Martha takes her golden egg to the pet shop “‘A golden egg?’ said the man in the pet shop. ‘For that puppy? A golden egg for that puppy? Five hundred quid, that puppy’s worth! Haven’t you got any real money? I don’t swop puppies for eggs! What kind of gold is it? Is it proper goose gold? A real golden egg, from a proper magical goose? Oh, all right. It’s a deal.'”
From ‘The Goose Money Box’, my new picture book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0863R77BN.
There was an item on the news a couple of days ago to the effect that Russia was trying to steal the secrets of the Oxford coronavirus vaccine. ‘Why is that an issue?’ I thought. ‘Shouldn’t they be sharing that research anyway?’
I went looking to see if there was a petition I could sign, and I found one on the Oxfam website. Here’s what they say: “Nearly everyone on the planet will need the COVID-19 vaccine to stay safe from the virus. Pls sign this petition to demand a commitment is made to make it free for everyone. #PeoplesVaccine https://actions.oxfam.org/international/covid-19-vaccine/petition/“
Please sign it, and encourage other people to sign it, if you’ve got the time!
Martha puts the last of the money into the goose money box. Nothing happens, except that that evening, while she’s lying in bed, all the geese from the lake fly up and down outside her window, honking derisively. From ‘The Goose Money Box’, my new picture book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0863R77BN.
When Martha shouts for him, up comes the goblin – rather grumpy, because she’s interrupted him in the middle of his tea. From ‘The Goose Money Box’, my new picture book – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0863R77BN.
Martha goes to the lake, where she’s infuriated to find that all the geese are gobbling goose treats and honking with laughter. From ‘The Goose Money Box’, my new picture book – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0863R77BN.