Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/shirazadmin/shiraz/wp-settings.php on line 512

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/shirazadmin/shiraz/wp-settings.php on line 527

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/shirazadmin/shiraz/wp-settings.php on line 534

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/shirazadmin/shiraz/wp-settings.php on line 570

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Page::start_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::start_lvl(&$output) in /home/shirazadmin/shiraz/wp-includes/classes.php on line 1199

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Page::end_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::end_lvl(&$output) in /home/shirazadmin/shiraz/wp-includes/classes.php on line 1199

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Page::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el(&$output) in /home/shirazadmin/shiraz/wp-includes/classes.php on line 1199

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Page::end_el() should be compatible with Walker::end_el(&$output) in /home/shirazadmin/shiraz/wp-includes/classes.php on line 1199

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_PageDropdown::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el(&$output) in /home/shirazadmin/shiraz/wp-includes/classes.php on line 1244

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Category::start_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::start_lvl(&$output) in /home/shirazadmin/shiraz/wp-includes/classes.php on line 1391

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Category::end_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::end_lvl(&$output) in /home/shirazadmin/shiraz/wp-includes/classes.php on line 1391

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Category::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el(&$output) in /home/shirazadmin/shiraz/wp-includes/classes.php on line 1391

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Category::end_el() should be compatible with Walker::end_el(&$output) in /home/shirazadmin/shiraz/wp-includes/classes.php on line 1391

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_CategoryDropdown::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el(&$output) in /home/shirazadmin/shiraz/wp-includes/classes.php on line 1442

Strict Standards: Redefining already defined constructor for class wpdb in /home/shirazadmin/shiraz/wp-includes/wp-db.php on line 306

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/shirazadmin/shiraz/wp-includes/cache.php on line 103

Strict Standards: Redefining already defined constructor for class WP_Object_Cache in /home/shirazadmin/shiraz/wp-includes/cache.php on line 431
Shiraz Bailey Wood

The New Series by Grace Dent!

snob-web

News from Hodder Children’s Books:

 

If you like Diary of a Chav, you’ll love Grace Dent’s brand new book Diary of a Snob! Here’s a little taster of what it’s about:

 

Poppet Montague-Jones is 15, 87th in line to the British throne and soon to inherit a whopping trust fund. Unlike her sister Kitten - legendary wild child and society columnist in London Alive (see Diary of a Chav), Poppet is a troubled and ill-fitting teenager who is at an impressionable age, and doesn’t quite know how to launch herself into the world.

Poppet spends much of her time daydreaming and getting bossed about by her flamboyant school friends, Vixen Blaze Brocklehurst and Striker Earhart. Between them, the girls get up to all sorts of high jinks a la St Trinians at school and in their stinkingly rich ’hood’, not giving much thought to their future. They’re rich, so who cares! Poppet’s Mum Saskia has her future in hand anyway: a career in fashion and marriage to nice, loaded, Felix Hayes Burlington across the road.

Thing is, Poppet is not entirely sure it’s what she really wants. Isn’t there more to life than charity lunches and yoga? Is Poppet destined for a life of designer grunge and decadence without lifting a finger to earn her own living, or is she brave enough to break out of the mould?

 

Diary of a Snob: Poor Little Rich Girl is out now, priced £5.99

 

Check out www.bebo.com/poppetmontaguejones to find out more!

Bookmark this post with:
  • Facebook
  • del.icio.us
  • Digg
  • Reddit
  • StumbleUpon

Diary of a Chav 6: Keeping it Real

9780340970652-1-21

Hi Shirazheads!

 

Just a reminder that my newest diary Keeping it Real is out NOW so if you haven’t already, make sure you grab a copy read it, bruv!

 

Here’s a taste of what it’s about.

 

Shiraz is nearly 19 and has been living away from home for the past few months but is now back in Goodmayes, Essex in her old cell-like bedroom plotting her future. She’s absolutely determined to get to college and get on her way to being a writer, who ACTUALLY GETS PAID this time! She knows she’s going to have to have a few words with Wesley about their future as he’s planning all sorts himself and it isn’t fair. Can she really contemplate a future without her lovely Wesley? But will he ever fit into her new life? Talk about a total quandary!

