We’re in the Saturday Telegraph!

Hello all,

We’re thrilled to be in the Saturday Telegraph today! You can read the feature here and read all about the other brilliant child bloggers – I’ll link to those in a second.

For anyone who’s come to us today via the Telegraph – welcome to our site! We hope you like it. We’d just like to clarify a few points though that were incorrect in the feature:

  • Holly is actually ten not six. She was nine when we started the blog, nearly a year ago.
  • At the time of being interviewed we’d had in excess of 6,000 hits in total, not per month (oh, how we could wish for that!)
  • At one point I am referred to simply as ‘Pope’ – as far as I am aware I have not had a call from the Vatican. I’m Sam.

It’s a shame when these errors creep in. Holly is particularly gutted at being given a much younger age than she really is (she was very proud to turn ten last month!). She said, of being interviewed: ‘It is exciting but also disappointing as there were mistakes, and we found there were others, like Jake, who had mistakes in their interviews too.’

The other bloggers mentioned were:

  • El and Jae – a mum and daughter blogging team under the name Eljae
  • Jake McGowan-Lowe of Jake’s Bones – an 11-year-old bone collector (fascinating site!) who also had a mistake in his write-up regarding his collection of a golden eagle skull (not a bald eagle skull as the article suggests)
  • Maelo Manning, of  Libdem Child: a 13-year-old politics blogger, who has even spoken at LibDem conferences
  • Six-year-old ‘Betsy Lou’ of Betsy Lou Adventures, who writes about trips she goes on, poems and her life more generally
  • Tolmeia Gregory (12), of Tolly Dolly Posh Fashion who loves fashion and dedicates her site to it.

We’re clearly in distinguished company!

Anyway, we’ve got a new review to post up tomorrow but thanks for popping by!

PS this is our 150th post!



  1. Congratulations on the feature! Shame the journalist got so many facts wrong – especially with children involved who may take it to heart more.


  2. That’s brilliant! It’s a lesson well learned for Holly that the press don’t get everything right. It’s only when you are in a story and know that they have things wrong that you begin to question the other stories and their validity.

    Nevertheless, CONGRATULATIONS, Holly. This is a brilliant blog and it’s fabulous for you to get greater recognition through being in the paper. Onwards and upwards! 🙂


  3. Wow this blog is amazing! I have my own book blog but its no way near as good as yours!
    I found it through that issue of the Saturday Telegraph and I think it’s really cool.
    You’re so lucky to be in the newspaper!


  4. Congratulations Holly! Despite the errors (which are so sloppy it makes my head hurt!), it is a great article – and so interesting to see so many children engaged in sharing their passions with the world. I think blogging gives kids a voice that previous generations never had. My little girl has just started her own arts & craft blog – which she has named Art Splotch! I am excited to see where this journey takes her. (artsplotch.wordpress.com)


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