(Monet Houses of Parliament 1905)
For the last few months I've been writing about London in November. It's pretty normal to be writing about heat when it's winter, or leaves falling at about the time they're just re-appearing. But now, it IS November. It'll be interesting to read back, and see if I've been getting it right. And then I really should go down to London and check that ...
This week has had two loads of lovely writing to read in it. I was invited on Saturday to Glenalmond College as the judge for a Junior Writing Competition involving several schools. There were 18 finalists in 3 categories (7-8, 9-10, 11-12) and I had a whale of a time - thank you very much for inviting me, and for writing so well!
I also got through the post a fine fat envelope full of poems and pictures about flying horses from the P5 class at St Sylvester's Primary School in Elgin. We'd met at the Spirit of Moray Book Festival. It was great to see your work, so thank you Wishe, Paige, Aidan, Catherine, Robyn, Meadow, Kyle, Emily, Emma, Lara, Tegan, Lily, Marija, Amy, Carly, Chloe, Mariem, Sophie, AJ, Olivia, Lewis, Daniel, Geordan, Katie, Megan, Sean, Jason, Callum, Mati, and Ms McKenna!
(I'm having trouble finding exact dates for Monet's Houses of Parliament paintings - the year, fine, but I don't know which ones were painted specifically in November. So here's another one, just because it looks like November and I really like it, but it's just a guess. Anyone who knows, please tell!)
(Monet Houses of Parliament 1904)