Wednesday 13 April 2011


Catching up here before the Easter events truly start! Had some great writing groups at FARFIELD PRIMARY SCHOOL and hope to post a couple of poems up here soon. There was even time for a surprise Book Week visit to WHITTLEFIELD PRIMARY SCHOOL,Burnley, on 7th April, just before schools broke up. Had a great time, so thank you all!

In between I've spent far too much time on all sorts of admin - school & visit stuff, meetings, libraries and more - as well as trying to catch some writing time, but I have also had two lovely weekends down in London.

One was for the CWIG (Children's Writers and Illustrators Group) Day Conference, where I heard the "Millions" author FRANK COTTRELL BOYCE talking about how schools need to remember the importance of READING for their pupils (Hooray, I say!). The other was to attend a meeting about an interesting blog project which you will hear more about sometime soon.

As this was London, I was also able to see some of my lovely family and friends, which makes the travel worthwhile and the "Doing the Writer Thing" far less stressful.