A trio of visits this week - so huge greetings to all Year 6 pupils & teachers at ROSE WOOD PRIMARY SCHOOL
, nr Middlesbrough, and to everyone in MANSTON PRIMARY SCHOOL,
Leeds and all at HOLYWELL GREEN PRIMARY SCHOOL
, near Halifax. A busy but happy week, though some of the traffic was not great, especially today. Hope you enjoyed the visits too!
ALSO the good news this evening is that we have heating again here at home. Feels like absolute luxury!
Freedom - well, only for a little while I hope! On Saturday I emailed something special I've been writing, on and off, for ages to my agent. Now she is reading it - so will it be on or off with the story? But I can't do anything about it now, so am enjoying a day or two of unworried freedom. And am thinking kindly about other projects I've put on hold this last while. Such a delight!
Also a delight: tomorrow's school visit is quite close to where I live, so no long drive to star the day. Joy! So, everyone at HOOKSTONE CHASE PRIMARY SCHOOL,
Harrogate, I'm really really looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow. Bye till then!
ps. Also heard that RED RIDING HOOD RAP,
a picture book text I sent to an editor back in November has been taken! A real surprise, because I'd forgotten about it totally.
YORK LITERATURE FESTIVAL & Wooooooooooo!
On Thursday I was over in YORK
, running a Ghostly Story Writing Workshop
for a wonderful group of young writers as part of the York Literature Festival
So hello to all the Clifton Library Writers
. YOU WERE ALL JUST FANTASTIC!
Thank you so much for all your writing and ideas!
Good luck with your competition entries - and don't forget to include those important opening words: "I didn't believe in Ghosts until . . ." and end your story with this idea in mind, too. Happily Scary Writing, everyone!Now did a ghost get into my machine? This post - which I first wrote yesterday - would NOT publish on my blog . WoooOoooooooOOooooooo. . and similar scary shrieks!
Thursday was a day for stories in SOUTH PONTEFRACT LIBRARY
and THE BOOKWORMS LIBRARY
in Wakefield. Both were celebrating the launch of their "COUNT ME IN"
project, which lets parents borrow any of three special fun and games maths packs for the very youngest children. Thanks to all the organisers for a very happy day, with balloons . . . and fruit . . . and cakes . . . and gingerbread men!
nb. Lots of library authorities across the UK are involved with this early maths project, so perhaps it's worth looking out for in your own library?