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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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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.

 

 

 

 

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All Things Dog Chloë the Basset Hound Nerd-out Corner

Bush Basset

Spot the Basset

and tell me her positions in the comments.

dog-in-bush2.jpg

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By the way, this should really be called Weekly Snippet, but Daily Snippet sounds better.

‘THE CANINER’ found Chloë first. Well done! 

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Book of the Week

REVIEW: The Wee Free Men

WEE FREE MEN

Author:  Terry Pratchett (my favorite)

Ages: 9/10+ (plus as in till you’re so blind you can’t read, my entire family reads it)

I recommend first listening to this on Audible (narrated by Stephen Briggs), as some of the some of the vocabulary is had to understand/pronounce in its written form. I first listened to this when I was nine, and even then I loved it

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Daily snippet

Bassets & Books

These are two things that I love. However, they do not mix well.

My basset hound seems to love books too! She devours them – but not in the same way that I do!