Monday, November 10, 2008

cutting the ribbon…

Current work: Medical – filling in the outline and getting my ducks in a row (it's a continuity)
Listening to: Corelli
Reading: Next on TBR pile

Friday was the fireworks at school, and it was WONDERFUL to be able to go and enjoy them, without spending my entire time dispensing hot drinks and/or having all the worry of organising it beforehand. Great display; especially loved the blue airbursts.

Was also fab seeing Fi this weekend, catching up and playing with the kids and talking too much. (Did I mention eating chocolate? OK. Will admit it…)

Today has been fabulous and a personal dream come true – as part of being the National Year of Reading 2008 Writer-in-Residence for Norfolk (yup, long title), I did a talk at a local school, and they asked me to cut the ribbon to open their brand new library. I was absolutely thrilled to be asked. And it might be in the local paper later this week.

(Obviously the pic is just of me so as not to invade the privacy of the children at the school. They were beautifully behaved and it was fantastic to be a part of today.)

Lovely school and lovely children – they sat beautifully through my talk, oohed and aahed in all the right places when I told them a couple of gory tales, joined in and answered questions, and asked sensible questions at the end, too. It was a great experience and I felt really privileged to be there.

Days like today, I really, REALLY love what I do for a living.


Jan Jones said...

Oooh, fabby, fabby, fabby!

And don't you look lovely, too!

Lori x said...

Wow Kate how fabulous. Glad the talk went well and the children enjoyed it!

Lori x