Can't believe how long it is since I last made an entry for this journal. I've been busy at my desk with a couple of urgent head-down "To Do" projects, and I'm about to disappear there again. Meanwhile, a belated wave to all the children and staff at school I visited very enjoyably back on 18th May. Hello there, HOLLINGWOOD PRIMARY SCHOOL, in Bradford!
Just before the half-term break, I had a working break myself,with two days at JACOBSTOW PRIMARY SCHOOL, Cornwall. This was fun, as I was sharing the visit with author Jen Alexander. I hope everyone at the school enjoyed the days, too!
Jen and I fitted in a Wednesday afternoon walk around the cliffs at Boscastle, spoke on Thursday at an Author Supper arranged by the FCBG PLYMOUTH CHILDREN'S BOOK GROUP, and then, on the sunniest Friday yet this year, took a long paddling walk from Daymar Bay to Rock. We ferried across to Padstow for pasty, returning through the rippling blue and gold water again. Ending with supper and sunset at Port Isaac, aka "Port Gwen". Hours of pure magic!
Back up north, and another busy week, briefly interrupted by a call from BBC RADIO LEEDS, who wanted a quick in-studio item on children's books. It was made enjoyable by Andrew & Julie, the friendly presenters. Don't know how they do it! I only had to be there for 8.30am, whil they set out at 6am daily across those radio waves/ Amazing.