Sunday, 29 April 2012

left4dead with daddy ! :) starring mobi! :)

Hey guys its Fred ! Well no, it isn't Fred, but we have been doing fun things that may be better than Fred’s activites !  Because we have been left4dead with daddy !dun dun duuuuuu! but dont worry because we did cool things like :
  • Get a new NERF gun: the nite finder ex-3
  • Mum visited twice #1 to see if everyone was okay and no brains were eaten. #2 : to wash her clothes
  •  Walked the the dog down to a  ford
  • Made a roman forum (not painted yet)
  • Bought 36 Nerf bullets
  • Did Maths and English, I also did handwriting while Indi & Dilly did Latin.
  •  Read a whole “Horrible Histories” book
  • And today we are going to some more fun stuff !

Our strange cool wibbily wobily ,timey wimey hobbies so far in Cornwall:

Indi has a few new hobbies, like youtube drawings of puppies, kittens parrots etc. DIY - while making our Roman forum  and she is saving up pocketmoney to get a Mavrick (nerf gun). Dilly is now obsessed with drawing, especially (psssst... did you notice that everthing indi likes he likes!) just this week he started a hobby on Nerf and earlier he had a hobby of Youtube videos.
I’m now super obsessed with NERF ! Youtube vids , Roblox and our puppy Daisy who has grown very fast since we got her!
Glossary of words:
nite finder ex-3 : A special nerf gun with three foam whistle darts which whistle when projected into the air, a dart holder which  holds two bullets at a time and a very cool laser beam targeting light.
NERF : NERF is a cool gun/toy company  which makes nerf guns at the moment. There are two tipes of Nerf  guns; the Nerf Vortex and the Nerf Strike. Nerf Strike fires cylindar black/orange foam bullets which  have either sticky on top or not-sticky heads. The Nerf Vortex Guns, which I do not recommend, fire green round hard bullets.
Ford : a Ford is a type of river crossing - there is one super duper one near our house.
forum : the Roman centre of town which includes the market, baths ,the offices  and more.
bye ningas,monsters, ladies ,zombies, gentleme – I’m off then, see ya later ! Mobixxx ! :)

What have we done?

Hi guys!

This week has been the best week ever! On Monday and Tuesday we did normal home-school stuff, and we thought it was going to be the worst week EVER! But on Wednesday we used all the bread for an unhealthy breakfast of toast and peanut butter, so we had to go to the shop and buy some more. This meant that we couldn’t do home-school, so we decided to do that day’s home-school on Saturday. But we did pocket money on Saturday! So while we were out getting bread, we got our pocket money stuff as well.

And it gets better! The next morning we had a times table test and I got most of them right! But the ones I got wrong were my nines, because I always get them mixed up. I thought 6 X 9=63, but it’s supposed to be 6 X 9 = 54! I did the test just for me perfectly the next day.

 In the afternoon mum came round to wash her clothes.  Dad said she stayed for more than an hour, but it felt like the shortest hour ever.  Then dad and I went shopping to buy paint for a roman forum (a sort of town centre) which we would be making in our Saturday home-school.

The next day we collected the boxes and bits of cardboard for the building of the forum. We cleared the table and put down newspaper. Then we got some sticky tape, glue, and a pair of scissors. We called Morris down from the computer and set to work. By the end of the day we only had to make The Temple of Jupiter and the baths. Dad said we would have tea in the living room while watching “The Voice UK”, and we did! As as a special treat he gave us trifle for afters! YUM YUM!
This morning we had a lie- in until I wrote this! Today we will paint and populate our forum with LEGO!

Indigo, XXX         

Dylan's Week

Hey guys!
Thanks for the amazing comments! We were really happy that you made soooo many comments!
Now, back to business. Over the past week we have been doing some school (which, by the way, is very fun!) including some Latin and some maths.
Over a few days of the week, we were looking at different math tasks. They were:
  • Capacity
  • Weight
  • Times tables test (I didn’t have enough time, though every single answer I did was correct)

We also got to mix some art and Latin (Latin is rather hard) to come up with one answer: “Let’s make the forum”.
A forum is basically a town centre. You go there to worship gods at temples, to buy stuff at either permanent or temporary stalls, to have a bath at the local baths or buy cloth at the guildhall of the cloth trade.
Today we are going to paint the forum.
Oh, and Morris is now obsessed with Nerf guns, I am obsessed with drawing (anyone else who’s the same can go to the YouTube channel of Mark Crilley, creator of graphic novel series Miki Falls and graphic novel Brody’s Ghost Indigo is also obsessed with our new puppy, daisy (Who has grown a lot!).
 Have a happy weekend!
 From the three little kids and the big bad dad!!

