Hiding My First Geocache

Hi, this is James here. Today I’ll be talking about our first Geocache I hid. By the way if you want to learn about Geocaching there is a video below and if you want to hide one there is another video below.

Geocaching is an outdoor activity, in which people use a GPS or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” They are hidden at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world! My one is located at S 39º 3.375′, E 174º 4.132′

Here is a link to some cache types .

My cache is located at the playground near the Wind Wand. It is a cache that requires a lot of strength because you need to lift a huge rock out the stone wall to get to it.

What is Geocaching?

How to hide a Geocache!

Basketball Training December 2018

This video is me at basketball training. I’m in a club called Elite Pathways basketball. My favourite NBA player is Stephen Curry and I wear his shoes he used in 2016. I started when I was a year 3. My coach is called Josh.

My dream is to get a scholarship to Duke University in North America and play in the NBA. To get there I would need good school grades, work on basketball and balance it with my homework.

Me at Training

Josh put a photo of us on Instagram for when my shooting scores were better than 90% of athletes tested 🙂

Five Nights at Freddy’s – My Drawings

Hi it’s James here.  You might be looking at this post thinking who did these?

But today the drawings that you see here are going to be memories for me when I’m older!  These are my drawings that I will remember for years.  To do these you need to go to YouTube and find a how to draw lesson/tutorial and click on it. Next, you draw what the person says you need to do in pencil. Next you use a sharpie to go over the pencil. (Tip – If you did a drawing with small gaps between some pencil you should use a thin sharpie, not a fat sharpie). When you have finished going over the pencil with your sharpie you can choose to either colour it in on Adobe Photoshop or colour it in  colouring pencils. (I went with Photoshop).

If you want to do one of my Five Nights at Freddy’s drawings there are some videos down below.

There is also a fun video below on Five Nights at Freddy’s.

P.S It’s about the game Five Nights at Freddy’s (CAUTION! It may be scary)!

Something Special About Me

I was born in London, England.  The item I’m sharing is a silver teapot which is part of a tea set.  There is a photo below.

It is special because English people drink a lot of tea and when my mum and dad were living in England, their friends drank a lot of tea! I found this article on a website called ‘Tea in the United Kingdom‘.

It was bought by my great great grandparents Arthur and Selina Chapman.

They passed it down to their son who was my great great uncle called Alan Chapman.

When Alan died the teapot came to New Zealand in 1998 to my grandad Chapman for his Silver Wedding anniversary.

Grandad Chapman is my dad’s dad.

The tea set has to stay in the Chapman family.  Grandad will give it to my dad. My dad will give it to me or Daniel. It must not be sold (or else)!

There are some very special marks called hallmarks on the tea set that tell you where it was manufactured, when it was made, the Assay Office where it was marked and the quality of the silver.  Dad and me looked up what assay means.  It means the testing of a metal or ore to see its ingredients and quality.

You can see the Hallmarks here. The first hallmark is who manufactured and it was Mappin and Webb Limited.

The second hallmark is an anchor, the Assay Office in Birmingham.

The third hallmark is a lion, the quality of the silver. This silver is called Sterling Silver.  There is 92.5% of silver.

The last hallmark is the date it was made. This letter ‘E’ means it was made in 1929.  We looked this information up in a book Nan had and on the Internet.



My New Book Logo

This is my new book logo that Jana (My dads friend) made for me.

Jana is an artist (She is amazing). She also has a website. To see her website click here.

I had no money to pay for a logo.  Dad said “Perhaps if you offer to give Jana a copy of all of your books you have written, Jana may be kind enough to make a logo for you”.  I got the logo because I gave her all of my books that I’ve published.  Some of them can be found here.

Thank you Jana for making my logo. It is so cool and thanks for putting so much work in it 🙂