Well, here I am finally getting back to you, after what has been a hectic, but fantstic tour to the South Island. I visited 19 different schools for Duffy Books, including enjoying my 100th role model assembly. The lucky school where this happened was St Patrick's at Waimate (pictured above,) where I gave a few special treats away as it was a real milestone for me. I sure am blessed to be involved with such a fabulous orgaisation as Duffy Books. I loved the South Island, and met such awesome kids, maybe you were one of them, and also some kooky, in a good way of course, teachers. Go to the photos page and check out some of the phots including Les being Grandma. Hahahahahahahaha...... he looks so pretty!
We also visited 3 schools privately, which means 22 schools between Christchurch and Dunedin will never be the same again! Why you may ask? You'll only be asking that if you go to a school that I've never been to. Because I am one, crazy old Granny, who loves sharing her poems with equally crazy kids.
Rosie sure was pleased to see us home. I see she's been busy on her page again, I dont know how she manages to do that. She did ask me this morning if I coud take some photos of her to share. Hmmmm what is she up to now I wonder. We'll have to plan a photo shoot for this week sometime.
Wooden shoe who?
Wooden shoe like to hear another joke. Boom boom!
WORD OF THE MOMENT
poignant - A good word to use as we approach ANZAC day.
While I was at Waimate Centennial school I met a lovely young girl by the name of Arnyka who had written a wonderful ANZAC poem. Do take a look and read it for yourself. I also had some poems sent to me from the seniors at Concord School in Dunein. I left them just as they were, and posted them onto the 'jackiwa' page. Take a look and read their fabulous work here. I love hearing from you, and every week I get emails from kids all around the country. Who knows, maybe this year is when we'll get to meet one another if we haven't already been so lucky.
Keep on writing and keep smiling.