M for Mummy #AtoZChallenge

IMG_3004Hi, Kevin here.  We’re into the second week of the A to Z Challenge, and in case you’re just visiting, I’m a six year old ginger and white guinea pig.  This blog was started by Fred and George, Mummy’s very first guinea pigs.  She writes books about them too.

Our A to Z Challenge theme is “Our Favourite Things”

mM is for Mummy

Well, Mummy is definitely our favourite thing, but it’s very difficult to know what to say about her.  She’s pretty reliable, very kind, good to cuddle, and keeps an eye on our health and welfare.  And she loves us, and we love her.

She also writes books about us.  You probably know that.  They are called the Princelings of the East series, and they are sort of fantasy science fiction adventures, because we live in castles and do interesting things in a world without humans, and there’s a time tunnel involved.

  • George is an engineer who invents a new energy source from strawberry juice, and then gets into flying and builds planes.
  • Fred is a king, although he starts out as a princeling.
  • Hugo is the baddie, although he’s quite nice really, just has different ideas from everyone else.
  • Victor is the cute kid at the inn in the middle of everything and he grows up to become a business guru and bartender.
  • Humphrey is a loner, very shy, who has a big adventure and eventually finds friends.
  • Hector is a troublemaker but his bit of the story hasn’t been written yet.
  • Colman is a baddie, and takes control of Deeping Castle because its prince is too young to take charge
  • and I’m the prince of Deeping Castle, and I get my revenge in book 8, which Mummy has written but won’t be out till at least Christmas
  • Dylan and Dougall have short stories in each of the BookElves Anthologies, and they are the Princelings of the North, which is the title of book 8, and they help me claim my inheritance back
  • Midge, Oscar and Percy will get involved at some stage.  Percy is apparently already in there as a king of a castle, and Midge and Oscar’s father is Willoughby’s friend in book 7, but they aren’t in it yet.


You can read the proper details about the books in the menu page above – Books, but you can also get the first one free for your ebook reader, or the first three for a special offer price, or enter a competition to win them on Mummy’s blog Jemima Pett, Author.


Fred was the first piggy Mummy ever picked up.  Doesn’t that sound funny?  She chose him and George from the group with their third brother, and said she’d have the one with the crest, and whichever of the others the rescue lady could catch.  They were very fast runners, even faster than me.

Fred on holiday

It’s funny looking at their baby photos and their older ones, because they were so much darker when they were little.  Fred started out as ginger as George became, and he got more fudge coloured.  They were officially listed as slate coloured, but Auntie Doris reckons they were probably lilacs.  It’s funny because they both look ginger to me.  It’s to do with the second colour further down their hair, apparently.  I’m just brown all the way down.  Or white.

Fred was a thinker, and also passed on the bird alarm calls from the garden to everyone inside.  It was useful when out in the garden, I expect.  He wrote a series of posts for this blog about aspects of natural philosophy, but he hadn’t been doing it long when he died.  Mummy said he died because he missed George so much.  There’s a piece under “Tales from the Hutch” on his life if you want to know more about him.  Mummy still misses him.   He was born on 13th June 2007 and died on 19 November 2011.  And we were born eight days later.  Mummy says he died because he missed George too much. Of course they are the stars of Mummy’s books.

And George’s day is tomorrow.