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Exciting changes are afoot!
I have a brand new agent and lots of brand new projects.
The vegetable garden is put to bed. The logs are stacked in readiness for winter fires.
Looking now for somewhere warm and sunny to spend next February. Ceret in the French Pyrenees was perfect this year so perhaps I will go there again.
Onwards!

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  • Four Fabulous Days at Marlbrook School in Hereford, April, 2016

    Four Fabulous Days at Marlbrook School in Hereford, April, 2016

    Marlbrook School is a big, busy primary school. There are so many children, I spent four days there to make sure I spoke to them all. ‘Brilliant!” was the word that went round. We talked about everything including how crocodiles see underwater. “Do they wear goggles?” I asked a Year One class. “Don’t be silly!” replied a clever boy with red hair. “They have a special membrane which covers their eye.”
    And he was right. They do!
    Thanks for asking me.

  • A grand sunny day at Bredenbury Primary School, March 11 2016

    A grand sunny day at Bredenbury Primary School, March 11 2016

    There are barely more than fifty pupils at Bredenbury Primary School but it feels like a big, buzzy place. It was a lovely Spring day when I visited and the children were fired up and excited. We talked about all kinds of interesting things from tiger markings to sky scrapers and what freedom means to different people. All to do with books, of course! Thanks for asking me.

  • A lovely day with Dawley Primary School, March 10, 2016

    A lovely day with Dawley Primary School, March 10, 2016

    Dawley Primary is an old village school full of bright children with lots of up to date ideas. The children loved talking about everything from books to ice cream makers and what crocodiles eat for breakfast. It was a grand day. Thanks to Cathro Bun, the Assistant Head teacher, for asking me.

  • A Book Week visit with Hampden Dene Primary School, March 8, 2016

    A Book Week visit with Hampden Dene Primary School, March 8, 2016

    It was an exciting day at Hampden Dene Primary School in Hereford. I talked to all the children about books and at the end of the day, led an Arts Workshop with Year 5 & 6. We looked at a painting and made up stories of what we saw. There were lots of stories about murderers and bomb throwers! Never a dull moment!

  • A Super day with the Betty Layward Primary School, March 4, 2016

    A Super day with the Betty Layward Primary School, March 4, 2016

    I had a great day with the children at the Betty Layward Primary School in Stoke Newington in London. It really was one of the brightest, buzziest schools I have visited. One little girl told me the school, ‘was the best place in the world!’ And one enterprising teacher lived on a narrow boat!

  • Discover Arts Award Day at Nottingham Central Library, March 3 2016

    Discover Arts Award Day at Nottingham Central Library, March 3 2016

    What an exciting World Book Day! Ninety children from three local schools came to Nottingham Central Library with picnics and we talked about books and how to write stories. We looked at an amazing painting and each child made up a story about it. There were banks robbers, martians and zombies to choose from! And it was all part of the Discovering Arts Award. A brilliant time was had by all!

  • On a freezing foggy day, it was bright and warm inside Madley Primary School

    On a freezing foggy day, it was bright and warm inside Madley Primary School

    What a lovely school! All the children were keen and interested and asked very good questions. One teacher said, ‘It was an inspirational visit’.
    I am delighted to be asked to visit again in the summer

  • Small is Beautiful!

    Small is Beautiful!

    St. Mary’s Primary School in Bucknell is not a large school. But what a wonderful school it is! When Linda McClean, teacher of Class 1, asked me to visit, I was delighted. I had a full day with all the children and even managed to fit in a Creative Writing Workshop! The chocolate cake pudding for lunch was delicious!

  • A Super Sunny Day at Kensington Prep School

    A Super Sunny Day at Kensington Prep School

    It was the first ever Book Festival on a perfect spring day. We talked about everything from fast food favourites to New York crocodiles and urban legends. The girls even performed a play outside in the sunshine!

  • Book Day at QEH Junior School in Bristol, March 2015

    Book Day at QEH Junior School in Bristol, March 2015

    I was delighted when Joy Richards asked me to visit the school. We talked about big game hunting on the Nile and New York gangsters in Edwardian times.
    And one clever boy knew how to spell Tutankhamun all on his own!

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