A great week for Rosie and a top joke too

Stansted Forest near Rowlands Castle by Nigel Baldwin
Stansted Forest near Rowlands Castle by Nigel Baldwin
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Greetings Chipsters everywhere. What a lovely surprise I had the other day when I switched on my laptop in front of the first roaring fire of the season here at Dunyelping.

For in my inbox was a lovely e-mail from five-year-old Chipster (5170) Rosie Charlton telling me all about her week and rounding off with a very funny joke.

This is what she wrote:

Dear Chipper,

I have had a busy week. First, at school, I became the school councillor at Solent Infant School and did my Rainbow promise yesterday.

I would like to share my joke with you.

How do you get a baby astronaut to sleep?


Thank you Rosie. Me and my feline friend Brindley Milligan, who was also curled up in front of the fire, laughed so much we dropped our baked potatoes. Mmmmm, jacket potatoes. Don’t you love them? I always associate them with autumn and scenes like the one on the right. Why not take a leaf out of Rosie’s book and write to me at
chipper@thenews.co.uk describing your seasonal adventures?

n A production glitch meant several Chipsters’ birthdays were missed from The News last Saturday. So here’s a giant, if belated, Happy Birthday! to those who celebrated their big day on Sunday: Katy Scanes, 11; Connor Holyoak, 8; Owen Callaway, 7; Kyle Stokes, 11; Maisie Godden-Hall, 10; Samuel Wallis, 2.

Chip chip for now Chipper


Congratulations to the following Chipsters who each won a family ticket to Drusillas Park in East Sussex.

The lucky trio are:

Josephine Pettitt (266)

Alfie Philbin (3077)

Joshua Watson (4086)

Well done all of you and I hope you and your families have a wonderful day out.

If you weren’t one of the lucky winners, why not have a go at this week’s great competition.

All you have to do is answer a question about those lovely stripey horse-like creatures – zebras. And if you’re lucky you could win one of two family day tickets for Marell Zoo.