Yes: it's school visit season and I am hard at it again. I wrote this post at the weekend because I knew that once the week was underway, I'd have no time.
It's going to be a mad one: a whole week of events every day, all over. I'm in Birmingham on Monday, Huddersfield on Tuesday, Audenshaw on Wednesday and then Lancashire on Thursday & Friday. All those early mornings... ugh.
This is the 'Zaggeroomph' that we all designed together. The other photos are monsters in progress, drawn by the Y1 children.
It was a really positive day, and all the children were smashing. Thanks so much to all the parents who came after school and bought signed books: I could hardly lift my case on the way, but it was light as a feather going home!
I managed a few drawings on the trains as usual. At the top of the post is my first sketch for ages.
Because I stayed longer than expected to sign books, I missed my train home by 15 mins, only to be told that there wasn't another one for ages. Instead of getting to Sheffield at 5pm, the ticket man said it would be 8pm!!!!!! This seemed so ridiculous, and I was so distraught, that he looked again, and in the end found another route - a bit of a long way round, but getting me home at 6.30 at least.
I'll post highlights from this week's visits when I can, and hopefully more train sketches, if I can find time to scan them in.
Most of my events this month are in schools, but there are a few for the general public, which I'll let you know about as they come along, in case you fancy giving it a whirl.