It’s been a very judgmental, decision-making time lately. And a most enjoyable one.

Last Sunday I had the great pleasure of adjudicating the North Wales Speech and Drama Festival 2020. It was done via Zoom, of course, as everything is at the moment. But I had great fun.

The standard of work was absolutely amazing and I was blown away by the talent of the young candidates who were aged 6-16. And it was so HARD making the judgments – we had several ties! Well done to everyone concerned and a huge THANK YOU to Jennie Kennedy of Kingfisher Events for inviting me to adjudicate. Jennie used to be my drama student – and an extremely talented, hard-working one – many years ago when she was Jennie Palmer. It was so lovely to see her again even if it was only over Zoom. And we had a lovely reminisce about those years and productions we did – including Jennie breaking her ankle on stage and carrying on! A real trouper!

Earlier in the year I was invited by Lisa Roullier to be a judge on the Pen to Print Book Challenge 2019. Of course I jumped at the opportunity. The Awards Evening has had to be postponed but on Thursday 25th June the Pen to Print Online Book Awards Announcement will be taking place at intervals between 6-7pm on Facebook.

Do come along and join us if you can make it!

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