Sorry - big moan alert! Yes, I have now done the hard sums, and all my PLR - and more - will definitely be going into the grasp of the taxman. Of course I don't mind paying for all the good things for the community. Yet, on days like today, making a free-lance living feels really tough, especially when I'm always trying to balance "writer visit" work (and income!)with actual writing work (and debt!) Okay. You can take your hands off your ears now. Rant over.
Although today's news is about a whale found in the Thames, I have been in a watery place myself. I have been alongside the Humber, in the strange submarine world of The Deep, with four primary-school storytelling sessions. So a sea of waves (ho ho! joke!) to Class Two of COLLINGWOOD SCHOOL, Year Three and Year Four of PEARSON SCHOOL, and last but definitely not least, everyone in Mrs. Turner's class at ST. NICHOLAS SCHOOL.