Well, I am feeling very relieved, happy, excited and proud, not to mention tired. Yes, 'GRANNY DOES KARATE' is going to be heading to the printer this week. Exciting news, as it also means ten children around the country are about to become published authors. That always makes me feel so excited for them all.
I'm very happy with how it is looking, and the poems I have chosen to put in it. This of course meant it was time for a bit of fun and relaxation. Rosie suggested we have a swim, which was a bit weird, as she doesn't like water. But miracles do happen it seems, as instead of running away, she let me lift her into the pool.
I'd been hoping for some time off the computer, but suddenly it's February and time to start talking to teachers again about visiting their schools. I've got a few trips planned, up to the Pukekohe district, and also way down south to Feilding, and the South Island of course. Lots to be looking forward to.
Summer time joke:
Water you waiting for. Open the door!
WORD OF THE MOMENT
jiggery-pokery - have you ever been involved in any jiggery-pokery? I hope not.
Don't forget to send me writing if you have some you're proud of. I love hearing from you, and every week I get emails from kids all around the country. Who knows, maybe next year is when we'll get to meet one another if we haven't already been so lucky.
Keep on writing and keep smiling.