CELEBRATIONS & CONGRATULATIONS!
A cheerful couple of days! Not only have I got my Christmas cards done - well, almost! - but I went down to Newark yesterday for a Christmas lunch with five lovely children's writers. Lots of talk and chat and talk and more chat and more talk . . . and lots of laughing too!
Then this morning I went to PANNAL PRIMARY SCHOOL
, Harrogate, to present prizes for the first HARROGATE WRITER'S CIRCLE
Writing Competition for Children, which I'd agreed to judge. I'd been sent the top twenty entries. Even so it was VERY hard selecting the best!
Eventually, after reading and re-reading, I chose a Runner-Up, who came from nearby WESTERN PRIMARY SCHOOL
, and the outright Winner who was in Year Six at Pannal Primary School. Great group of children who listened most politely to my chat about writing and books. Thank you!