Monday, February 8, 2016

Happy Family Day!

Here in beautiful British Columbia, we are celebrating Family Day — we know the rest of the country celebrates next Monday. But that's the way we are on the west coast: nonconformists!

It is a gorgeous, warm, sunny day (apologies to all of you with snow) and it feels like spring. I was out on a walk this morning and came across a marvellous field of purple crocuses. I've posted this photo not to gloat — but to marvel at the flowers blooming so early in the season.

A lovely sight on Family Day!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Thank you, Crofton House!

I just spent a lovely morning at Crofton House School and wanted to say a sincere thank you to the teachers and students!

It was wonderful to meet you all and to hear about the alphabet books that the Grade 6 students are creating. It was fun to talk about my own experience writing an alphabet book — and to say that they aren't as easy to write as they look. (Some of the students are also finding this out.) :-)

I wish you the best of luck with your books and hope to see some of them when they are done.