This one's difficult! My first thought is the tense To Kill a Mockingbird, but then I really enjoyed Room by Emma Donaghue which was amazingly gripping. At the moment I'm reading Broken Crayons by Nick Davis, a novel about a psychotherapist in Brighton; it's set near to where I live so it's fun to pick out all the places I know.
My favourite books to read as a child were Harry Potter ⚡ (a story about a boy and his magical powers), Artemis Fowl (another story about a boy and his magical powers), and The Wreck of the Zanzibar (not a story about a boy and his magical powers!)
Favourite TV programme?
I love a good comedy. I've been laughing at Frasier since I was at school (not non-stop though that would just be silly! 😃). In English language at college, I wrote a script using the characters and setting of Frasier - my tutor mistakenly thought I had copied an actual episode (thanks, I think, Mrs McGivney!)
For dinner I love a casserole with dumplings. My mouth waters when I smell that in the oven (I'm getting hungry just thinking about it!) For dessert it's got to be apple crumble with custard. Honourable mentions to fudge, Turkish delight and Twiglets.
I love music: I listen to it, I dance to it, and I create it. I enjoy going for walks in the country and taking photos of the beautiful scenery. I also give cooking a good go, practise makes perfect, right?
I took this photo in the countryside near to where I live, I think it almost looks like two different seasons!
A surprising fact about me?
Hmm, a surprising fact... oh how about this one? I rang the bells at Jamie Theakston's wedding! For those old enough to remember, he was the presenter of Live and Kicking with Zoe Ball. I've been a bell-ringer since I was 11 and I jumped at the chance to ring for this one. Especially, as I later found out, his guests included footballer Ian Wright and David Walliams!
A lifelong love of learning is one of the most valuable gifts we can give a child. It sets them up for a successful and fulfilling future.