And while she’s mulling that one over her mum Diane drops a massive bombshell on the whole family and Shiraz’s life is suddenly turned upside down. Soon home in Goodmayes seems like the only place to be, surrounded by everyone she’s grown up with, people she loves to bits… Can Shiraz give up her dreams? Does she have to? Wait and see…

 

xxx

Bookmark this post with:
  • Facebook
  • del.icio.us
  • Digg
  • Reddit
  • StumbleUpon

Learn some of my lingo!

OED

 

Greetings Shirazheads!

I hope all is good in your ‘hood! I get a lot of questions from fellow Shiraz-lovers about what certain words and phrases mean in my diaries, so anywayz I thought it wud b jokes to list a few in case you bluds don’t know some of ‘em. I’m doing it in dictionary-stylee to get me in the mood to write my Enlglish homework… I’ll post up some more soon!

BARE CHOONG (def): one of either sex who is extremely physically attractive; eg “That Wes is bare choong!”

 

BARE JOKES (def): very funny; witty; hilarious

 

BLUD (def): a term used in a familiar way to evoke a feeling of friendship amongst peers, though not to be used when having a conversation with your mother or father, Aunt Mabel, or Grandma.

 

BBRRRAPP! (def): an exclamation; either of astonishment or pleasure.

Laterz,

Shiraz xxx

Bookmark this post with:
  • Facebook
  • del.icio.us
  • Digg
  • Reddit
  • StumbleUpon

Snow Day!!

Snowman

Hi everyone, just have 2 say I am LOVIN’ the snow!! Had to stay at home all day as I was snowed right in by like 6 feet of it EVERYWHERE. I went out to the newsagent to stock up on emergency supplies of Fanta and nice ‘n’ spicy Nik Naks in the faint hope we’d all be snowed in for the rest of the week… sadly not the case… Later, I attempted to dress Penny up as a husky and tried to make her pull me and Carrie along in my battered old plastic sled in the park. I don’t think she was lovin’ that one bit, she just stood there and looked all forlorn at the other dogs who were running free. Anyone else have a day at home? What did you get up to?

 

PS to the rude-boys who attempted to throw an ice-ball at my head, Shiraz will wreak her revenge!! No one messes with the Shizzle Bizzle’s hair!!

 

Laterz blud,

Shiraz xxx

Bookmark this post with:
  • Facebook
  • del.icio.us
  • Digg
  • Reddit
  • StumbleUpon

Santa Claus is comin’ to town!

Scary Santa

Sorry ladeeyz and gents, been a bit hush this month, been proper busy coz Santa Claus is comin’ to town. Christmas is proper slammin’! Shiraz Bailey Wood’s 5 favourite things about Christmas are:

1. Prezzies: Obvs. Well want some more bling, Elizabeth Duke has got some well good deals on, so hopefully my mate Santa has been hanging round Ilford mall. And obviously I want a new diary so I can keep all you dedicated fans up to date on the latest goings on in Shiraz-land…

 

2. Christmas TV: I’m most looking forward to Gavin and Stacey Xmas spesh, its well funny. Smithy is the funniest character ever, end of. Even Murphy likes it; he’s started calling me Shiz-la, and shouting about the house in a Welsh accent. And Doctor Who, tho it won’t be as good without Catherine Tate. Proper bovvered that she ain’t on it anymore.

 

3. Christmas No.1: Was proper obsessed with X-Factor this year, so hoping Alex Burke (unfortunate surname love) cruises to the no. 1 spot. Wish JLS had won it tho, they were all lush. Didn’t love them as much as Carrie tho, she only went and got a JLS hoodie online. Mental.

 

4. Decorations: Like bling for the house innit. Tho I think Mum’s gone a bit OTT this time round. Fairy Lights all over the outside of the house with a Santa climbing up the front Dad was well miffed about doing that, but Mum went off on one about this maybe the last time we’re all together in the house, so it had to be special.

 

5. Sales: Half price goods down Walthamstow Market. Nuff said.

 

Happy Crimbo everyone!!      Shiraz xxx

Bookmark this post with:
  • Facebook
  • del.icio.us
  • Digg
  • Reddit
  • StumbleUpon