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Hampton Court 'Bush Monster!

Hope you all had a great summer.  Kath and I had some lovely days out, including a visit to the famous Hampton Court Palace – hope you like the pic. I also worked hard on my sixth Mokee Joe book, set in Dubai; it’s almost finished, but not quite.

…And then it was off and away down the M4 motorway, heading for the White Springs Fishery in South Wales. Kath and I always enjoy staying there in one of their luxury Scandinavian-style wooden lodges. There are six lakes for me to fish in when I’m not visiting the wonderful schools around and about.

One visit was to Bryn Y Mor school, old friends of ours, on the outskirts of Swansea. We introduced the new book – KRUSCHMEISTER -and also talked about the prequel to the book, SCABBAJACK. The KS2 pupils (Years 3 to 6) loved every minute of our presentation, and we were especially pleased how many of the younger Year 3’s were waiting to get their hands on both books the following day.

Our other visit was to more old friends at Saron School in Ammanford. Again we presented the new book and the prequel, and

Pete at the lovely Saron School

again, we had a great response at the subsequent book-signing the following day. Both of these Welsh schools are always an absolute joy to visit and the staff and pupils have become great friends over the years. We can always depend on their hospitality and enthusiasm for our books.

During our visit we were invited to dinner with a head teacher and friend of ours, Mr Ceri Schofield. His family hosted us in their lovely home and prepared a delicious meal for us. Great food and great company provided for a fabulous evening and a chance to relax away from school visits  – and fishing!

A HUGE ‘thank you’ to everyone in South Wales, who looked after us so well, and to the Schofield family for a great get-together. Can’t wait to be back with you all. By the way…the fishing at White Springs was great too. What more can a man want??


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