Thursday was a busy day. After we finished up at Eton House and had some lunch we drove back into the city to visit Chatsworth International School. It's literally right in the centre of town, a stone's throw from where we were staying in Scott's Road. I was excited to visit the school - especially as it shares its name with my favourite English palace - Chatsworth House in Bakewell.
We were greeted warmly yet again - everyone in Singapore is so friendly and I was looking forward to meeting the children. The library staff had made lovely welcome and thank you displays and there were three little girls in the library who were putting the finishing touches to a very glittery poster. They giggled a lot when I arrived and later it was a pleasure to sign their books and bookmarks.
I had a great day, although it had been particularly warm and I was really looking forward to a swim back at the hotel - so I abandoned my blog posts for the afternoon and did just that.
A Bookish Adventure
I started this blog to document an extended trip to the US and UK in 2012, introducing children to my Alice-Miranda series. It's hard to believe that it's just on four years since we launched the first Alice-Miranda title - and now there are nine books out in Australia with another five still to come. When I first came up with the idea of this precocious seven and a quarter year old, I had no clue that she would take me on such an amazing journey, not only in Australia but also across the world. I visited 37 schools while we were away in 2012 and gave over 80 talks - it was fantastic. In 2013 I've been on lots of new adventures in the UK - visiting schools from London to Southampton, Lancashire, Scotland, Newcastle and back to London again. After that I headed off to meet readers in Singapore. In Australia I've been to Melbourne, Perth, Albany, Alice Springs and Brisbane. There's a new series too - about a gorgeous little girl called Clementine Rose. She and Alice-Miranda don't know each other yet, but they will soon.