Jul
1
5:15 PM17:15

CHEDDINGTON BROWNIES

The Brownies Promise is:

“ I promise that I will do my best: to be true to myself and develop my beliefs, To serve the Queen and my community, To help other people.”

This is such a lovely declaration, one I hope they take with them throughout their lives. I am loving my visits to the various Brownie Groups I have been doing. As usual, I can only say how much I am looking forward to meeting The Cheddington Brownies.

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Jul
12
5:00 PM17:00

FIRST CHESHAM RAINBOWS

Today I will be talking to the First Chesham Rainbows about the honeybees. The Rainbows promise is: I promise that I will do my best, to think about my beliefs and to be kind and helpful. It is a promise we should all carry around in our hearts. I very much look forward to meeting them all..

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Jul
20
10:00 PM22:00

AMERSHAM FESTIVAL

Very excited to be attending this festival. I will have a stand, with Betsie Valentine and I am doing a half hour talk on the stage about, you guessed it, the honeybees! So come along and join in all the festivities and search me out and say hello!

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Oct
17
10:30 AM10:30

WENDOVER CHRISTIAN CENTRE

The Autumn is here and the bees are settling down ready for the long cold days and nights. I wont be seeing my girls now until early March so I am delighted to be going to the Wendover Christian Centre to talk all things honeybees and give a reading from Betsie Valentine And The Honeybees.

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Oct
23
to Oct 26

NATIONAL HONEY SHOW 2019

I am genuinely excited to be able to announce I will have a stand at The National Honey Show 2019 at Sandown Park Racecourse in Esher, Surrey for three days. I met so many lovely people last year and have made some solid friends and I very much look forward to seeing them all again this year. Come along and visit my stand and all the other lovely stands that are there..

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Oct
30
7:30 AM07:30

MOOR PARK GOLF CLUB

I have been booked to be The Speaker at this magnificent mansion house. I have worked there before as a photographer, photographing a couple of Strictly Come Dancing Dancers! I, am now a retired photographer and go to their Business Breakfast Network Meetings on a regular basis. So I am thrilled that I am going to be able to share with them what it is I actually do and hopefully encourage people to, if not become beekeepers, look out for our honourable little honeybees a bit more..

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Dec
7
2:30 PM14:30

HIGH WYCOMBE LIBRARY

Looking forward to my visit to High Wycombe Library. It’s not often you will hear me say this but I am hoping for a nice rainy day to bring out the families for an afternoon in their local library!

Jane Birtwistle is putting on an event for the children and parents who will come and listen to a reading from Betsie Valentine And The Honeybees and a talk about the importance and lifecycle of the honeybees.

The library already has it’s own copy of Betsie Valentine but you can buy yours and I will sign it on the day or purchase it through this website.. just click on SHOP BOOK and Betsie Valentine And The Honeybees could be on your doorstep withing 24 hours!

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Jun
24
2:20 PM14:20

CHORLEYWOOD PRIMARY SCHOOL

How exciting.. I am going to Chorleywood Primary School to give a talk and what they do not know yet is that I used to go there when it was just one small building! It was called Stag Lane. I spent many a play time underneath the stag’s head with my hands on my head dreading Mr Powell, the Headmaster walking past me. I think he probably tiptoed passed thinking “Good Lord, not her again!” Happy days!

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Jun
15
1:00 PM13:00

TWICKENHAM & THAMES VALLEY BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION

I will be spending the entire afternoon with these lovely guys. They are having an open day, so if you are in the area pop along and see what it is they do. I will be doing book readings and signings of Betsie Valentine And The Honeybees. Here is there website for further details of what will be a fun day!

http://twickenhambeekeepers.apps-1and1.net/open-day/

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Jun
5
9:30 AM09:30

ANNECY CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL

Tegan Sharrard, the wonderful illustrator of Betsie Valentine And The Honeybees is joining me to give the talk at Annecy Catholic Primary School as this is in her neck of the woods. It’s going to be great giving talks with Tegan by my side. I am always asked about the artist and now they will be able to ask her lots of questions too!

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Jun
4
4:15 PM16:15

SEAFORD RAINBOW BROWNIES

Uber excited to be going to Seaford to visit the Seaford Rainbow Brownies. It is Seaford that the wonderful illustrator of Betsie Valentine And The Honeybees, Tegan Sharrard, lives. Unfortunately she cannot join me for the Brownie talk but we will be meeting up tomorrow for the two schools we are visiting together.

I will come back to Seaford.. the response has been great!

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May
11
11:00 AM11:00

WELCOME TO THE MAY FAYRE @ TURNFURLONG SCHOOL

I have been invited to Turnfurlong School, in Aylesbury, to give a series of talks to children, parents, grandparents and, well let’s just say the general public, about the honeybees. If you are in the area, come along and support the school fayre and join me in The Round House and learn more than you think you know about the honourable little honeybee!

See you there..

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May
8
8:30 AM08:30

LEY HILL SCHOOL

Two of my boys used to go to Ley Hill School so I am really looking forward to stepping inside the gates again! I used to take the photographs of all the children at the nativity school play rehearsal day and then the school would sell them to the parents after the actual play! I wonder if any of the children their are children of the children I used to photograph?

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Apr
24
3:00 PM15:00

AMERSHAM MUSEUM

Delighted to have been invited to the beautiful venue that is The Amersham Museum to give a talk about the honeybees and a reading from Betsie Valentine and The Honeybees. As February comes to a close and Spring is in the air it is a perfect time to remind everyone how important honeybees are and how hard they work to play their oh so important part in the survival of our planet.

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Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

BBKA SPRING CONVENTION 2019

I am so excited to be attending the BBKA Spring Convention with Betsie Valentine And The Honeybees. Stand as yet to be confirmed but rest assured Betsie and I will be there! The venue is Harper Adams University, Newport Shropshire TF10 8NB. It is billed as the National Beekeeping Event Of The Year and open to all! So come along and join in and you never know, if you are not a beekeeper already, firstly why not?.. secondly let’s get you started!

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Apr
5
10:00 AM10:00

CHARTRIDGE COMBINED SCHOOL

Well I don’t have far to go for this one! Absolutely delighted to be going to give a talk at Chartridge Combined School. Hopefully, as my talk is at 10 o’clock I wont get caught up in the myriad of parents all looking for somewhere to park while taking their children to school! Normally, I am always going against the traffic, this time I will be going with the flow!

A very local school to me!

A very local school to me!

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Apr
1
1:45 AM01:45

PRIMARY REFERRAL UNIT AMERSHAM

Absolutely delighted to be giving a talk at this lovely school in Amersham. It is a school that provides support for children experiencing significant social, emotional or behavioural difficulties in their mainstream primary school.  I feel very privilegged to be able to chat to these children about the honeybees and and look forward to it immensly.

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Mar
23
8:30 AM08:30

HERTS BKA 2019 SPRING SHOW

Come and see me at the Herts BKA Spring Show. Chirstchur Peartree Hall, Welwyn.

It’s going to be a great day with three excellent speakers and stalls where you can stock up on equipment and copies of Betsie Valentine And The Honeybees and you can book me up to give a talk at your local school, community or business.

I look forward to meeting you all!

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