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Thursday, April 16, 2009
OXFORD SUCCESS & LAISTERDYKE LEAPING!
Yes, everything went brilliantly at OXFORD LITERARY FESTIVAL. With no modesty at all, I can report that Helena Pielichaty and I gave a stunning session, with mentions of chewing gum, mysterious keys, old photos, broken statues, football scarves, cuttings from old newspapers, portions of snacks, plus much laughter and no tears. If you were there, all this will make sense. If you weren't, what a session you missed! And we decided we'd BOTH won the debate! Many thanks, Helena! (Check out her website too!)

Then, just as I'd unpacked all my "talk-bag" stuff for the Easter break, came an emergency phone call! So my last last-gig-of-the-term became three stand-in sessions at Adrian Thompson's "LEAP INTO BOOKS" festival for children from Year 5 to Year 8 at LAISTERDYKE COLLEGE, Bradford. It was great fun with great people, though annoyingly I had to escape before BOB PEGG did his musical performance. I had to stock up with Easter eggs for the weekend's visitors, and clean the floors. Hey ho, such fun!

Today I'm having my after-Easter tidying time - except for a meeting this afternoon . . Ooops Must hurry!

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