Islands of Hope Update – 28/03/2020

It has been a strange week, most of the time I have been stuck at home, keeping away from others. My only excursions, for exercise in the form of running and walking. You might think that means lots of time to write, but alas no. I have been helping to homeschool my children (as a teacher it is something I might not be that bad at!) and preparing extra work for my students whilst school is closed. So yeah, not much of an update, in fact I only wrote the, just over one hundred word, update yesterday. I did managed to put together a poem, though, about the heroes of the Coronavirus pandemic, it is called ‘Have you met my hero?’ and you can read it here. Back to ‘Islands of Hope,’ basically Princips are sending in the cavalry. That is about it. Hopefully I will have a bigger update next week, I know I say that every week! For now you can read Chapter 44 here, or start from the beginning here.

New Vlog: Have you met my hero?

Life’s a bit rubbish at the moment. With Coronavirus, lockdowns and no sport, amongst other things, it is all getting a bit too much. But there are a band of people helping; doctors, nurses, teachers, supermarket workers, delivery drivers, and others. So, I wrote a poem to celebrate them, it is called, ‘Have you met my hero?’ You may have already read it on my earlier blog post (get to it here) or in my poetry collection on wattpad entitled, ‘Bad Poetry You probably never want to read.‘ But here it is again as a bit of performance poetry, I hope you like it, and remember, stay safe…

New Poem: Have you met my hero?

Well, the UK is in lockdown, largely because some very selfish people think they can ignore the advice to stay indoors. This inspired me to write a new poem, not one of those that is all doom and gloom, but one about the positive people out there who are helping the situation; the health care workers, delivery drivers, teachers, supermarket staff and generally do-gooders. So this poem is to say thank you to you. I have tried to write it from the point of view of a child, but some words may be a bit big because I could not always get it to rhyme the way I wanted. So, you can read ‘Have you met my hero?’ below, or in my poetry collection on wattpad entitled, ‘Bad Poetry You probably never want to read.’ Right, I better get back to thinking about how I am going to teach if we do not end up back at school after Easter. Will also be doing my part by looking after children of key workers. Hope you enjoy the poem and stay safe…

 

Have you met my hero?

Have you met my hero?

She is called my Mum

Even though there’s a pandemic

She’s still treating everyone

 

Have you met my hero?

He is called my Dad

He takes food to the elderly

So they don’t feel so bad

 

Have you met my hero?

She is called my Sister

She’s trying to find a cure

It won’t always resist her

 

Have you met my hero?

He is called my Brother

The children of key workers

Lessons he must cover

 

Have you met my hero?

Each and everyone

Of you who stays at home

So you don’t accidently hurt someone

World Cup Dreams and A Close Shave FREE for 5 days

The world is a mess at the moment. Coronavirus (or COVID-19 to give it its proper day) is causing havoc. It means a lot of us are stuck at home, even if we don’t have any symptoms. In a time of self-isolation, we need to find things to do to keep us entertained. As a writer, I find the best thing to do is read a book. So, to help you have a wider choice, I have decided to make ‘World Cup Dreams: Extra Time Edition’ and ‘A Close Shave with Destiny’ free on Kindle for the next five days. This is not one of those sly promotional things, I am not doing this to gain some reviews, I am just saying, “this is what I can do, I can entertain you a little.” So it is up to you if you want to take me up on the offer, if you want to, the links are below, stay safe…

World Cup Dreams: Extra Time Edition

Kindle UK Store e-book version

Kindle US Store e-book version

A Close Shave With Destiny

Kindle UK Store e-book version

Kindle US Store e-book version

Islands of Hope Update 21/03/2020

Another week of coronavirus, another week of crazy work. It is another short update, but the world and general health come before writing. This week we see that Solomon is wanting to profit a little from a Princips’ plane being taken down, and we hear from some rebellion fighters. There’s bad news for them though, more enemies on their way. I hope to have a longer update next week, but cannot guarantee anything with the current situation in the UK. For now, you can forget your worries and catch up with Chapter 44 on wattpad by going here, or start from the beginning here.

Islands of Hope Update – 14/03/2020

With the sudden explosion of Coronavirus (or COVID-19) in the UK, life has not been easy this week. As well as preparing for my own children if schools close, I have been working on creating tasks for the kids I teach. Along with having a cold myself, this has meant little time to write (also the exhaust fell off my car which just added to the joy of the week!). So this week’s update is less than one hundred words, there is an explosion though! Solomon is also back, thought he was just a one scene character did you? Anyway, for now you can read Chapter 44 on wattpad by going here, or start from the beginning here.

Islands of Hope Update – 07/03/2020

Well it is not the action packed update I implied last week, sorry about that! The good news is that the action is being set up for next week. For the moment you will just have to put up with the relief that the Princips fighters are leaving our heroes alone so they can take part in the fight to come. I am actually getting really excited by the battle, it really signifies the beginning of the end. For now you can read Chapter 44 on wattpad by going here, or start from the beginning here.