Philip Ardagh's tour blog

Read Philip's day by day blog about the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour

The tour took place in schools in the Dumfries and Galloway area between 2nd and 7th December 2012.

Philip Ardagh on tour

Day 1 - Sunday 2nd December

Journey to Dumfries

Please Note: The views expressed in this blog are not necessarily those of Scottish Book Trust and, quite frankly – now we come to think of it – we suspect some of the 'facts' contained within it are downright lies. Thank you. Read more...

Day 2 - Monday 3rd December

Lincluden Primary School & Dalbeattle Primary School

When at home, I'm usually woken by Toto, my houseboy, with a gentle shake of the shoulder and a cup of coffee. Or, if he's particularly clumsy, a cup of hot coffee in the face. This morning, I was woken by the alarm on my mobile phone which I found VERY difficult to switch off. Read more...

Day 3 - Tuesday 4th December

Laurieknowe Primary School & Mouswald Primary School

Today has been another excellent day. We've had a warm welcome wherever we've gone, and warmth is what we needed temperatures regularly dropping to below minus three degrees. Read more...

Day 4 - Wednesday 5th December

Troqueer Primary Scool & Moffat Academy

I was woken this morning to find a member of the #philipontour support team wrapping my scarf tightly round my neck whilst muttering, "I just can't take it any more!" This level of author care is AMAZING. Read more...