I am always slightly worried as I set off to visit a school to do talks and workshops because I can never be sure they’ll be prepared or interested. Some schools see an author visit as an opportunity to get on with their own work.
Woolavington is a delightful country primary school with an enthusiastic staff. Look at this lovely wall display!
Some of the children who helped produce it are shown – sadly no smiling faces because of Health and Safety etc.
Now the book weeks are over and I can rest and get on with my work, but guess what, I can’t because the sun’s come out. How can I sit at my desk when the garden is full of weeds and the lawn needs cutting, the seedlings need planting up, the window boxes need attention? How can I sit in the gloom of my office when the lovely Spring air is fresh and glorious and full of blossom. I can’t. I just can’t. No book forthcoming until it rains.