To all who have contributed towards the crowd funding initiative in Scotland, to buy a copy of The Lost Words for every primary school in Scotland, whether that contribution was £1 or £3000 you have my heartfelt thanks.
The target has been met and is now extending and with a fair wind we may get a copy in to all the secondary schools too.
Now Jane Beaton has the enormous task of accepting delivery of the books and distributing them. BUT, the fundraiser doesn’t close until Thursday 3 pm. If you contribute you are entered into a draw to win Lark, watercolour by me.
And by way of a thank you here, in a few words, is an otter, by Kenneth C Stevens
The otter is ninety percent water
Ten percent God.
This is a mastery
We have not fathomed in a million years.
I saw one once, off the teeth of western Scotland,
Playing games with the Atlantic –
Three feet of gymnastics
Taking on an ocean.