Posted by: faultlessfinish | August 30, 2011

First Guest Blogger!

So as many of you know, I’ve been posting once a week, every Monday, for over a year now about various freelancing-related topics. But this week, I have the honour of a guest blogger. Martin King has taken on the challenge of being a guest poster on 100 different websites in the month of August – quite the feat. His posts are all about his various childhood memories: the “100 blogs as a child August tour.” Who doesn’t love a trip down memory lane? Without further ado, here is Martin, in his own words:


So what books do you remember reading when you were a kid? At school I remember some great books about pirates. There was a red pirate and a green one and black one. They all had different stories that got more in-depth as the books progressed.

Then there were the Dick and Jane books with Spot the dog. ‘Run, Spot, run.’

But today’s little chat is about Ladybird books. They were the staple diet of nearly every child in England and I am going to recall just a few of them.

Do you recall ‘Chicken Licken’? He thought the sky was going to fall down on his head so went to the king. Along the way he meant other characters to help him such as Henny Penny, Turkey Lurky and Ducky Lucky.

Or what about the ‘Three Billy Goats Gruff?’ That was the story where the troll would not let them across the bridge and bellowed: “Who’s that trip-trotting over my bridge?”

We all know the story of ‘Little red Riding Hood’ and ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’, but what about ‘The Magic Cooking Pot’? You know the one where the pot automatically fills up with porridge and doesn’t run out? The only trouble is the girl doesn’t know the magic word to stop it cooking and the whole town is overrun with porridge.

I could go on and on, but I’m just going to finish with two more. After that you can come up with your own stories. ‘The Old Woman and the Pig’ and last but not least, ‘The Little Red Hen’. That was the story where none of the other farmyard animals would help him with any of the hard work. So when the time came to eat it, he didn’t share any of it with them.

These blogs are all about fun and sharing. Thank you for reading a ‘#100blogfest’ blog. Please follow this link to find the next blog in the series:


  1. Hello Martin (and Rachel!),

    I love your 100 blogs in one month idea. I also remember many of the stories you speak of above. I wish you luck on your blogging journey and hope you reach your goal!

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