Monday, 15 October 2012

Mr. William Shakespeare.

On the 23rd of April 1564, William Shakespaeare, widely regarded as the greatest wrighter in the English language, was born and raised in Stratford-Upon-Avon, now a very popular tourist attraction. Mr William Shakespeare died on the 23rf April 1616, his 52nd birthday.
At the age of 18, Shakespeare married 26 year-old Anne Hathaway. Only six months after the marriage, Anne gave birth to a daughter named Susanna. Followed by twins, son Hamnet and daughter Judith who were born two years after Anne's firstborn. In late 1596, Hamnet died of an unknown cause at the age of 11.

William's career consisted of 38 plays, 154 sonnets and 2 long narrative poems. He produced most of his known work between 1589 and 1613. His early plays were mainly comedies and histories, genres he raised to the peak of sophistication by the end of the 16th century. He then wrote mainly tragedies until about 1608, including Hamlet, King Lear, Othello, and Macbeth, considered some of the finest works in the English language. In his last phase, he wrote tragicomedies, also known as romances, and collaborated with other playwrights.

Shakespeare was buried in the chancel of the Holy Trinity Church two days after his death. The epitaph carved into the stone slab covering his grave includes a curse against moving his bones, which was carefully avoided during restoration of the church in 2008:
 Good frend for Iesvs sake forbeare,
To digg the dvst encloased heare.
Bleste be ye man yt spares thes stones,
And cvrst be he yt moves my bones.

(Modern spelling: Good friend, for Jesus' sake forbear, | To dig the dust enclosed here. | Blessed be the man that spares these stones, | And cursed be he that moves my bones.)

Friday, 21 September 2012

Poem 2 (T.V)

It's square geometric shape,
Brings joy to many viewers.

It's voiceful  sound of hosts,
From musicians  to beer brewers.

Used to play my Xbox,
Playstation and Wii.

Or watch my favourite episodes,
Like American Idol and Glee.

O' the entertainment it brings,
To children like you and me.

A precious loved object,
I like to call, T.V.


Sunday, 16 September 2012

39 Clues.. The Black Circle

A strange telegram lures fourteen-year-old Amy Cahill and her younger brother, Dan, deep into Russia and away from the only trustworthy adult they know. Signed with the initials NRR, the telegram launches a race to uncover a treasure stolen by Nazis and the truth behind the murdur of the last Russian royal family. All too soon, the treasure hunt starts to smell like a Lucian trap. But the bait might just be irresistible...what will Amy and Dan risk to find out what really happened on the night their parents died?
After the Madrigals attack the Ekaterina stronghold, Amy, Dan, and their au pair, Nellie, move to a different hotel and are given a mysterious telegram from a person known only as NRR. The telegram includes an airport locker number, and some of the letters in Dan and Amy's names are underlined. Nellie is still asleep, so they take her cell phone and leave her a note saying that they went to buy some doughnuts. But on the way to the Cairo International Airport, they are chased by Ian and Natalie Kabra, competitors in the race to find the 39 clues hidden around the world. However, they eventually lose the Kabras and find what they are looking for: the locker mentioned in the telegram. They find a glass paperweight with a key in the bottom, and it is holding down a piece of parchment with scrambled letters. They also find a box with disguises and two passports showing them with the disguises on, plus a Russian guide book with two tickets to Volgograd, Russia.
After boarding their plane, Amy and Dan unscramble the words on the parchment by adding the underlined letters in their names and find out that information about the next clue is in the following Russian cities: Volgograd, Moscow, Yekaterinburg, St. Petersburg and the following Siberian cities: Magadan and Omsk. The Clue seems to follow the murder of the last Russian Royal family, the Romanovs. After arriving at Volgograd, Amy and Dan meet and work with the Holts, climbing the inside of The Motherland Calls to discover a hint to the clue around Rasputin, Anastasia Romanov and Alexei Romanov. They check out the cities on the list they found by the eye of the statue, leading them to the place Rasputin died. During an attack by the Kabras, the Holts alert them of a location code which guides them to a Lucian base. There, they discover who the mysterious NRR is. Nataliya Ruslanovna Radova, the only daughter of Anastasia. They also find the clue in the Amber Room, located by Nataliya. In the Amber Room, they found fake Australian passports of their parents, meaning they also went on the hunt for the Clues but never finished. They run into Irina and the man in black. They safely make it out of the Church on the Blood, and with Nellie on her way, Dan calls Hamilton and gives him the clue, 1 gram of melted amber. The book ends with the Holts ending their alliance with Amy and Dan.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Poem - Kettle

Kettle, kettle, I love you kettle
You have some curves and shiny metal.
You are my life, you fill my cup
You give me reason to wake up.
When times are hard, and not so right
You change my day and make it bright.
I've looked around and seen the rest
But I have to say, you are the best.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Mrs Cottee.. Teacher vote!!

I vote Mrs Cottee the best teacher award because she has a range of humourous, creative and caring personalities. First of all, she is a teacher that you can easily connect with anytime of the day. She has an open mind with conversations and you can talk to her about anything you want. Mrs Cottee is very humourous. At times she can be strict but she also has a funny side of her that will never disappear. She is quite caring because she is always supporting her class students with anything they need help with. She goes the extra mile to help students with extended infomation before exams or tests that are to be done. I am proud to be a students of Mrs Cottee, and will be happy to have her as a teacher anytime.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012


Surfing should be an Olympic sport because it is a very unique sport. It involves swimming, agility and strategy. In the Olympics, a wave pool could be used so judging would be based on the same criteria for all surfers, including wave conditions, time period, and number of rides. Luck in catching the biggest and best waves would not factor into the competition.

Many surfers have won Olympic medals for swimming, even though the reason they are so fast is because of the swimming practice they have gained from surfing. These swimming surfers could show their true abilities if they could also win medals in surfing. For example, Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, the “king” of surfing, went to the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden with the American team, and broke the record for the 100-yard freestyle, winning the gold medal. When it was time for the 1920 games at Antwerp, Belgium, Duke was 30 and too old to try out for the American team. But he whipped himself back into shape and broke his previous world record in the 100 meter sprint with a time of 60.4 seconds.

On the other hand the physical exertion involved in surfing would become less of a factor since there would be no need to paddle out through the current to the waves. Also, most surfers surf in salt water and the salt water boards are different then a fresh water board, so the movement of board could change.

Surfing should become a Olympic sport, I think the reason its not one yet is because people do not take surfers seriously. Most of the people who run the Olympics believe that ice skating or the high jump are real sports, but surfing is more of a sport than both of them and many of the other sports involved in the Olympics.