Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Authors and good-bye

 I went to the airport this morning to pick up Deborah Abela, author of such children's books as the Max Remy Superspy series, Grimsdon and Ghost Club. The State Library sent her to us for the National Year of Reading and she was brilliant.

150 school kids, over two sessions, came to see her and she had them enthralled for an hour. Lots of years 4, 5 and 6 boys, caught up about books! This next photo is fuzzy, it's very hard to take a photo of someone who is moving a lot, but I like it because it shows her enthusiasm. I took Deb out for lunch and had such a lovely chat. She is a delightful person as well as a great author and speaker. Jeannie and I had a wee conflict about who was going to take Grimsdon home first!

The newspaper folk came at the end of the first session to chat with her and some of the kids. You need to be young and agile to be a newspaper photographer.

Once all the noisy school kids had left, the littler folk could come and claim a doughnut cushion.

Tonight was Maame's last night at bible study and I made her a cake. I put an icing sugar heart in the middle, saying it was for her, so Liz cut it out and gave it to Maame, leaving a ring cake for everyone else. Liz said it was like excising a tumour, only yummier.

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