Last week, in Swindon, the Literacy Trust held a celebration of reading, writing, literacy. The Trust’s patron brought along a beautiful cake. Now, I know I should be talking about the importance of reading as an empowering tool for children, the importance of reading for pleasure, how reading can help with the learning of empathy and the understanding of the lives of others, but, well, just look at this cake!
It was made for the event by Julie Brownlee of Cake Creations. I love the conker most of all. It shines. A Lost Words cake of great excellence.
And well done to the winner and runners up of the #SwindonStories Lost Words competition: 1st place – Molly Roberts, 2nd place – Estella Smith and 3rd place – Norah Vas! I love this picture of you all with your books and smiles.
I wish Robert and I could have been there to celebrate books, libraries and reading with everyone, but work keeps us home, on our different sides of the country, making new books.