What a week it was last week. Went to the NZ Post Children's Book Awards on Wednesday night and was one of the organisers for an event with Walker Books Australia Publisher Sarah Foster on Thursday night. Both were super events with lots of interesting industry gossip and fun catch ups. Other things happened too and by the end of the week I was so pooped I felt like I could sleep longer than Rip Van Winkle. There are things afoot...which reminds me, I watched Sherlock last night on tv with Benedict Cumberpatch in the title role and Martin 'Bilbo' Freeman as Dr Watson. Its all set in current times with cell phones, texting, surveillance cameras and websites but it retains everything that defines and keeps faith with the original. But all the story telling and smartness aside its just really well done. I love watching people who can act - people who inhabit a different persona with their own mannerisms, tics, inflexions, history and habits. Dr Watson checks his service revolver like an experienced army man should - like its second nature - I can't imagine Martin Freeman has that experience but Dr Watson does. And I believe its Dr Watson. And its intelligent - I can just feel my grey cells getting excited. Yay for something decent on the telly for a change. And thank you to the journalist who pointed out the links between Sherlock Holmes and 'House' (House/Holmes, Wilson/Watson, medical detectivery/criminal detectivery) - I hadn't twigged.
The Fabo gears are slowly grinding back into motion. Watch this space. Its an all new and exciting writing adventure for years 5 and up with loads of fun and heaps of prizes. More on this soon...
So I will keep you posted on any developments that may occur (I can tell you I am in Wellington in August, reading The House That Went to Sea at The Children's Bookshop in Kilbirnie at 10.30 on Friday 19th and at Storylines Family Day at the Town Hall on Sunday 21st) - in the meantime I'm off to hang out the washing and have a coffee.
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- Educational Resource: The Half Life of Ryan Davis
- Educational Resource: Made With Love
- Educational Resource: The House That Went to Sea
- Educational Resource: A Winter's Day in 1939
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- Educational Resource: The Song of Kauri
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