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Patron of Reading Conference

Yesterday was the first ever Patron of Reading conference. Like a ‘nana I didn’t take any photos to capture this prestigious event. Hey-ho. Suffice to say I looked radiant as I talked about how much I enjoyed being a patron at Ysgol Esgob Morgan. Tim Redgrave, the head teacher whose idea it all was, looked […]

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Farewell, CWIG…

So how was 2013 for you?  One of my main achievements was as Chair of the Society of Authors’ Children’s Writers and Illustrators Group (CWIG).  I helped design and research information for a survey on the Value of Author Visits in Schools. The purpose of the survey was to provide evidence for Ofsted to show  what a […]

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More from the Joined-Up Reading Conference

Here’s a few more pics for you from the Joined – Up Reading Conference (see yesterday’s blog, too):   Here I am with Miriam Halahmy, YA fiction writer. Nice plug on the book there, Miriam! #pro Bali Rai, Sarah McIntyre (holding Allan Ahlberg’s bear – don’t tell him), me, Nicola Smee (all CWIG committee members […]

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When in doubt… make a list

OK, I admit it; I’m a list kind of girl. I know, I know. Interesting, busy people don’t have time for lists becuase they’re too busy doing interesting and busy people type things. I don’t care. I list therefore I am. Lists help me organise my thoughts. If it’s down on paper, it’s out of […]

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Day trip to London

I went to London yesterday for a meeting with the Children’s Writers and Illustrators Group (I am a committee member – be impressed – be very impressed). I arrived at King’s Cross Station where this was sticking out of the wall: Then I caught the tube to South Kensington where I had a bowl of coffee: […]

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Things keep happening that make me go @**!!argh@*

I want to write a blog that’s funny and upbeat. Honest, I really do. But THINGS KEEP HAPPENING. You won’t believe this one; I’m telling you, you won’t. First of all, check out this picture:   This is poet Ian McMillan  Does this look like a subversive man to you? A man so dangerous in his […]

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