I am very excited about tomorrow. I may have to try and speak in rhyming couplets all day!
Why? Because I will be meeting and listening to the marvellous Julia Donaldson, Children's Laureate who is coming to Cardiff Metropolitan University.
Like so many parents and teachers everywhere I have been reading these books to my nieces and then my own children for over 13 years, and I never tire of them, and neither do the kids. My favourite by far is Room on the Broom as it was the first I ever read, and it is such a beautifully illustrated book (Axel Scheffler is such a wonderful illustrator, but I'll leave that for another day).
I'll be honest, I'm not a fan of the tv programmes made of the Gruffalo and the Gruffalo's child, as for me they slowed the pace down too much and the pleasure of the rhyming pace was lost. It's the language I love the most.
So I'm going to read a few today to get me in the mood, and I may have to take my copy of Room on the Broom to get it signed.
And I'll try hard not to ask if she's having witch and chips for tea x