Sitting on the beach on Captiva a month ago, little Miss Gillyflower was born, as was Lloyd, a very kind toad. Who are they? Well, they are two little creatures that I have some special plans for.
My husband and I have decided that the timing is perfect for me to wrap up my teaching career - after almost 20 years. I feel time slipping away and I have so many things to do . . . and try . . . and learn. So, here goes! This spring when I walk out of the school building, I'll also hand in my key. A teeny bit scary, but very, very exciting!
One of the projects I have in mind, is to try my hand at writing a children's book. I know a book can take a long time to publish, so I'll be practicing patience. Anyway, in all this time, I've learned a few things about children and what amuses them. Animal adventures are on many a child's list of stories they go back to again and again. A draft of the text is done and now I'm going to attempt to make the characters come to life.
The main character is Miss Gillyflower, a very young mouse, and this is my first attempt at sitting down to figure out just who she is! Her very good friend, Lloyd, is a helpful, elderly, and kind toad who will see her through some scary scrapes. So, here you go - a preview of two of the creatures I'll soon be spending a lot of time with! I have big plans for these two, since they will be involved in much more than a story!
And THAT is a hint at an entirely different matter . . .
There are other creatures in the garden, just waiting to appear.
They will be coming along soon . . .