I really love this song because it has a really catchy tune, and it’s a cool song to listen to. I also like it because it kind of explains a story (as do most songs) while he is singing the song. This is just the lyric video for this song but if you want to see the official video you can just go onto YouTube and type up Drew Ryan Scott- Perfect Fit and listen to it and also see what other kinds of songs he’s made. Hope you enjoy and feel free to comment;)
Lauren was adopted at the age of three, by her parents that she is currently living with, and her life seems to be going okay. But when a teacher at school assigns homework on a report about “Who am I”, she begins to wonder who she really is, and who her real parents are and why they left her, but whenever she confronts her parents about it, they just brush her off and tell her that they know nothing about them. Knowing that she won’t get any help from her parents, Lauren embarks on a journey with her best friend Jam, using the clues from a website about lost girls, one of them looking, coincidentally, a lot like Lauren. Lauren discovers a lot about her past, and not all of it for the better and learns a valuable lesson about how important friends really are. Will Lauren find her real parents and get to ask them why they left her so many years before or will her journey take a sudden slope downwards? Read Girl, Missing by Sophie McKenzie to find out.
If you liked this book, check other books by Sophie Mckenzie down below:
- Science Fiction,
- Distopian and one of my most favourites,
I am not like the rest of my family. I am wealthy, I am famous, and I am seventeen years old, but amidst all the wealth, glamour, and specific obligations, there is a seventeen year old princess who never wanted any of it. This is my story and I intend to tell it exactly the way it is.
One bright summer’s morning, on the 2nd of January in Buckingham Palace, London, a princess was born. Her name was Arianne Elizabeth Bernadette, the great, great granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, and the future Queen of England. She was born with blue eyes, and light blond hair and enjoyed the outdoors, music, and being the centre of attention. As she grew, so did her stubbornness and she had to have everything in a certain way. This stubborn little princess, I might add, is me. When I turned seven years old, my parents decided to have a special anniversary for me and sent out invitations all over the world inviting Kings, Queens, and their children to stay at the palace for two weeks in honor of my birthday. My parents had a strong connection to the monarchy in America, so they had been the first to be invited and that has been the tradition ever since.
I awoke to the sounds of curtains being opened, and the fluttering sounds of birds flapping around outside. Beams of sunlight shot through the windows and light floods the room. I have a large walk-in wardrobe, and a mahogany desk over in one corner, and pressed up against the creamy pink coloured wall is a leather sofa. And of course there is my bed, my stereo, and my piano. My mother sits on the end of my bed and pulls the cover off me. I groan to myself, and she laughs.
“Get up darling, we have a big day ahead of us. The anniversary is today and it is customary to greet the guests who are coming in the great hall”. I grumble to myself and roll over, pulling my pillow tight around my head. I feel mother stand up and the next thing I know the pillow is off my head, and I am being picked up and swung around. I start to laugh, but soon the dizzy feeling that accompanies being swung around arrives and a sickening feeling makes its way to my stomach.
“Stop, stop!” I yell, “ I’ll cooperate”. I hear someone laugh and I am then shaken up and down.
“Are you sure?” someone taunts.
“Yes, I’m sure, just put me down before I throw up on you!” I am then turned the right way up and placed gently on the ground. “ Alright sunshine, time to get up, unless you want to be spun around again.” I look up and see my father smiling down at me. I roll my eyes at him and go over and press a button on the wall. Soon a maid comes in and curtsies. “ Watson, could you please set up the bathtub and get my dress ready. Oh, and could you please send in Charlotte with a tray of food.” She nods and smiles at me. “Yes, miss” she says and turns and heads into the bathroom connected to my room. I turn to Mother and Father and shoo them out of the room. “I need to get ready, and I can’t do that with you in here!” They laugh and walk out together down the hall to the dining room, overseeing the preparations for the dinner tonight. I sit on my bed and wait for Watson to finish up getting my bath ready. I get up and walk over to the window, which gives me a view of the gardens that surround the palace and the gate with all the guards in their funny looking uniforms with the large, fuzzy hats. ‘I wonder what everyone will be wearing to the party’ I think to myself. I think about all the people that will be there: Kings, Queens, and their children. I wonder if there will be anyone my age at the party. My thoughts are interrupted by a sudden knock on the door. I walk over and open it to see Charlotte carrying a tray full of food.
“Thank you, Charlotte. Could you please put it on the desk over there?” I ask, my mouth watering at the sight of food.
“Yes, miss” she says and places the tray on the desk as Watson walks out from the bathroom.
“Miss, the bathtub is ready for you and while you’re in there, Charlotte and I will get your dress ready”. I walk over to the door to my bathroom and thank Watson and Charlotte before closing the door. I undress and climb into the bathtub which is now filled with bubbles and start to wash myself and my hair. Resuming my thoughts to when I was by the window, I thought about the Prince from America. I had never met him before although I had met his parents on some occasions although it was a very brief conversation. I remember that his mother had blonde hair and blue eyes, while his father had chestnut brown hair and greeny-brown eyes. I am looking forward to meeting him to see if he is as my parents describe him. I finish washing myself and step out of the bathtub, the warmth from the hot water leaving me. I grab hold of my towel and grasp it closely to my sides as I make my way out of the bathroom. As I enter my room, I see a stunning magenta dress laid out on my bed and beside them are silver bracelets and a silver crown with jewels encrusted along the sides. Alongside the dress is a black coloured box, with the logo of ‘Prada’. I turn and look at Charlotte and Watson who are looking at me and smiling.
“Go on” they urge and smile at my hesitance.
