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Exciting news

January 28, 2011

DarkIsle

I’m not sure how much of this I can tell you, but I could tell  you the basics…Glasgow University have teamed up with two teachers to produce a piece of work, the aim of which is to get more science into primary schools in Scotland. The best news is that they are linking the project to DarkIsle and its going to be piloted in 30 schools across Scotland. I’m really pleased and excited about this. I’m not going to say any more at the moment because it’s still very much a work in progress, but I’ll fill you in when I can.

So what’s been happening elsewhere in my life? Well, I’ve been busy doing other things than writing books, which is rubbish. I was working at the start of the week and, when I get home at night I am really too tired…exhausted…to do anything other than get our things ready for the next day and collapse into bed. I have been managing to get a bit of reading done and am currently reading: Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (I know I got on the bandwagon late with this one, but am really enjoying this); Hard Times by Charles Dickens (I love Dickens…I studied him for sixth year studies, but hadn’t read all his books, so thought I would remedy that one) and Jane Brocket’s Cherry Cake & Ginger Beer (I think Jane read all the same type of books as I did as a child because her wonderful books always take me back to the joy of reading people like Enid Blyton and E Nesbit). I know it sounds weird that I’m reading three books at once, but it’s not for me.

Have been suffering from the Dreaded Lurgy again this week – sore throat, sore bones, snotty nose, sneezing etc – so haven’t been feeling up to doing much else. I had planned to start walking the girl to school, which is about a mile from our home, but because I’ve been feeling under the weather, I decided that the only course of action was to drive her there and then return for cake and tea. It would have been rude not to!

The girl turns six soon and hubby and I have bought her (as well as other things) a sing-a-long game for the Wii and two mikes so that she can warble her little heart out. She’s a bit of a dancer/singer/wannabe pop star at the moment, so I think she’ll like this. Her brother will also take part cos he loves to boogie and sing too. Sometimes, the noise levels in this house are so high, I fantasise about soundproof rooms and earplugs!

The dragon on Irvine Beach

Another shot of the dragon on Irvine Beach

In case you’re wondering why these pics are here, there was a dearth of pics for today’s blog, so I thought I’d show you the inspiration for DarkIsle, this lovely stone dragon overlooking Irvine Beach in Ayrshire, Scotland. I love her.

Dawn xx

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