Monday, August 15, 2011

Martin King and the #100blogfest

Martin King is a man of goals.
His current goal:
Just kidding!
It's 100 Blogs in the month of August.
He is taking his followers and the rest of us
on a journey through the childhood of
Martin King


Martin King

A Tour of Towneley Hall
guest post by Martin King

This scene for this story took place in the grounds of Towneley Hall. For those if you unfamiliar with this place, it is a stately home and museum set in its own grounds with walks and park. It is also featured in my new book Jack Hunter – Secret of the King.

So on this particular day, my grandad and grandma had taken mum, myself and my sister. It was a lovely day and we enjoyed rambling along the wooded trails in the grounds.

My grandad decided to make this a little bit of fun for me and my sister. He wandered ahead and started dropping money. Nothing major or anything, the odd five pence or ten pen pieces. But it kept us both very happily occupied for a good while.

When the game had finished, me and Jules were running in and out of the trees and bushes, a sort of hide and seek. After she had vanished for a few minutes we heard a terrible scream. Jules came running out of the bushes crying and screaming blue murder.

She was just a young child and was wearing white knee high socks, those nylon holey type. Somehow a hornet had got caught in and couldn’t get out. So it stung her and stung her over and over again. By the time we realised what was happening and got it out, her leg was the size of a football the poor thing.
Thanks for listening.

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Thanks Martin!


  1. WAY FUN! I will definitely have to follow along on this journey! What a grand goal to go for! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Nothing's more lovely than the stately grounds in the English countryside. No wonder you Brits are always out there walking. Me too when I get a chance to visit.

    As to the wasp, ouch! Nastier than red ants.

  3. Wow, such a cool, COOL idea! I loved those pictures, too, and the scene was great. :)

  4. Great pictures for an excellent setting. I like it!

  5. These are beautiful pictures! Thanks for taking part in #100blogfest, Shelly! I’m following your blog. Stop by my blog and follow me too? :)

  6. Ooh, ouch! What a fabulous and fun blogfest, though! Love those pictures.

  7. Love the pics. Hate the hornet. Grand post.


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