“Are you sure?” I ask still staring at the box. They both laugh again. “Of course, they’re yours after all” replies Watson. I carefully pry the lid off the box and gasp. Inside were the most beautiful shoes I had ever seen! They were six inch, purple heels with rhinestones along the bottom heels and on the tips of the shoes.
“Oh they are the most beautiful shoes I have ever seen,” I gush “but will Mother and Father allow me to wear them?” I ask not as enthusiastically. “Of course they will” answers Charlotte “because they were the ones that ordered them for you. You are thirteen years old and this is a special occasion, so I don’t see why not.” I turn my gaze back to the shoes and can’t help but think how glamorous I will look. With one last look at the shoes, I turn and face the two maids standing in front of me. “Lets get me fixed up then”, I say and the two maids look at each other before declaring, “This is going to be so much fun!!!”.
The Kea is one of New Zealand’s most prized birds. Keas are alpine parrots that live above the forest line in mountains areas of the South Island, hidden from human threats below. Because Keas are rare, spectacular birds they are highly valuable and have been found drugged and hidden in people’s belongings ready to be smuggled out of it’s native country, and sold at high prices. New Zealand’s rare parrot is known to be one of the most intelligent birds alive.
Many people in the South Island will be familiar with the Keas orange coloured underwing and speckled blotches of yellow. If seen from above, you would see its olive green feathers, with blue and black tips. The Kea is a well built parrot that usually has the body length of 46-50 cm long. It has broad wings and a small tail, with 4 toes on each foot, two pointing forward and two pointing back, allowing it to manipulate things around them. The Kea has a long, narrow, curved beak that can be used for making nests, feeding their young, and most importantly, it can be used for hunting prey and collecting food.
Keas have a mixed diet. They eat berries, leaves, fruits, nectar, insects, roots, and carrion, and have been known to scavenge for food in rubbish bins. Keas have also been known for attacking larger animals such as sheep, which is why Keas are so disliked by farmers. Because they kill the sheep, the farmers got permission from the government to shoot the Kea. 150, 000 Keas were killed until they were placed under full protection in 1986. This is a result of Keas and humans sharing the same habitat.
Besides living near high country farms, Keas live in forests or along the mountain slopes. Some people have caught a glimpse of the Kea along the forest line or where they are found in numbers at ski fields. Kea hang around the ski fields because there is a lot of food and a lot of strange objects to feed to their curiosity. A habitat gives living creatures shelter to live because if animals didn’t have shelter, then there would be nowhere to survive horrible weather conditions or a place for them to hide from predators.
It wasn’t just the farmers that forced the Keas population downwards. Even when the Keas were placed under protection some animals still got to them and killed them. These animals were cats, stoats, ferrets, weasels, and possums. Keas are very vulnerable to their predators because they nest in holes in the ground that are easy to find and easy to access. Even though there aren’t many Keas left, they still try to lay eggs and keep their life cycle going.
Keas have a strange breeding formation, and often mate with the same male many times, usually producing 3-4 eggs. They breed after 3 years of age and occurs from July through to January. Through out the winter the the female, after having mated with the male Kea, goes out to collect dry tussock, ferns, and moss to make the nest. Once the nest is made, the Kea settles down and awaits the food from the male. The male comes back with the food he has collected and feeds the female, though once he is finished feeding her, he has to leave the nest. While humans don’t go out as much as they do in the summer, and some animals are in hibernation, the Keas are getting ready to breed. The female stays close to the nest while the male goes further to forage. Inside the nest, the female will have laid an egg. It normally takes from 2-3 days before the Kea has laid all her eggs, all the while the male is collecting food and keeping an eye on the nest. After a couple of long days, the eggs start to shake and carefully, little tiny beaks peck their way out of its shell while the mother watches, making sounds of encouragement. Mother Keas are the ones responsible for feeding the baby Keas until they are 1 month old, when they are able to explore, then the male is able to feed them. The male takes a big part of raising the chicks by playing with them, teaching them to fly, and watching them if they wander off. They all stay close to the nest until they are able to fend for themselves, which is usually 10-13 weeks after birth. Females remain in the area of their birth, while the males make up their own flocks. The females build their nest in forests, among tree roots, between rocks, in a burrow or in a hollow log.
New Zealand’s alpine parrot is definitely a unique one, judging from the way that they do everything. The Kea is the only living alpine parrot in the entire world, which only makes this bird more special. Everything about the Kea is amazing. All the details on its body are extraordinary and everything that they do to breed, collect food and fend for themselves is the result of how clever they are. Despite how unique they are, they are still endangered. Not as much as some birds are, but they are on their way. And we can do something about it. Next time you’re at a public park and you see someone throwing something at a Kea, stand in the way and just gently shoo at them, so that they will leave without being harmed. When the baby Kea has fully grown, it will fly away to start a new family and begin a new live somewhere else. This is the way it has been ever since the first few Keas were alive, and it will go on that way until it is extinct.
I got shown this the other day and it’s stuck in my head so I thought you might want to hear and its got a really funny music video that you have to see so I hope you like……
I saw Catching Fire a couple of weeks ago, and I love it! It is a fantastic movie and it’s staring (like in the first movie) Josh Hutcherson, Jennifer Lawrence, and Liam Hemsworth. It’s not as gory as the first movie but neither of them are scary. For those of you who haven’t seen the movie, here is the trailer. I hope you enjoy:)
Josh is amazing and I would love to meet him:) He is a great inspiration and one day( If I’m ever good enough haha) I would like to star in a movie, though I seriously doubt that I would get in because I’m not that great at acting, but there’s always a first time. I will keep you updated and write about other celebrities in the next week or so:) Maybe next I will do Jennifer Lawrence. Enjoy, Therese