Archive for November, 2013

Posted on: November 26th, 2013 by Jane Hunt

Another pretty stressful weekend has passed by, with the same old stresses rearing their head .. particularly on Friday.  Off I set, having dutifully washed my car, topped up the washers and had a leaking tyre rim fixed, with the destination being the MacDonald Hotel on the outskirts of Glasgow.  `All was going well, for [...]

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Inspiration, Perspiration, Aspiration
Posted on: November 24th, 2013 by Jane Hunt

The Befana Drama Giro-Rama has spent its second weekend in Scotland, with book signings in Dobbies branches in Braehead (Glasgow) and Dundee, following hot on the heels of those in Ayr and Livingston.   Many more children have been introduced to The Befana Drama as a result and more Scottish children can do the same [...]

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‘Meet The Author Young VIP’ Christmas Packages Launch Today
Posted on: November 20th, 2013 by Jane Hunt

Gianna Hartwright, the author of The Befana Drama – the most magical book of Christmas 2013 for those aged 8-11 – has announced the availability of a limited number of ‘Meet the Author Young VIP Packages’, which can be staged within eateries and hotels between December 28 and the start of the school term. Gianna [...]

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Things to Ayr, The Naughty Step & The Boys Coming Good!
Posted on: November 16th, 2013 by Jane Hunt

Have had a really brilliant day in Ayr.  It’s amazing how calm and chilled I feel  sitting in Dobbies on my mum’s stool (and travel rug to cushion the rear!), especially today – which I put down to the wonderful scent of cinnamon that was infusing the air and emanating from an absolutely gorgeous grotto [...]

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New A-Z Of Befana Drama Giro-Rama Tour Venues
Posted on: November 13th, 2013 by Jane Hunt

The Befana Drama Giro-Rama schedule has had many a change made to it lately, so here is the current up-to-date list of towns to be visited and dates of visit. The tour schedule will be updated at www.thebefanadrama.com asap   Ashford                             [...]

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Befana Drama Read-a-Rama Aims To Get Kids Reading!
Posted on: November 12th, 2013 by Jane Hunt

The most magical book of Christmas 2013, boasting a unique blend of witchcraft and Christmassy wonder surrounding the world of VIPBs (Very Important Present Bringers), is launching a unique literacy initiative involving children across the country. The Befana Drama, by Gianna Hartwright, is launching a Befana Drama Read-a-Rama as its Befana Drama Giro-Rama book signing [...]

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What A Weekend Of Two Halves!
Posted on: November 11th, 2013 by Jane Hunt

What a weekend for The Befana Drama Giro-Rama tour it was – one full of stress on Saturday & full of smiles on Sunday – a veritable game of two halves, if ever there were one.   It started with an absolutely horrific drive down the M1 and thinks went down south from there.  On [...]

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New Territory For The Befana Drama!
Posted on: November 8th, 2013 by Jane Hunt

The Befana Drama Giro-Rama is entering a new phase this weekend, undertaking its first book signing in southern England and its first book signing at Dobbies.   The Befana Drama stand will be setting up shop in the hugely popular retail outlet, The Galleria, in Hatfield, right next to the children’s play zone which caters [...]

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The Befana Drama Seeks Junior Schools For Author Visits!
Posted on: November 5th, 2013 by Jane Hunt

The Befana Drama Giro-Rama is looking for Junior schools in which teachers wish to teach their pupils the value of creativity and take them on a voyage into the imagination via an author’s visit.   The Befana Drama’s author, Gianna Hartwright, is looking to build on the success of a visit to Croftlands Infants & [...]

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That Was The Week Witch Was!
Posted on: November 3rd, 2013 by Jane Hunt

This has been one of the longest weeks of my life, but a great one too, for all sorts of reasons, not least because it’s been the catalyst that’s rekindled by legendary self-sufficiency, which is what I need for the year ahead.  I cannot imagine how many thousands of people have been exposed to The [...]

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