ROBERT PIGGOTT C of E JUNIOR SCHOOL
I have just received a bundle of Snail Trail colouring competition entries in the post today. I’ve had a quick look. It’s not going to be easy because they are all FABULOUS! How I am going to choose some winners, I just don’t know. I’ll get Amy and George to help me – it’s a fun job for us all. Well done to everyone who took part. I’ll be in touch before the end of term with some prize winners.
It’s been a busy time with Christmas Fayres and book selling and of course the snow has added to the fun and madness of it all. I met some lovely people at the Medstead Pre-School Christmas Fayre last night and am looking forward to a school visit to the pre-school and the primary school there next year.
WROXALL PRIMARY SCHOOL
I am very excited about my visit in February to this school on the Isle of Wight. Bob and Gary will be coming with me, of course, with Gary well out of hibernation by then.
Somebody told me last weekend that there was an article in the You magazine ten days ago about a woman who has the illness knows as ME. She got herself a giant African land snail and it’s really helped. I’ve been on the internet but had no joy. If anyone has kept a copy of that article I’d love to read it.
…. AND FINALLY …
Some VERY big news! Out of the 175 eggs that a certain little girl called Molly gave me at the Ropley Christmas Fayre, last night the FIRST OF THE BABIES WAS BORN. If you’ve never seen a baby giant African land snail that’s not even one day old, then it’s something I think you should see. It came out of the egg casing, a perfect little snail, all rolled up in its shell, a miracle of life. It’s smaller than the smallest pea, yet perfectly formed.
We look forward to some more babies being born later on today and to making lots of children very happy later on in the year when we give some away as pets at another book signing.
Well done to Molly and Louise for being brilliant keepers of African land snails!
Bye for now.
PS Watch out for Christmas cracker jokes. If you get any snail ones then do pass them on.