I’ve just got in from an absoultely brilliant afternoon. I took the Roaming Roman Book Tour up to Kettleshulme St James’ Primary School where I spoke with children from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 about writing and about my book, gave a reading and had a Q & A session. And I had a lot of fun. Everyone at the school, teachers, assistants, parents and (most of all) children were all fab, bright and friendly. I hope all the dates on the tour are as good as this. Thanks everybody!

I also want to say a huge WELL DONE to my friend Belinda who recently jumped out of a plane (with a parachute on her back) in order to raise money for an orphanage in Africa. It looks terrifying. She is clearly far braver than me. You can see it here.

I think there’s enough time for me to squeeze in a bit of writing before dinner.