Reading "Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy" to a group of children at Forthview Primary School this morning - certainly hope my reading skills are up to the job ;-))
Actually looking forward to it, as my own son (now nearly 9 and moved on from Hairy Maclary!) used to really love Lynley Dodd's books when he was little ... a little known fact I was able to pass on to the children (and staff!) is that Hairy Maclary isn't actually Scottish ;-(( Everyone assumes so, but if you follow the Lynley Dodd link, you'll see she is actually a New Zealander - the giveaway in the books are all the antipodean plants and trees in the wonderful pictures. Not a Scottish plant or tree to be found!
Another Headteacher appointment committee this afternoon. They seem to come thick and fast.