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REVIEW: Ghosts of Greenglass House

Ghosts of Greenglass House

By: Kate Milford

Age: 9-14ish

The sequel to Greenglass House, it is humorous and a decent length. Once again, Milo is flooded with mysterious guests. Unsurprisingly, there are ghosts and it is slightly… odd, more so than Greenglass House, but it is not

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Project Marshall

MARSHALL, WEEK 8 (oops)

Marshall, the puppy, has got ‘sit’, ‘down’ (lie down), and ‘leave it’ (but only things on the ground)

He jumps up on tables a lot, and pulls on a leash.

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Codes&Ciphers&Stuff Nerd-out Corner

CODES AND CIPHERS 3

SOLVE THESE CIPHERS:

EACH SENTENCE IS IN A DIFFERENT CODE. THERE ARE 6 SENTANCES.

YOU CAN SOLVE IT ANY WAY YOU WANT, BUT THIS CLUE MAY HELP YOU.

   YOUR CLUE : MARLETT, WINGDINGS AND 7 SHELF SYMBOLS ARE SYMBOLS OF WORDS

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ANSWER ONE SENTANCE AND GET A CLUE TO ANOTHER.

I HAVE MADE ADJACENT WORDS DIFFERENT COLOURS TO HELP YOU TO SEE THE DIFFERENCE, AND ONE IN EACH PAIR OF SIMILAR SYMBOLS BLUE. 

After 5 people have shared in the comments that they’ve solved it, I’ll give an extra clue.

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Project Marshall

Project Marshall

Here I will record Marshall’s training stages. I’ll start with obedience, then move onto sent training. See Daily snippet for a description of Marshall.

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All Things Dog Daily snippet Marshall the Bluetick

Marshall

Got a new puppy. 8 weeks. One eighth bluetick, rest foxhound, looks like a bluetick. Male, called Marshall. See Project Marshall.Cloe+Marshell

And this is me from a two years later: he is strong. And huge. And super fast
And not necessarily very polite. But he is quick to respond to a lot of commands. Just not, ‘shut up.’ He is at the upper limit of height for both of his breeds. He is still cute, when he wants food or is sulking, or both. He is (don’t tell him) quite a pretty dog. He has such a delicate (that’s the best word I can think of) posture and run.

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Book of the Week

REVIEW: Greenglass House

Greenglass House

Author: Kate Milford

ages:  9-14ish

I liked this book because it made sense the whole way through. All the puzzles were solved, no mysteries where left unexplained. There are some occurrences and coincidences that seem unlikely, but not extremely so and it isn’t irritating. There are

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Book of the Week

REVIEW: Wintersmith

WINTERSMITH

Author: Terry Pratchett

Ages: 10/11+ (adults included)

This book is the sequel to A Hat Full of Sky. As with all books in this series, I recommend listening to this on Audible first. This book is a little

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Codes&Ciphers&Stuff Nerd-out Corner

Codes and Ciphers 2

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crack this!    

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Book of the Week

REVIEW: A Hat Full of Sky

A HAT FULL OF SKY

Author: Terry Pratchett

Ages: 10/11+

I suggest listening to A Hat Full of Sky on Audible (Narrated by Stephen Briggs), as some of the vocabulary can be difficult to understand, and it makes it much funnier. This book is the sequel to The Wee Free Men in the Tiffany Aching collection, although of course

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Codes&Ciphers&Stuff Nerd-out Corner

Codes and Ciphers 1

J.P        *        =       

0.RJ      *        =        ◊

T.E       *        =        ◊

0.IT      *        =        ◊

R.U       *        =        ◊

0.JR      *        =        ◊

note that in 0.JR, 0.IT AND 0.JR, the first digit is a zero (0), not O.
  • * = x 10/ 100

  • each pair of s  (1st+2nd, 3rd+4th, 5th+6th) = 100

  • each letter= 1 digit i.e. A=6, ( now no other letter can be 6)

  • no letter is 0 or 5

How many solutions can you find?

Arrange the letters to make the name of a planet. Find the solution which gives the planet’s name the highest value.

Leave the answers in the comments.