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I am romantic about childhood, and about past times. I love children's books and films, especially those produced during my childhood or before I was born. My favourite books are Watership Down, Little Women and many by Roald Dahl. My favourite things are my cat, my books and my Victorian-style dolls' house.

I like a lot of things, such as history (especially the Tudor family story and Boudica) and historical fiction, legends and fairytales (witches rule), poetry, art, the history of art, animals and nature.

dA-wise, I have probably become best known of a writer of children's fiction, but sometimes I try other things as well. We have an awesome community here, so friendly and encouraging, and I try to be a part of that. This being the case, feel free to ask me anything (within reason!), and thank you so much for visiting my page.

All Quiet on the Thorny Front?

Journal Entry: Sat Apr 11, 2015, 5:06 AM

Hey, guys. I can't believe I haven't written a journal since the end of last year! I guess nothing's been going on that I particularly wanted to share - life has just been pottering along as usual. So, here's pretty much everything in a series of quick bullet points!

:bulletpink: Been very bad about working on my NaNoWriMo, but have been doing the relevant research; freaked out by how much work I've given myself to do; been encouraged to post some of the crappy first draft by doughboycafe, and resolved to do so soon.
:bulletpink: Had another really cool idea for a YA historical novel but done nothing about it yet (the vision is astonishingly good).
:bulletpink: Posted a couple of clerihews today, one a long overdue Critmas prize (sorry); BATTLEFAIRIES just noted me with how much she loved it (I am delighted!).
:bulletpink: Remembered that I need to do this:; read my assigned fairytale and came up with a vague idea AGES ago!

:bulletpink: Compelled to find and read everything by Sally Nicholls, children's author of this decade and discovered by me late last year; recently finished Season of Secrets and wished I had written it.
:bulletpink: Just finished the second in a series of four historical novels about Boudica; liked it but disagree with the idea that she had two children with Caratacus (also the idea that she ever met him).
:bulletpink: Checking out the latest trend in realistic YA fiction; finished the very popular The Fault in Our Stars (four stars) and If I Stay (three); currently not much enjoying the sequel to the latter, and curious about the waiting Fangirl.
:bulletpink: Getting back into Enid Blyton; always struck by her moments of brilliance and moments of utter insanity; will alternate Malory Towers with Horrible Histories (not Blyton).

Real Life
:bulletpink: Nearly finished teaching this year's GCSE course at my new (this academic year) place of employment; love it there; been asked if I would like to teach two classes next year (hooray!).
:bulletpink: Done some investigations and maths, and decided to apply to begin my post-14 teaching qualification in academic year 2016/17 (and why wouldn't they accept me?).
:bulletpink: Had my toenail pulled yesterday, the third attempt to stop it from being in-growing (but the first total removal); went completely spacey from the anaesthetic; did not make a fuss about the injection (why would I?!) or any other aspect of it; assisting nurse was very impressed and called me 'sensible and easy-going'; felt disproportionately flattered; toe is sore today.
:bulletpink: Made a bad decision about letting a family member try to reconnect with me; wish I'd never agreed to anything.
:bulletpink: Recently had an overnight stay in Norwich and visited the Castle Museum; so awesome; loved the Boudica exhibit, which is what I went for (she lived round there).

Well, that's me. Possibly some of that was slightly interesting. How are you guys doing?

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LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for collecting, honey. Love you :heart:
delph-ambi Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
Thanks for the fave :)
DrippingWords Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Student Writer
:huggle: Thank you for the fave(s)! :huggle:
Memnalar Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
Thank you for the points, Rosey! I hope you're entering, as well?
ThornyEnglishRose Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Of course, don't be silly.
LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Happy birthday, sweet girl. I hope you have a lovely day. :heart:
Gingersanps Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday! :cake: :party: 
Phantasm1 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Happy birthday :)
MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
May your Muse laughingly cajole, convince, inspire, and take you on a beautiful and worthwhile drive to places and happy adventures you've never even imagined. May a justified belief that something wonderful is just around the corner brighten your life forever. May you not doubt your abilities, but labor successfully to expand them. May your dreams not prove nightmares, may you glimpse other strange worlds and let us share them with you--may those you love rejoice in you, and you in them, may joy and inspiration be faithful, friendly companions and helpers always. Happy Birthday!
IndependentSoul97 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
I saw today's FFM challenge and thought of you Wink/Razz
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