Archive for October, 2013

Tour Blog Day 4: Polar bears, white witch & chocolate balls
Posted on: October 31st, 2013 by Jane Hunt

I woke up dreading today’s first Giro-Rama in a shopping centre, having a sense of foreboding. I wasn’t wrong.  After going solo with the trolley erection for the first time and discovering that resting it against a tyre before pulling up the handle was of no use whatsoever, but ramming it into a brick wall [...]

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Tour Blog 2: Lakes Aquarium
Posted on: October 30th, 2013 by Jane Hunt

I determined not to continue heading down the road to nowhere today and I didn’t!  First, I headed to Lindeth Howe in Bowness, to drop off books for all the children staying there at half term and I then drove down the side of the lake to Lakeside, for my Befana Drama Giro-Rama event.   [...]

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On Tour: Day 2 – Dalegarth
Posted on: October 29th, 2013 by Jane Hunt

So this is my first official ‘tour blog’ and it comes after a really lovely and enjoyable day at Dalegarth station on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway line.  I arrived (after a somewhat hairy drive over Birker Fell) at about 9.40am, having daydreamed and missed the turning to Ulpha, only realising this when ending up [...]

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My Thank You Round Up/Debt of Gratitude
Posted on: October 28th, 2013 by Jane Hunt

On a daily basis now, I am building up a huge debt of gratitude to the people who, out of the goodness of their hearts, have chosen to support my book dream.   Top of the list has to be my former client, Mrs B – the true friend that is Cathy Burrows, who, if [...]

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Befana Drama Giro-Rama Steams In To Make A Splash!
Posted on: October 27th, 2013 by Jane Hunt

A very special book signing tour, featuring not just the most magical children’s book of Halloween and Christmas 2013, but also giveaways and a special competition is steaming into the Lake District, to make a big splash with families visiting two different attractions. The Befana Drama Giro-Rama – the nationwide book tour supporting The Befana [...]

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So This Is It! The Tide Has Turned!
Posted on: October 25th, 2013 by Jane Hunt

Well, this is finally it and there’s no going back now.  The ‘could-it-possibly-work’ idea that I conceived back on August 12th, having been badly let down by a venue at which I thought might want to do an official ‘launch’ is now about to start – and boy am I happy about it.   I [...]

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Latest Tour Schedule – Fully Confirmed Dates & Venues
Posted on: October 23rd, 2013 by Jane Hunt

We’ve been informed of a few changes to our Befana Drama Giro-Rama schedule today, but this only affects some of the dates on the tour and we are awaiting confirmation of changes.  The following dates and venues are fully confirmed and remain in place:   26 October                                    Hedgehog Books, Penrith, Cumbria   29 [...]

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The Future’s Bright – In Fact, Purple With A 5-Storey Pink Building On It
Posted on: October 18th, 2013 by Jane Hunt

  What another great week for The Befana Drama, though I shall most definitely need a spa break or holiday straight after Christmas!   The trouble with doing something like this, as well as your day job, is that you only have a few stolen moments and hours of an evening to do very much. [...]

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Kids Fall Under The Befana Drama’s Spell, While Teachers Call For A Film!
Posted on: October 16th, 2013 by Jane Hunt

Today I had my first outing taking The Befana Drama out to children and encouraging them to #befriendBef and I think I succeeded, even though I think the exertion of the day has taken its toll!   I visited Croftlands Infants & Junior School in Ulverston, where two of the pupils, Harvey & Oliver Burrows, [...]

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A-Z of The Befana Drama Giro-Rama Tour’s Towns & Cities
Posted on: October 12th, 2013 by Jane Hunt

    The exciting Befana Drama Giro-Rama Roadshow, comprising book signings by author Gianna Hartwright, giveaway and a Befana Drama Facebook competition is set to roll out across the country as from this week. We are still finalising venues and dates, but the places we expect to visit (A-Z) is:   Ashford Ayr Boot (Dalegarth [...]

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