Hello to a real Edinburgh Zoo panda … and a couple of furry pretenders…

January 21, 2012 at 6:11 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

What a fun day I had today launching The Tale of Pin Yin Panda at Edinburgh Zoo! It was SUCH a thrill to meet Tian Tian, one of the Zoo’s real life pandas, and to read her The Tale of Pin Yin Panda about her fictional (and very cheeky) Chinese cousin! Here she is in the background in her indoor enclosure – she’s gorgeous!

And here are a couple of furry pretend pandas in the Gift Shop:-

Tian Tian is such a Sweetie!

Thank you Julie Preston, Events Manager, and Rachel Goddard, Press Officer, for a fabulous day! I look forward to more Panda-monium tomorrow! And special thanks to photographer Alan Simpson who took these wonderful photos and let me use them for my blog!

And a special hello to Emily Tullett!

January 21, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Hello to Emily Tullett, a fine Scottish lassie and a fine writer too! I met Emily’s grand-dad Neil Revie on the Great Wall of China during my trip to Beijing in December, and his lovely grand-daughter Emily wrote to me to tell me all about her own writing! So I was thrilled to meet her and her family at the Edinburgh Zoo today just before the official launch of The Tale of Pin Yin Panda!

A Lovely Day at Lambrook School!

January 21, 2012 at 10:18 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Hello all you fabulous kids and dedicated teachers at Lambrook School in Ascot! Thank you for a great day yesterday. It was FANTASTICO! MAGNIFICO! EXCELLENTE!┬ámeeting you all!!┬áKeep up the reading and writing…and enter my Clever Competition – that’s an order!

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