Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Visit to Parliament

So I had the absolute pleasure in taking year 6 school children to the Houses of Parliament for a visit. Sweet to see a few stand at the despatch box in the chamber pretending to be Prime Minister. Absolute rubbish to suggest that children from inner city areas unaware of politics. They even recognised the statue of Mrs Thatcher (but the 'Iron Lady' film might have something to do with that). They loved it, I loved it and I'm looking forward to inviting more schools. More details at www.bibifoundation.org.uk

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Secrets of the Henna Girl in 2012

So a happy new year for 2012 to all my readers. It always takes me a while to get back into work after the holiday period, hence my best wishes twelve days into the new month. This year will, iA, see the release of my new book with Puffin Books. It's called 'Secrets of the Henna Girl'. I'm very excited about the launch which will be in March 2012. Puffin Books kindly gave me a sample copy for now.