My middle child, my eldest boy, turns eleven today. Happy Birthday Max, my wonderful son!

I am loving this age. He is so clever, a joy to converse with, an amazing vocabulary and interesting and informed opinions. Quite vociferous opinions at times. ( I cannot imagine where he gets that trait from *whistles nonchalantly)

Always full of ideas for writing, drawing and inventing. Always about games really, but occasionally pushed by school to use his writing talents for other subjects. I love this poem he wrote for his homework this week…


Autumn leaves float slowly,

like burning embers in the moonlight,

to the soft and rough

leaf littered carpet.

Left and right they drift slowly

creating kite like patterns as they fall,

colours dazzle,

Crispy Yellow, Red and brown.

The chilly breeze brushes the bushes

whilst the trees sway slowly,

Through the leaves comes slight sunlight,

slicing through the dark curtain.

Winters coming around the corner,

the dusty darkness soon turns to bright white snow,

The leaves have left,

coldness covers the hills.

I know I am his Mum, but I thought that was quite beautiful, and such mature writing for his age. He is lovely my boy, ย his heart is big, and he is the best big brother to Syd. He keeps himself entertained a lot these days, but is not yet beyond hugs and telling me he loves me. It is a perfect age I think – none of the manicness of tiny child, yet none of the attitude of a teenager….yet.

minecraft cake

We are having Minecraft cake later, of course, and he has a brand new laptop of his very own to set up and play with – no more having to wait for me to finish a job on this here blog before he can get creating new worlds or writing new books. ย I love my special big boy – here’s to a wonderful year of being 11!

Love Miss Cisco XXX



  1. Shiv Ferguson
    October 20, 2014 / 9:42 am

    that is lovely. He is clearly a talented writer. Happy birthday Max x

  2. October 20, 2014 / 7:13 pm

    Happy birthday Max. I’m sure you will use your laptop to create amazing Minecraft worlds and to write more wonderful poetry.
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    • October 21, 2014 / 7:36 am

      Mine craft is great, really creative – not got a clue how to do it myself, but love seeing what he has made!

  3. October 20, 2014 / 9:12 pm

    That poem is amazing. Funnily enough my son is also a fantastic writer, must be something about children born on this date? Great cake
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  4. October 20, 2014 / 10:08 pm

    Sounds as though you have a VERY talented boy right there. He sounds awesome. A bit like my 10 year old….but older! Why do these boys have to grow up? Let’s work out a way to stop time….right now!
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  5. October 20, 2014 / 10:38 pm

    Happy birthday to him! Another amazing boy born on 20th October. It really is a lovely age and we should make the most of it before they turn grumpy!
    His poem is beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚
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    • October 21, 2014 / 7:34 am

      Let’s hope they skip the grumpy bit!

    • October 21, 2014 / 7:34 am

      Yes, tho the icing was a bit sickly for me – the kids liked it tho!

  6. October 21, 2014 / 9:42 am

    Wow that cake is amazing, well done you x
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  7. October 21, 2014 / 11:48 am

    My goodness our 11 year olds are similar. Poetry, minecraft, laptops. I hope he had an awesome birthday xxx
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  8. October 23, 2014 / 9:43 pm

    He’s very talented ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope he’s had a wonderful birthday xx
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