Last week was a week of visits and also one wedding. On Sunday I travelled to Holland and visited friends in Breda. I had a great afternoon with Achille and his little sister Aube, who I met for the very first time, and their parents Christophe and Mathilde.Mathilde Stein is a writer of children’s books and an artist. Dear Daisy Dunnington is my favourite.
It was a nice day spent with such a lovely family.
From Breda I travelled to The Hague. My hotel was right by the beach. Nice. The next two days I visited the International School Of The Hague.
The school was big and modern. The children clever and friendly an so were the teachers. I was looked after very well. I did some talks and we made pictures of course. I also met some Czech children and their parents. We did lots of drawings.
I also had a great evening with Marieke and Melanie from Gottmer, one of my Dutch publishers. Gottmer published “A New House for Mouse” six years ago and we won an award in Holland. They are going to publish the sequel to that book “The Mouse Who Ate the Moon”, this year.
I enjoyed my trip to Holland.
I came home on Tuesday night and next morning was the wedding. Helen and Deirdre get married! Helen and Deirdre are great friends and Helen is godmother to my daughter.
The day was beautiful and the wedding was such a fun.
We all got a little present to remember the day. It was a brooch done by Melanie Tomlinson.
Yes, one of these. If you don’t know Melanie’s work you have to look at her website. I love her sculptures.
I’m of to Andover this evening. One more school visit and next weekend I’ll be in Newcastle. On Saturday the 26th April I’ll be at Seven Stories doing talks and an Master Class on Sunday the 27th April.
I’m looking forward to it.