Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Brillaint Tom Gates T-Shirt

Check out this T-shirt made by Ellen.
She emailed the picture and is 
apparently enjoying 
The Brilliant World Of Tom Gates a lot. 
I've had a few really great reviews
(which I PROMISE I didn't write 
myself). Book Two coming on nicely, 
it's HOT in the shed today though.
Not complaining... 

Friday, 15 April 2011

And the winner is....

Last week I got to open the envelopes and announce the winners of the Northern Ireland Book Award last week. It's voted for by the children and they chose Chris Bradford and the Ring Of Earth. Congratulations!. 

 A VERY close second was the AMAZING Alex Scarrow and his brilliant book Time Riders. He gave a fantastic performance 
and reading of the story. Complete with accents, animations 
and jumping.I on the other hand had a homemade power point. 
He was a tough act to follow (I did my best.) 
Third Place was Dairy of a Wimpy Vampire by Tim Collins.
Alex and fan
Alex in full flow

What a view of Gatwick! 
Usually never see it like this- mostly due to rain.

Monday, 11 April 2011

Whirlwind Northern Ireland Trip

Had a fantastic time in Northern Ireland!
MASSIVE thanks to all schools and 
children who were really enthusiastic. 
I LOVED meeting everyone.
The Brilliant World Of Tom Gates seemed to go down really well. Phew!...
Introducing Tom @ Maralyn Village PS

Children From St Louis and St Colmcilles schools 

Tom Gates Readers!

Reading before school orchestra practice.

Signing and free colouring poster

More reading..
Coloured in Tom poster.

School dinners....

...really quite nice!

Post It notes with all the children's
names on.. so I don't make mistakes

The FANTASTIC Carol and Jennifer
who run the Scholastic book clubs.
Me washing up in the staff room.
 Carol and Jennifer being SUPER
My doodles

Tom Gates 10 MERIT

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Mothers Day Shoes

Having fabulous Mothers day.
Was treated to lovely presents and went for lunch in Lewes with family. I got a free glass of bubbly and the day of thriftiness continued...
I found SHOES.....

...these little beauties.

The charity shops are a lot posher in Lewes than Brighton.
Kurt Geiger pink suede sandals that fit like a dream, 
hardly worn and the BEST bit is... 
BARGAIN £10.00.