@ the Glasshouse

@ the Glasshouse

I was so thrilled last year when the Learning Services crew at the State Library of NSW snaffled me to come in and be part of their 2015 Book Week celebrations – and today was that day. Not only was it the chatting to schools in New South Wales and Victoria over the video connection but I was also able […]

Go Day 2 – #LA15SCBWI

Go Day 2 – #LA15SCBWI

Yes it is day two and this is one full-on complete totally time absorbing, word consuming inspirational day. So far this year I have been to conferences where the stupendous and fantastical Dan Santat and amazing and exhilarating Kwame Alexander have both starred – in New York at the winter conference and again in New England […]

Go #LA15SCBWI

Go #LA15SCBWI

Day one of the conference and what a way to start … with Mem Fox. I haven’t seen Mem for quite a few years so it was not only grand to hear her speak today but also to catch up with her last night at the faculty gathering for a quick chat. This morning Mem was glorious […]

Pre Conference

Pre Conference

The buzz is increasing but before the conference begins is the gathering for the regional advisors (and those of us who were). A day to workshop and share thoughts and discover solutions to the problems that are taking forever to be worked out! And what could be better right now than feasting – it’s breakfast under the Californian sun. Then […]

Here we go ….

Here we go ….

Well sort of. The SCBWI crew are starting to roll in to town and as usual a gathering was held for those of us here now to catch up and swap gossip and just get lots of hugs and kisses. It’s always such a glorious time catching up with these wonderful friends and tradition holds that […]

Sparkling Lambton Public

Sparkling Lambton Public

Eeek – I forgot to add a note about my terrific day at Lambton Public School up Newcastle way last week. Lots of driving. I left home with the sun just greeting the morning, and drove and drove and drove and drove and as I told the students – most of them were still in bed […]

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New England photo update

More on the Carolinas later but Pam Vaughan (official photographer for the New England conference last weekend) has just sent me oodles and poodles of photos … so if you don’t want to see piccies of me in action – then look away now! There are photos of me with friends, of me panelling, photos […]

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