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Indigo's book FREE today on Amazon!

Indigo's collection of adventure stories about a crazy Tudor dog is ABSOLUTELY FREE all today and tomorrow on Amazon Kindle.

You can download Indigo's story onto a Kindle device, or even onto a computer or other device if you have Kindle for PC/Mac or iPhone loaded onto it.

The free promotion only lasts for this weekend of 14th and 15th April 2012, so grab it as soon as you can on "How Potatoes Saved the Queen" by Indigo Haynes. 

It's also available FREE in the States today and tomorrow on Indigo's page at
From: Potatoes and the Wolves
In the centre of old London town, Potatoes was watching some bear-baiting with Sir Walter Raleigh and the queen.
As he sat watching, he felt a bit different, like someone he loved was hurt. But the only people he loved were the queen, Sir Walter Raleigh, and his mother.
Sir Walter Raleigh was smiling, so Potatoes looked closely at the queen and Kitty her cat. Was one of them hurt? They didn’t seem to be.
Confused, Potatoes walked home after the bear-baiting to check on his mother. It was getting dark. He was nearly home when he heard a strange rustling sound behind him and ran inside the bushes to hide.
Suddenly the rustling stopped and a horrible growling began.
Potatoes trembled with fear. Normally it took more than a noise to scare him, but this was different, he had never heard anything like it before.
The growling grew louder and louder ...
To read the rest of this exciting Tudor story for kids, you can download it FREE this weekend on Amazon.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Shakespeare in da house!

We are learning about William Shakespeare this month. He was an Elizabethan who wrote lots of really popular and cool plays.

by Henry Fuseli
Last week we read some of his play A Midsummer Night's Dream where a man called Bottom is turned into a hairy donkey and the Queen of the Fairies falls in love with him because she's had a spell put on her!

We acted out a bit of the play, and Morris played the part of a Wall!! It was really funny!!!

Next week we are travelling to Stratford Upon Avon for one day to watch another of Shakespeare's famous plays.

The play's name is The Tempest and it will be performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company, which is the most famous acting company in the world!

The ship being shipwrecked in The Tempest
In The Tempest (which means 'The Storm'), the King of Naples and his men are shipwrecked by a storm on an enchanted island filled with sprites and monsters, and ruled over by a magician called Prospero.

The king's son Prince Ferdinand falls in love with the magician's daughter, Miranda ... and that's when they discover who Prospero really is!

To get ready to see The Tempest, we have been listening to a recording, reading it aloud together and talking about the story. Soon we will act out a few short scenes ourselves, using masks we made for our Roman theatre lessons.

William Shakespeare uses lots of "ye olde" language because he was an Elizabethan writer. But his plays get easier to understand once you remember a few simple rules. Here are some of them:
Thou = you

Thy = your

Hast = has

Doth = do

Twas = it was

Wilt = will

and so on and so on.

Before the play starts, we're also planning to visit the house in Stratford where Shakespeare was born and grew up. We went to Stratford last year to watch a puppet show version of The Tempest, which was very cool, and also Dylan and Indigo acted in a Play-On! short version of The Tempest a few years ago in Rugby. So it's not too hard to remember the story!

Here's our favourite line from The Tempest, when one of the shipwrecked sailors meets Prospero's slave, a stinky monster called Caliban:
What have we here—a man or a fish?—dead or alive? A fish: he smells like a fish; a very ancient and fish-like smell ...

Friday, 6 April 2012

Happy Easter!

Hello friends and blog readers!!

We are having an Easter holiday off home school this weekend, so tell us what what your chocolate eggs are like!

These are our tasty choccy eggs above. We got our eggs early because of visiting relatives. But we're keeping them (mostly!) until Easter Sunday, honest.

Happy Easter to you all!

Dilly, Mobi, Indi and the GBC