Monthly Archives: October 2012
Wow! Ysgob Esgob Morgan, the school where I’m patron of reading, was recognised for its achievement in the Summer Reading Challenge on the Reading Agency’s blog today. How utterly fabulous is that!
Writers write ; it goes without saying. We bed down for months, even years, in our studies and sheds, in our cafés and cubbyholes, typing away, drafting and editing and drinking far too much coffee. What we don’t do, often enough, is see for ourselves the impact those months of writing […]
I visited the wonderful Children’s Bookshop in Huddersfield yesterday. If you’ve never been and you live locally you must pop in. It’s gorgeous. The outside looks like a children’s bookshop should, with white bow windows and a door with a bell that jangles when you open it. The Children’s […]
… No one 🙁 … but only because every class had a 100% participation and completion rate! That’s all the current Y3s All the Y4s All the Y5s All the Y6s. I’m not even kidding! Ysgol Esgob Morgan had 100% of their pupils (excluding last year’s Y6) participate in the Summer […]
Monty Python’s Flying Circus, a surreal TV comedy show from the 1970s beloved of all students bar me, adopted the catchphrase ‘…. and now for something completely different,’ as a segue between sketches. Well, my visit to Ysgol Esgob Morgan in St Asaph on the fourth day of Book Week was completely […]
There’s a hashtag on twitter that I’ve noticed writers use a lot. It’s: #Ilovemyjob. Well, #Ilovemyjob. Writing hasn’t brought me great personal wealth but it has given me the freedom to write and to choose how I spend my day and that’s equally, if not more, important. Being an author of children’s books also means […]
There are libraries and then there are LIBRARIES. How fine is this one, in Llangollen? Llangollen Library, Llangollen, Denbighshire I just know you want […]