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Look closely

The winning captions for this week are: David Headley for “Looks normal. I’ve seen dogs drive cars before.” (look at the photo closely) and Troy for “That reminds me, I must buy a new egg timer.” Thanks to everyone because all of your captions made me laugh!

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Better late than never?

Huge apologies for the delay posting the winning caption for this week but I have been hard at work all day analysing MaCO data. It is interesting but tediously slow work. Ok, that’s the excuse out of the way, and now on to the winning caption…congratulations to Troy for his …

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Speedy Stories

This week I will be running the first of my WeLL What’s Your Story? school based sessions, and I am feeling nervous! In order to be able to work on creative writing with each student in the school during my visit I have had to develop a series of age focused …

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Indie electronic publishers

This week’s guest judge is Mike Hyman the founder and managing director of the innovative electronic publisher Collca. Mike is kindly standing in for Trish Nicholson, one of Collca’s authors who is unwell. Collca publishes a wide variety of bitesize ebooks ranging from biography, history, health and travel. It also …

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WeLL What’s Your Story?

Two wonderful things happened this week – the logo for my residency was finished and most of the events for the first half of this year have been organised.  Half of these events are school based and the other half are a mixture of  outreach work with support groups and …

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WeLL Family Friendly

I have had a busy week working on the finishing touches for my programme of events for the rest of this year.  The school headmasters, librarians and literacy leads have been welcoming and enthusiastic about me coming in to do WeLL What’s Your Story? sessions with their students. Andrew Olive, …

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Planning

On Monday 30th January I went to visit the children at Charles Dickens Junior school. I spoke about what my school years were like, and how that and my library card helped me grow up to be an author. The children made me feel very welcome, were polite and well …

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Time management fail

Very sorry for the delay in posting this – I seem to have had a major time management fail this week! Thank you to everyone who submitted a caption for such a strange photo.  BucksWriter got the biggest *snerk*or: “When the lads decided to cook beans on their campfire they …

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