In The Paper

Here’s what the local paper had to say about the first of the World Book Day visits I did.
Ooh, and I’m currently on the hunt for skipping rhymes (for a story, before you ask) so if anyone has any please let me know.

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  1.  by  Ross

    That’s really cool Nik. I notice they spelt your name wrong again. :-(What was with the girl with the cleaning-up-the-blood story? I’d be getting community services round her place right smart. πŸ™‚

  2.  by  Lane

    Nice photo.Funny you should mention skipping rhymes.My daughter was singing them to me the other day and although I recognised some of them from my own childhood many moons ago, some of the words had changed. I’ll ask her for them again.

  3.  by  Nik's Blog

    That’d be great, Lane. Thanks!Apparently the picture makes me look much older than I am, so people keep telling me. ;)N

  4.  by  Emma K-F

    Well done, Nik – what a lot of hard (but excellent) work! Very annoying that the paper got your name wrong, but at least they covered the event – more publicity for writers and writing can’t be a bad thing! On the skipping rhyme front, there’s a really simple one to be used when two or more people skip together:The first person skipping alone – either turning the rope themselves or having it turned for them by two others – says: I like coffee, I like tea, I like (name) in with me!Second skipper has to nip in and start jumping in time with first, while then saying: I hate coffee, I hate tea, I don’t want (name of 1st person) in with me! First person nips out and second begins the rhyme again (I like coffee etc), so that the next person can join. And so on… Emma x

  5.  by  Nik's Blog

    Hi Emma. Great to see you here. Thanks for the rhyme – I’ve actually got that one in the story twice! Any more?Nik πŸ™‚

  6.  by  Emma K-F

    I just remembered a book I’ve got about various old games for kids etc. I’ve taken a peek and found the following:(In both, two people turn the rope for a third – or more – to skip.)”Mother’s in the kitchen,Doing all the stitching,In comes the pussycat (Skipping child points to the one who will replace them)And shoos her OUT!” (the children quickly swap places)Also:(Skipper does double bounces to start)”Cinderella dressed in yella,Went to town to meet a fella.On the way her girdle busted – How many people were disgusted?(skipper switches to harder single bounces for the count)1,2,3,4,5 etc”Either of those any use?Emma x

  7.  by  Lane

    Hi NikI’ve just asked daughter and she came up withthe Bumper Car one which you probably already know and the Teddy Bear one, also very common.If you need the words let me know.She loves Emma’s ones and is now trying to memorize the Cinderella one to introduce to the playground:-)

  8.  by  Nik's Blog

    Hi again Lane, and thanks again Lane. :)Yup I know those two (drat!). Best of luck to daughter with the memorising!Nik

  9.  by  Emma K-F

    Brill! Thanks Emma. I’ve just emailed you.You’re most welcome! And I’ve just e-mailed you back… :-)She loves Emma’s ones and is now trying to memorize the Cinderella one to introduce to the playground :-)Delighted that I could do my bit to aid in the education of young minds, Lane! πŸ˜‰ Hope she has fun!Emma x

  10.  by  Sarah Hilary

    Brilliant, Nik! The Macclesfield Express – that takes me back! My work experience out of school was with the Wilmslow World, in fact. Ah, the heady smell of ink (and journalists). So glad they gave you a good write-up. Kudos for braving the school-kids.

  11.  by  Nik's Blog

    Hi Sarah. Lovely to see you over here. Yes, nice write ups are good.I’d forgotten taht you were from round here – The Wilmslow World, eh! Nik

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