A Great start to the WEEK! Sunshine AND The Brilliant World Of Tom Gates has won the MegaRead MegaBook Award which they announced today. It was voted for by children from lot's of primary schools, which is really lovely to know. I sent them this video. If the neighbours didn't already think I'm nuts....they do now after watching me run round the garden like a mad woman!
Got WATERSTONES Children's Book Award to go to this WEDNESDAY. Which I'm very excited about. (Won't win but bloody marvelous to be considered for sure.) It still really hasn't sunk in how well Tom Gates seems to be going down with children. I've been getting lots of great drawings and fan letters from kids all over the world now too. It's AMAZING.
Oh and before I forget.... I FINALLY joined TWITTER this week which means I have even more distractions.
(Will try and remember to TWEET on Wednesday from the awards.)
AND another surprise was Tom Gates being LONGLISTED for
the The Branford Boase Award for authors and their editors. The list of books being considered is fantastic,(pinches herself to check it's all for real). Read more about the award and how it came about it here.
Did the SPORTS RELIEF Mile with Lily and her friends yesterday.
I got carried away and ran three miles. It has made me realize that I will NEVER EVER run a marathon. I needed more than my usual quoter of coffee to recover. I have sore legs this morning which I know is a bit pathetic.
|Lily and Miri dressed |
up for Sports Relief.
|Smiling because it's OVER!|
|Me on Saturday after a swim (not in the sea|
...yet). We sat on the beach with
coffee and sausage rolls. Perfect.
|Lily's dance teacher Jane is a |
force of nature (far right.)
Costumes galore, chickens,
chefs, workmen you name it
they were there.
|Lots of skipping going on.|
|Lily in her dance taking a bow.|