I know I’ve just flagged this new website and blog, but I feel like I’ve been absent for some time. Partly this is due to study, but that’s nearing its end and hopefully I’ll soon be fully present again.

On Friday I was part of the Queenscliffe Literary Festival school program. It was a lovely day, with engaged and enthusiastic students and ran like clockwork thanks to the hard work of an enthusiastic team. Each of the presenters: Martine Murray, Jedda Robard, Carole Wilkinson, Heath McKenzie, Tull Suwannakit, Andy Isaacs (who I didn’t get to meet) and I had our own ‘minders’, who made sure we had whatever we needed. My session with Yr 2 and Yr 3 students from several local schools was great fun. Many thanks to Alice and the team and to hosts Point Lonsdale Primary School (great  catering too).

While I have no pics of the students or the school, here are some from the surroundings. It’s a tough gig, but it has to be done.