Book of the Week

REVIEW: 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

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.





All Things Dog Chloë the Basset Hound Nerd-out Corner

Bush Basset

Spot the Basset

and tell me her positions in the comments.




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

‘THE CANINER’ found Chloë first. Well done! 

Book of the Week

REVIEW: The 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

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!