ordinary flavours but I also picked some weird ones too like the geranium one. Then we stopped at a book shop called Daunt Books that is beautiful and looks a bit like a library.

Finally, we meandered into Selfridges (tis big department store) and got the mug Mummy wanted. As we were walking up to the doors we encountered a small brass band marching along the makeup  floor and followed shortly after by an impressive on man band! we also saw some plastic Corgis wearing crowns and headscarves and some brightly coloured plastic pigeons sporting very fine top hats…

Next, we stopped at a cute little cafe for refreshments and because I am a great sister, I fulfilled my sisterly duties and drank Oscar and Tallulah’s hot chocolates as they claimed they were full. Ha ha! Then we got on the next bus we saw and rode all the way until it got to the end of it’s route and got on another bus taking us back the way we had just come. After that we just walked around for ages exploring whilst looking for the right bus to take us home. Unfortunately that bus drove past us so we had to catch the next one. I would really recommend just getting on a random bus because it’s really fun.

If you have been to London before you will know how awesome it is, and if you haven’t, well, you should because you will undoubtedly love it. Just before I go I must tell you about a book I started after I finished the Deathly Hallows. It’s called Into The Woods and it was fabulous; I have finished it now and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The story was based around the Pied Piper but bits of other fairy tales were woven into the story. You may think it’s soppy because it uses fairy tales but Into The Woods is really thrilling and fun to read. It’s about three sisters and this magical pipe which is desperately being hunted by the malicious baddy…

Well, I have to go to bed now, but in the meanwhile, Keep calm and carry on! 🙂

Love Owl x

Book time! Hooray

Hello! Thank you for all your lovely comments by the way….

I have been meaning to read the Harry Potter books for ages! I have listened to all the CD’s/tapes and watched all the films but reading the books is the best thing to do really. I am on the last book now, The Deathly Hallows and it’s great but my favourite is the Prisoner of Azkaban. Anyone who hasn’t read them really needs to!

I have also just finished reading an amazing, emotional book called Wonder by R.J Palacio about a boy called August who was born with a deformed face and it is about him starting school however each part of the book is from someone in his family or their friends view point and it’s an absolutely inspiring! I think we are surrounded by amazing books and literature but no one thinks that they will enjoy them more than an Xbox or a film but they’re wrong because some books are just brilliant. It’s great the way that they make their own worlds and people and that you make friends (or enemies) with them along the way.

Love Owl x