Tom Palmer's World Cup journey 8
Posted by Tom Palmer
21 Jun 2010
Oh dear. The World Cup is not going quite as well as we’d hoped, is it? (If you’re an England fan, that is.)
There are fewer England flags on cars, suddenly.
I am a bit worried that, if England go out, my ‘live’ story will fall a bit flat. Will children still want a daily story with England out? I asked some and they said they would.
I have been in schools all week. On Friday I had the pleasure of working in Worcestershire, then catching the second half of Germany’s defeat at Wolverhampton station.
But this week is an exciting one for me. I start the READS UNITED tour with Helena Pielichaty, author of the Girls FC series. We are zigzagging the country beginning at Portsmouth FC, then to Wrexham, then Rotherham, then Ipswich. We are talking to 3,000 children this week alone. Our event lasts 90 minutes and encourages writing and reading about football.
I had a literary weekend. My family took me to Beatrix Potter world on Fathers’ Day. At Bowness. I love it there. Models of Peter Rabbit, etc. And then a row on the lake. The kind with oars, not shouting at each other.
I want to freshen my daily writing exercises. If you have any good ideas please let me know, you’ll get a credit!
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