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New Story Channel

I have started my new Story Channel – Learn English Through Story and have just uploaded the first video actually made for the channel.

Please see the new channel, subscribe and watch some videos – I need to get to 1000 subscribers and 10,000 hrs watched to get a proper channel link.

It’s a Viking Vik Story – Freya has challenged Vik and Wulf to a contest. They have to eat the most disgusting things she can find. But will Wulf eat his fill fairly and squarely, and will Vik triumph in the end?

Viking Vik stories are written for newly confident readers, with high story interest and easy text. Follow along with the story as I read the story.

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Viking Vik Colouring Sheet and Masks for Up Helly Aa!

I hadn’t realised that my Viking Vik colouring sheet and masks had fallen off my site.

It’s Up Helly Aa in Shetland next week and they want to do some drawing activities in the library. I’ve quickly made the Longship page to colour in and revived the colour in masks. Click the picture to download the PDF sheetsVik_maskWulf_maskViking-Ship-Col-Shtsmal

 

 

 

 

 

If you want to draw some other Viking Vik Stuff, Here are the videos – Have fun!

\And here’s a video to explain what UpHelly Aa is all about!

Vikings!

VikingShipAre you getting excited by the British Museum Vikings Exhibition? I am! The British museum is one my most favourite places in the world and the new exhibition is going to open the brand new World Conservation and Exhibition Centre.

Having a Norwegian mother, I always thought I would grow up to be a Viking. Unfortunately there are few jobs for Vikings these days, so I became a children’s author and illustrator instead.

Eventually the time came to write my Viking stories. I was inspired the day I went to my Auntie’s Hutte – or little holiday house – on an island not far from Bergen in Norway.The Hutte looks down on a small inlet from the sea.SnekkevikThere was a moment when I put the name and the geography together and realised that Snekkevik (Snake Vik) would have once been a Viking settlement.

The name Viking means “People of the Viks“. This inlet was a Vik and this is where Vikings would have lived. Now you can drive there over bridges and there is gas and electricity too. But I could imagine Viking children playing on the beach, just as my children were doing a thousand years later.

Viking Vik was born in my imagination! A lot of work later and The eight book series became a reality. If you are studying Vikings, you may like to have a bit of Viking related reading. They’re both fun and informative – boys love them 😀

Learn to draw Viking Vik!