The PenPal Magazine

At school I am currently undertaking the ASDAN CoPE qualification. To complete this you have to undertake several tasks and challenges which you can undertake in any way you can. Here is the latest task I have been given: “You have two weeks to publish and book or magazine of at least 6 pages, which…

The Lord of the Rings trilogy

I may confess that I spend too much time watching films over and over again, and rarely straying out from a select few. However recently I have engaged myself with the award winning, Lord of the Rings trilogy. The stories are set on the mystical land of Middle-Earth, a place ruled by the evil tyrant…

Go Compare – Saving the Nation

I have recently caught wind of an advert which is quite literally ‘Saving our nation’. Like any person, I hate the go compare adverts with that singing guy with the moustache. At last someone has done something about it.

Sweatshops to Superdry

Sweatshops are one of the unavoidable sins of the twenty first century. No matter where we buy our clothes, at whatever expense and from whatever source the truth is that they probably started life off in a sweatshop. Sweatshops are small and cramped buildings in poor countries. These buildings are likely to be the size…

The Rubix Conundrum

I have always struggled with the incomprehensible conundrum that is the Rubix Cube. It completely baffles me, turning the rows, the columns, constantly turning but to no avail. And what is even more infuriating is that my 10 year old brother can complete almost the whole cube and yet I am still stuck on finishing…

Top 5 Book Series

After the brilliant post I did a few days ago, I set my mind on thinking up a sequel. However, whilst browsing through my book collection, I found that I have not read many bad books and most of the ones I have had been put down after the first few pages. And so I…

My Top Ten Reads

Being a quick reader can both be a blessing but also a curse and I am currently (not for the first time) at a loss for what to read. Today I am going to be sharing with you, my top ten favourite books hoping that when you are stuck for book ideas, you can come…

The PenPal Advert

A new age is opening for PenPal. Today marks the opening of PenPal’s own Youtube channel and more importantly, an actual advert! To open the advert in Youtube click here To open are new Youtube channel click here Thanks to Pottermore for the music and Beachfront clips for the fantastic videos and also lifeofcowie and…

A Study of Sherlock

How often is it that we find a TV drama that we find generally interesting and exciting? Not very often I hear you cry. Sherlock is one of those rarities. Brilliantly written, well thought through and a perfect twist on the original Sherlock Holmes books. Sherlock follows the trails of two detectives (played by Benedict…

Adopt-An-Owl

Being the kind, delightful and charming young man I am, I am often concerned for the welbeing of others. In this case those others are owls. I came across this charity a few weeks ago and since then have been following it vigorously to find out more about the amazing work they do. The Suffolk…

D of E – Day of Exhaustion

I have recently returned from what many people have assured me would be ‘one of the best experiances of my life’. I am talking about D of E. Those people, as you might guess, seem the find it perfectly fun to trek across swealteringly hot fields, carying backpacks that weigh a ton and with no clue…

I love couscous

When you’ve finished a hard day there is nothnig better then a nice heap of couscous to fill you up. Couscous is my favorite food because it is utterly delicious, and it’s also very light so if you are camping, i is not very heavy to put in your backpack. Eat couscous, the best food…