On the 3rd of February, little one and I made our way to attend a lovely event that involved very exciting things to do.
We were going to be meeting the author of the Princess Poppy series Janey Louise Jones and be able to interview her. We were also going to get a sneak peek into the February edition of a very exciting magazine for little girls – Blossom Magazine.
The nice thing was that there were provisions for little ones to be entertained and I was really surprised (and happy) that Aeryn left my side and sat and coloured and crafted for a whole 15- 20 minutes without me. Yay!! A first! I can really start going out more.
Now back to the event. We were provided with lovely sandwiches and fruit and cakes for lunch to start off with – which is nice as no one can work on an empty stomach. 😉
We then had a Q and A session with a panel that included Janey Louise Jones, author of the Princess Poppy series and Andrea Turton, Editor of Blossom magazine. I was able to have a lot of questions answered and learnt much about self-publishing and Janey Louise’s rise to fame. So, it was an afternoon very well spent.
Blossom magazine was launched in May 2013 and shows girls aged 4 – 7 years how to shine at activities from ballet to bug spotting and French to football. It also introduces girls to careers that they may aspire to, such as doctors, vets, pilots or architects, encouraging them to ‘think beyond the pink’! Each monthly magazine also contains a gift such as a ‘Design your own flip-flops set’ and at £2.75, I think the magazine is excellent value for money. Blossom is published by Immediate Media who produce a range of BBC titles for both adults and children.
The February issue of Blossom magazine has a great competition for all little budding authors in association with World Book Day where children aged between 4 -8 are being asked to write an imaginative story centred around Blossom magazine’s four girl characters – Lily, Rose, Daisy and Violet.
The winning story will be printed in the magazine illustrated by the Blossom artist. The winner will also receive a visit to their school or nursery from the hugely successful Princess Poppy author, Janey Louise Jones; a bundle of books for them and their school library from Random House; and a special keepsake bound version of their story.
The competition is open from 5th February to 8th March 2014 and all the details for this can be found in the 10 issue of the Blossom Magazine which has been on sale since 5th February.
Jadyn is 9 but still enjoyed going through the magazine. I think the magazine offers good educational content as well as fun activities. We are looking forward to receiving the other magazines each month. Here is a video of the event we attended.