Thursday 5 March 2009

World Book Day

It's World Book Day, and today my nine-year-old neice, M went to school, not at a well known book character, but as her very own character that she's written about in her books. She's pre-published, but having read her work, I think she's definately got a good career as a writer to look forward. I just wish I'd started as young.

The lovely Phillipa Ashley's latest book, It Should Have Been Me, is published today, and having enjoyed her previous books immensely, I can't wait to get my copy from my poor long-suffering postman.

Today, S-S#1 arrived for a long weekend, which is fun as we haven't seen him since Christmas, tomorrow poor J is having a minor op on his sore toe (I've got to take him but will no doubt be banished from the room as I'm such a drip when the children have to have anything done), and S is off to Austria on Saturday for a ski trip with her school.

It's all go.


Kaye Manro said...

Sounds busy at Debs household! That's great about your neice. And she has you to encourage her to keep on wtih the writing.

(Blogger lost all my links, and I spent the entire day yesterday trying to re-link everyone. I just realised I need to link you again. I hope I can remember and get everyone back up. Not an easy task!)

Phillipa said...

Debs - thank you for reading ISHBM. How cool is that - to have a niece who goes to school on WBD as her own character she has created!

Melissa Amateis said...

What a cool idea for her to dress up as one of her characters! Bravo!

claire p said...

Wow you have a lot going on this week.
Oh dear another book to go on the 'to read' list.

Lane Mathias said...

Busy, busy over your way!
Bravo to your niece. What a great idea - I'm sure she'll go far!

Amanda said...

Well done to your niece! I wish I'd started early too!

Chris Stovell said...

Respect to your niece, she's got her head screwed on!

HelenMWalters said...

Your niece sounds great. Good for her.

Flowerpot said...

Souhds like a busy time with you Debs! take care and have a good weekend...

Karen said...

My neice is rather talented in the writing department too :o))

Good luck with the toe op!

Tamsyn Murray said...

Hope the op goes well :-)

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

kaye manro - she is an amazing little thing, I'm sure she'll do well.

Poor you with your links, what a pain.

phillipa - I can't wait to receive my copy, I know it'll be a great read.

melissa - I wish I could have been half as inventive as a child.

claire p - it's a very busy weekend, and I haven't mentioned everything on the blog either.

lane - she's so quiet and sweet, I was amazed she wrote like she did.

amanda - I know, me too.

chrish - she certainly has.

helen - I'm so impressed with her.

flowerpot - thanks, you too.

karen - I wonder if they've inherited it from their aunties ;)

tam - it went v well, thanks.

Anonymous said...

Good luck with toe op! thats exciting about your neice, I wish Id been a bit more serious at that age. oh and enjoy your new book!

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

motherx - J's toe op went well. My niece is so quiet but determined, I was noisy and not quite so determined until I was much older.