1 As an English teacher, the love of books is deep within me. I grew up in a home where books lined almost every wall, 4000 at the last count, and went on to spend my teaching career sharing my love of words and literature with thousands of pupils, some of whom read this blog. Serendipitously, three things came to my attention today – a poem I have been looking for about the teaching of English literature, a passionate blog about reading and children and this picture, celebrating reading. I’ll tell you more about the poem tomorrow.
2 Our eldest daughter is here for her birthday and we have been to Perranporth and Chapel Porth for lovely long beach walks on this beautiful Spring day to celebrate.
3 We have had a delicious birthday dinner of Prawn Stacks, Slow Roasted Duck Legs with a Red Wine and Redcurrant Sauce followed by Chocolate Amaretti Pots.