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OUT NOW!! Mr Watt and the Lost Factories


An epic journey! A tale of loss/ despair/ more loss / and back home for tea.

Mr Watt adjusts his bearings, on his journey to rediscover his sparkle….

See it at the iBookstore:

Non-animated version £1.49  You can’t fall off!


Animated version (£2.99); ….you might fall off!!


A visit to the Pear-ly gates



Never a good place to have to visit, the Pear-ly gates, and far from finding St. Peter in the vicinity I find the unmistakable signs of Jon Mills and the fruit of his labours.

Without wishing to express sour grapes, he no doubt  pipped someone more able, (like myself (ahem!)) to the post; what next Mr Mills? I’m shocked to the core. What other fruit and veg can you imagine adorning public buildings? If anyone was interested they would bother to read your blog:


and then your apple-cart would be well and truly upset….


Jubilation!! Heads up!


Heads up!

Mr Watt crosses town from Mile Oak Library to Brighton’s main library in Jubilee Street. His head is full of the objects made for his latest book “The Lost Factories”,26-octadjust

and is accompanied by the ‘Lost Factory finger post’ complete with video of the story:


Watt’s in his head! See if you can see the objects used in the story, inside the Mr.Watt head.

(And see this link for a preview peek):

Available from the iBookstore – search for Mr Watt and Lost Factories, or scan this code

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Sacrilege in olde Smithy!


Jon Mills? Let loose in a 250 year old Smithy? Helping residents make what? A Legend of Zelda door knocker? Who?


What? See the movie here? https://vimeo.com/160872648  ?

I don’t think so, thank you very much.

An Elephant boot scraper….


and a Good luck door knocker???


Well… you wont get much good luck if you come knocking on MY door Mr Mills….

60 kids in the shed!! The one by the pink pylon!


Mr Watt welcomed 60 children from Hertford Infants to his shed… well, when I say welcomed, I should say his back was turned.

The shed by the pink pylon - you know the one

The shed by the pink pylon – you know the one


Lots of metal bits bent and bashed and welded



Reading and sketching (and eating of apples) out in the yard:




And waving good-bye before Mr Watt realises what on earth is going on!

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And then off to see the Ghost Train:


All done! Phew!


See The school trip blog on:


Get out of my SHED!


How absolutely outrageous! I leave my shed for a couple of hours and it fills up with pesky KIDS!!

60 OF THEM!!

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And then that blatant impostor Jon Mills has the temerity to demonstrate his wonky metalwork to them ~


And then, THEN, they all fell asleep back at school!! Well it’s a good job they didn’t fall asleep on my shed floor, that’s all I can say. Hrmph!


Read the Hertford Infants blog at: http://kingfisherclassblog.wordpress.com/2014/03/18/visit-to-jon-millss-workshop/

See the Mr Watt eBooks for the ipad that Hertford Infants have been using for cross curriculum work at:

Mr Watt eBooks