Yesterday we were collecting leaves and we found this fantastic frog leaf. Can you see the eyes and the wide froggy mouth?
Hello, I'm Torin. I found this wing on a rock in my back yard. It was hard to take a photo of it because it is so small. It's a bit blurry, but that makes it look like it's fluttering.
While I was writing the first Violet story, I actually used her Theory of Finding Small Things quite a lot. Early on in the story I was having a little bit of trouble thinking of a good name for Violet's brother (even though I already knew the names of all the rest of her family and knew lots of things about her brother, like that he was a very good violin player). The names I had thought of were Edward, Henry and Sage, but none of those seemed quite right. I went for a walk, as I often do when I'm trying to figure something out, and instead of thinking of a name I found myself thinking about a small friend I have who lives quite close to me and who, like Violet, has a flower name. Just as I was thinking about her I spotted a sprinkling of special confetti on the ground outside the wedding reception centre I was walking past - lots of tiny white-and-rainbow doves. I picked up as many as I could and put them in my pockets and then thought more about my flower-named-friend, since I'd been thinking of her right when I spied the tiny doves. I knew it had to be an important thought but at first it seemed like a bit of a mystery, since I couldn't really give him a girl's flower name! But then I remembered that her big brother's name is Dylan and it was perfect.
- By Anna Branford
Hello, my name is Nikau. I'm Sarah's daughter. And I collect small things like Violet Mackerel, and also have the same theory (I got it from Violet!!). Of course, If have looked at Sarah's blog before; you will know that this part was never here before, and this is the first post. So I hope you like it!! Yesterday, while I was on the swings in the park, I saw a little yellow and orange bow that you can clip into your hair like a hair-clip. And guess what I was thinking about? How lovely the park was and that I should go there more often and that it should stay like that for EVER and EVER!! And I think I might need it later in life, like if the park was going to be turned into houses (now that would be TERRIBBLE!!!), and I could convince the government that it shouldn't be turned into kind-of-good buildings!! Anyway, Hope you liked it!! Nikau!!