Absolutely delighted to have been asked to read from Betsie Valentine And The Honeybees at a fundraising event called 'Give Bees a Chance' in Hemel Hempstead. I will also have a stand at the event where I will be selling and signing copies of Betsie Valentine!
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.
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..
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..
Come and join me at The Ballinger Hall Christmas Fair. There will be lots of wonderful stalls. A great opportunity to get your Christmas shopping well under way! Don’t forget as you wander around to come and say hello to me on my stand with Betsie Valentine And The Honeybees. A signed copy is the perfect present to pop in a stocking or put under the tree. While the honeybees are resting after a long hardworking summer you can be learning all about them along with your children and/or grandchildren before they re-appear at the first sign of spring.
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!
I always enjoy giving talks to the WI.. Always a great bunch of ladies who not only enjoy learning about new things but also are always good fun. I am very much looking forward to talking about the honeybees, especially in June when the spring has settled in and the honeybees are all over the blossoms..
Very much looking forward to doing a book reading in the beautiful setting of “Where Inspiration Blooms” in the grounds of Chartridge Lodge. There is going to be a family picnic going on for the day and I will be doing a reading from Betsie Valentine And The Honeybees at 1.00pm - I will also be answering any questions people have about the honeybees!
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..
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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..
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?