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The Big News

Hello, hello my friends! How are those summer holidays going?

It’s been busy here on Eilean. Remember that Something I was looking for last time? Well, it’s turned out to be more of a Nothing. Months I spent in Europe, searching through museums and antique shops, but it looks like the Bad Guy got there first. I’m still on the case, paranormal pals, but keep your eyes peeled …

But never mind the Bad Guy, have you heard The Big News? Dani’s book about our adventures has only gone and been shortlisted for the Scottish Children’s Book Awards 2013. Really Weird Removals are moving up in the world!

When I got the phonecall from Edinburgh, I thought those nasty city ghouls had started lifting the tramlines again. Either that or the Floris girls were stuck in another time fold. But it was just those nice folk at the Scottish Book Trust letting me know that this year’s Award has an all-Kelpie shortlist for the Younger Readers category – and our book was one of them!

The RWR team are so proud of Dani and we can’t wait for the Big Reveal in March 2014. I’m having a celebratory sausage and beans in the meanwhile, but with none of Isabella’s parmesan this time!

Send us an email and let us know what you think about The Big News. Maybe all that positive digital energy will send the Bad Guy a message …

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Ps. And to all the boys and girls who’ll be reading about our adventures to pick the winner, remember that Really Weird Removals are here for all your paranormal pest control needs.

Really Weird Removals.com Book Launch

Hello hello, a good day indeed! Sorry for taking a while to write a few words about Really Weird Removals’ launch, I was tied up. Literally. Long story, no point in going into it now.

I’m free again and having a beans 99 at the RWR quarters. Some of you might know already that there was a little hiccup at the launch, some guests turned up late: the Floris girls, Dani’s agents Lindsey and Kathryn, and most importantly, the Phantom Dog, Clouseau, was late too. Why, I hear you say? Well, Clouseau was late because he didn’t know what to wear – decisions decisions – he finally went for tweed knickerbockers but by then, Lindsey and Kathryn were already late.

What happened to the Floris girls, I hear you say? They were with me, in my blue van. We were on the motorway, minding our own business, when I got a call. I can’t tell you who it was – I dare not speak his name…no, it’s not that, it’s just that if I write his name he’ll know I know he knows I know it was him. Clear? So anyway, I got a call from Mr Bad Guy, and he scrambled up all the electromagnetic and temporal lines around us. Before we knew it we were in a ditch in the middle of a field. Same place, wrong time.

It took us an hour to find the way back. Chani was jumping up and down, Benedicte was muttering unrepeatable words in Norwegian, and Leah was scoffing all my Halloween sweets. Thankfully I found the way back to our time, and we re-materialised in our blue van. We were so late I had to park in the Waterstones’ staffroom – the staff had their tea in the van’s backseats – but we made it!

By then Dani had finished her speech and she was hyper. She gesticulates a lot, doesn’t she? Bit like Isabella. I got to chat to a few people, and was very pleased with the reactions to the book. I think it must be my looks, I have a book face, everyone tells me.

All in all, a great night. The Bad Guy worries me though. I have this feeling we’ll be hearing more about him soon…