It’s always lovely to receive stuff in the post, but even better when it comes from your No1 fan. Luke has been following my drawing videos for a while and has read loads of my books too. Love these Christmas themed drawings, Happy Christmas is a recent video on DrawStuffRealEasy. The portrait of me is even better – makes me look so much younger. Thank’s Luke. Flattery is the first skill a portrait artist has to learn. 🙂
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I gather this year has been a good one for the Summer Reading Challenge, a scheme to keep children’s reading habits going over the long summer holiday. I don’t think that was ever a problem for me as a child – always happy to go to the library for another Enid Blyton – but I must admit, I’d pretty much forgotten everything else I’d learned at school from the previous year, come the first day of the autumn term!
I posted once before about how I was involved in the first ever Summer Reading Challenge, an idea dreamed up by Andrea Reece at Hodder Children’s Books. So I’m always very happy to be asked to play a small part over the summer.
Last week, I went to Bream Library, just down the road, where I told some stories and handed out the medals and certificates to all the children who had completed their Challenge this summer – Well done all!
It seems the challenge has been a bit oversubscribed this year – probably due to the fallen value of the pound and everyone staycationing – I guess Brexit has a had a small positive influence on something after all!