Jaqui's Daily Blog

Wednesday 4th July

Happy 4th July to all my American friends who are reading the Daily Blog.  Just because we fell out over a tea party doesn't mean we can't be pals.  In my childhood I went to many a tea party which ended in tears, generally as a result of being made to eat cheese sandwiches.  Being an adult - and therefore independent - means I can choose my sandwich filling.  Can't knock independence, can I?

 

I've volunteered to help out in the Summer Reading Challenge (SRC) at my local library, starting on July 14th.  It's going to be extremely exciting so all you parents of 4 - 11 year olds, take a look at http://story-lab.org.uk.   I have just been to my Induction Session which is where I realised that all the other volunteers are aged between 14 and 25.  By my calculation, this makes me 40 years older than the oldest of them.   Peter Pan that I am, this does not bother me one bit, except for one small thing.  Shown the staff room where we will be able to take our breaks, we were assured that plenty of squash would be made available to quench our thirst.  Looks like I will have to survive without my coffee. Can I handle this?

 

The theme of the SRC is Sky Lab - the idea being that it's in this laboratory where ideas, characters, plots and storylines get turned into children's books.  Love it!  I'll have the important job of giving out stickers and smelly scratch-cards and generally encouraging the littl'uns to read six books over the course of the summer holidays. 

 

I'm definitely up for it, old as I am - and I am assured it will look really good on my cv and assist me in my college application.....

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24.09 | 18:00

I’m glad you liked it, Sally. Jaqui x

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24.09 | 08:25

Beautiful piece. Thank you. Sally

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30.08 | 19:32

P.s. I absolutely adored Gipsy Tart, and, yes, my son has his work cut out!!

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30.08 | 19:26

I too went to school in Kent where my Aunt worked as a dinner-lady. I got seconds sometimes thirds of my favourite pud, the said Gipsy Tart. My son’s a dentist!

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