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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Lakeland Radio Pet Appeal 2014

Thank you to everyone at Lakeland Radio for organising this years Pet Appeal. They donated a car boot full of food for Bentham & District Pet Rescue. As chairman I was delighted to accept the general donation!

Monday, 15 December 2014

HO! HO! HO! Merry Christmas!

HO! HO! HO Laddies!

Merry Christmas from me, Peg Leg Julian! 

Rememeber, Landlubbers, although he's a Landlubber too, a book by Rob Bullock makes a wonderful Christmas present! 

(He promised that if I said this I would be in his next book!) 



Monday, 8 December 2014

Inspiring grown ups and children!

I just wanted to share a few of the things people have said to me recently. 

"You recently visited my sons school and spoke to his class. You have inspired him to become a writer!" Proud Mum.

"You are my mentor, I am looking forward to cheering you on. You are my torch light!"  Grown up writer.

 "Dear Rob, why can't you come to my school every day? You make writing fun!" Year 3 Pupil.

"Thank you for your writing tips. You inspire me so much!"  Grown up writer.

"After listening to your fantastic assembly I'm determined to finish my book! Thank you." Teacher.


Monday, 1 December 2014

Christmas in the Yorkshire Dales!

My beautiful wife, Kristen, and I had a brilliant couple of days over the weekend raising money for Bentham & District Pet Rescue at Booths Supermarket and at the Christmas Lights Switch On in Settle. We raised over £400!

Hughie the Greyhound even decided to join in the fun when he put his antlers on!

Friday, 28 November 2014

WW1 BBC Radio York interview.

Elly Fiorentini was kind enough to interview me on her BBC Radio York show yesterday afternoon. You can hear the interview for seven days by clicking on the following link;


Monday, 24 November 2014

Horsforth St Margaret's Primary School

Into the patch - war time poem by Thomas Crawford.

I recently spent two fantastic days working with Key Stage Two at the brilliant St Margaret's Primary School in Horsforth near Leeds. Year 5 pupil Thomas has sent me his poem which I think is utterly amazing, I hope you agree.  


Into the patch,

Into the field,

Where Poppies lay,

Where People kneel,

For underneath,

The deep dark grave,

There is a person,

Whom once gave...

Their life with fear,

So we could live,

These People don't take,

They only give.

So every year,

We remember these Knights,

Please look after them,

Dear Jesus Christ.


By Thomas Crawford - Year 5

St Margaret's Primary School, Horsforth