Giddy Up! The Handsome Horse Poem Competition starts NOW!

February 1, 2014 at 1:36 pm | Posted in Writing competitions for kids | Leave a comment
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It’s the Year of the Horse, so what better way to gallop off to a great start than to enter my new Clever Competition for primary school students! And of course, the topic is HORSES! I want you to write me a poem all about a horse, or horses! It can be any sort of poem, be that an acrostic or a haiku or rhyming verse or free verse, or even a limerick or knock knock joke! See my Clever Competitions page above for all the details. The ten best winners in each category will become world famous right away when they are published on my blog – since I get visits to my blog from all corners of the globe! The deadline is Friday 28th March, so you’d better giddy up and get writing!

A little taste of Chinese New Year in Hong Kong…

February 1, 2014 at 11:42 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment


I just LOVE Chinese New Year – and here in Hong Kong people know how to celebrate it really well! Here’s just a taste of what you can see in Hong Kong today: from the lobby of my apartment building (above); to the famous Wishing Trees and temple in the village of Lam Tsuen near the Chinese border;


to the flower markets on street corners and the fishing boats in Aberdeen:

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And the halls of luxury shopping arcades like the Landmark below:


And then of course there are lion dances everywhere, delicious feasts in homes and in restaurants, and the fireworks over Victoria Harbour! It’s magical!

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