Now the London 2012 Olympic Games are over (and I presume I’m allowed to use that particular order of words again) do you wonder what the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic games was all about? Here’s a little film that might help, but then again, it might just confuse you further.
Glastonbury has been a site of pilgrimage for centuries. The story goes that Joseph of Aramathea came there and planted his staff in the ground, which took root and is still alive today. (no thanks to vandals setting it alight in 2010) The staff was said to be made from the wood of the thorn tree that supplies the thorns for Jesus’s crown of thorns at his crucifixion.
Many myths are layered upon this one, including that this was the setting of King Arthur’s Avalon. Led Zeppelin and other fairy inspired outfits of the 1960s and 70s inspired a generation to move to Glastonbury and create a centre for alternative lifestyles. It does now seem to be the last surviving centre of hippy culture.
This is also the setting of the famous Glastonbury Music Festival, in which music fans get very muddy. I’ll maybe make a video about the time I went one day :)
Another in my how to draw people videos- this time a Hip Hop, rapping, style urban kid. Don’t worry about the fashion – you can add those detail elements – this is just how to get the basic shapes together – have fun.
I hope you are enjoying my Geometry series featuring a cartoon character of Euclid, the great, ancient greek mathematician. I’ve had many people ask me to show you how to draw Euclid, so her is a drawing lesson for you, featuring Copic Ciao marker pens.
Learn to draw the One direction Boys in a cartoon style all in one go! :)
How to speak in a Scottish Accent – just some thoughts on the Scottish accent as I’m editing my book, Craig M’nure, Kindle. I’m reading it out aloud in Craig’s weird Scottish accent. He isn’t actually Scottish, he lives in the middle of the Atlantic on his own island, andis mostly influenced by sattelite TV and YouTube (he has the fastest internet connection in the world. His accent is a bit like my worst immpression of a scottish accent, which is a blend of Glasgow, Morningside and Orkney. That’s probably because Craig is my alter ego!
I recently had a trip to Hull, where they have white telephone boxes, to Visit Libraries and Longhill Primary School – he’s a video about it
I was in Waterloo Primary in Blackpool last week, on dressing up day for book week. I didn’t get the young lad’s name but one boy came dressed as Monster Boy! He even had this wonderful bipod with him, already blaring out “Mission Alert”!
We’ve been on a cruise! Never done that before and not sure what I think about it yet. I got so woozy from the rocking of the ship, I had to see the doctor to get some pills. It was the calmest sea voyage you can imagine, so I don’t know what I’d be like in a storm!
We left Southampton on the P&O Ventura, which is like Las Vegas on water! It’s huge and glitzy and very comfortable and the staff were all incredibly kind and helpful. Our room was terrific and we had our own balcony to watch all the comings and goings in port.
We visited le Havre and Saint Rochelle in France and Bibao and La Coruna in Spain. I’ll mention aboout Our shore trips later, when I’ve had time to draw breath. A week away and everything has piled up around me, so I’d better get to work!
Neil speaks for himself and us all.
“Google can bring you back a hundred thousand answers – a librarian can bring you back the right one!”
We had the sealed Knot marching through Coleford Town this morning, ready to re-enact the Battle of Coleford from the Civil War. At the time, Parliament was told that the Streets of Coleford ran with blood. Other say there was a bit of a skirmish around the pub!