The Importance of Picture Books

A couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to go to an event at The Reader Org based in Calderstones Mansion, Liverpool http://www.thereader.org.uk/ The event was called Turning Pages Together and featured brilliant writer Frank Cottrell-Boyce and children’s editor Nicolette Jones as guests. I signed up to the event straight away. Picture…

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Aspirations and Achievement

A couple of weeks ago, I received a phone call from a Primary School to ask if I would like to go and speak to the children. As part of their Aspirations and Achievement week, the children had been asked to suggest the kind of people and jobs they would…

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The Big Dig!

I LOVE HISTORY! That’s an opening statement isn’t it? History has always fascinated me. The three people who encouraged, inspired and developed my interest in all things historical were my mum, grandma and my J3 (Year 5) teacher Mrs Allen at Primary School. Over the years I have devoured books…

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Liverpool Food and Drink Festival

Lamby and I spent Easter weekend storytelling at Liverpool’s Food and Drink Festival. This event is normally held in September but Spring seems a good time to have a food festival. Afterall, plants, vegetables and crops are all starting to grow again after winter. So when SK Events http://www.skevents.co.uk/  approached me…

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World Book Day

What a busy but fabulous week!World Book Day was first started back in 1995 and if I remember correctly, it used to be around Shakespeare’s birthday (April 23rd). For the last few years however, it has always been celebrated on the first Thursday of March.Essentially, World Book Day is a…

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The Best Job in the World

I’ve just spent a lovely week telling stories at the Bridge Chapel Centre, Garston. I feel really blessed to have a job that I’m passionate about and that I love!Storytelling is a wonderful thing for all ages.  It’s the oldest form of entertainment and has existed for thousands and thousands…

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