Friday, 28 September 2012

St Aubyn's School

Next week is Book Week and I will be driving around England and Wales visiting schools and libraries.

On Monday morning I'll be kicking things off by visiting St Aubyn's School in Woodford Green, Essex, so here's a BIG HELLO to everyone at St Aubyn's - I'm very much looking forward to meeting you all.

I will be spending Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday visiting libraries around Wales - more about that next week, and on Friday I will be in Warrington visiting Birchwood CE Primary School... Phew!!! it's going to be a busy week.

Hopefully I will be able to take a few photographs while I'm travelling around so watch this space...

Friday, 21 September 2012

School Visits - Cambridge Road Primary School

Yesterday I spent the day at Cambridge Road Primary School in Ellesmere Port (and very nice it was too) sharing stories, poems and talking about writing and being a writer. After starting with a whole school assembly and silly story I thought I was going to lose my voice. I croaked my way through the second session with Nursery and Reception but thankfully, after a break, everything was back to normal - Phew!!!

This willow elephant stands at the front of the school and I couldn't resist taking a picture of it as I left. Big thanks to everyone for all their questions and even bigger thanks to everyone that helped out with the stories by dressing up as Pirates and Cavemen...

Next week I'm visiting Ysgol Llanbedr in Denbighshire - so here's a BIG HELLO to everyone there, and also a BIG HELLO to all the ladies in Flint Library who I know come and read my diary from time to time.

Our wedding plans and preparations are coming along nicely - a good job too as there are only 36 days to go. On Wednesday of this week it was Rachel's turn to come down for her bridesmaid dress fitting... she looked absolutely lovely but you will have to wait until after the wedding to see pictures. Over the weekend we are getting shoes for the two youngest bridesmaids and next week we go to see the photographer... not many things left to arrange now... Very exciting.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Red Arrows, Back to Chester and Southport Airshow

Over the past couple of weeks I've been busy working on a couple of short, humorous plays which will hopefully be published together in one book. I can't tell you much about them at the moment though because it's  Top Secret... But I'm happy to say that I sent the plays off to my editor this morning and she loves them PHEW! 
We've been busy making arrangements of our wedding on 27th October - very excited and can't wait. On Monday, Laura came to see us and to have her dress fitting. she looks lovely in her dress, as Deanna did when she came the week before. I still can't show any pictures yet - you will have to wait for the wedding photographs...

Before trying her dress on we had a wander through the park and shared some nuts with the local squirrels... 

Saturday was spent in Liverpool getting bridesmaid dresses for the youngest two bridesmaids and on Sunday we went to Southport to watch the 21st Airshow. 
The beach was full by about half ten and there were queues of traffic while everyone else tried to get to the car parks... Amazing how many people were there over 100 000 over the two days according to the newspaper.