Sorry to all the children I have been visiting this week, that I've not been able to post blogs about our fun time together or show photos, but I haven't had a moment to draw breath since the crack of dawn on Monday morning.
I'd like to show you some of the train portraits I've been sketching on my travels up and down too, but there's no time to scan them. Every night, I get in from a visit, have my dinner, re-pack my bags for the next morning, then collapse! So these are sketches from earlier trips, just to jolly things up.
Typically, I've caught a cold and, from Tuesday on, have been up to my eyes in paracetamols and having to stop every few minutes to blow my nose. REALLY hoping my voice lasts out this time, especially since it's only just over 2 weeks since I got it back after my last attack of laryngitis!
Anyway, cold allowing, today I'm in Grantham with the Federation of Children's Book Groups, celebrating the Red House Children's Book Awards. Wish me luck!