Wednesday, 10 July 2013

A birthday message from the Children's Laureate


Believe it or not, An Awfully Big Blog Adventure is five years old today! We have a few celebratory retrospective posts lined up, and are expecting further celebratory contributions from some of the team, but to start the day we'd like to share with you this message from the wonderful Malorie Blackman, acclaimed and award-winning author and recently appointed Children's Laureate.


Happy 5th birthday, An Awfully Big Blog Adventure!  I love the blogs, the video clips, the articles, the advice.  You are regular and required reading as far as I'm concerned.  I just wish you'd been around when I first started writing, some twenty-*cough* years ago.  I know you'll go from strength to strength.

At 10.00am, we'll be remembering how it all began - but expect at least one of the team to pop by before then!   

11 comments:

David Thorpe said...

Thanks for the wonderful good wishes, Malorie, and mighty congratulations on attaining laureatehood! x

Katherine Langrish said...

Can it really be five years? I'm proud to have been there at the beginning and I agree with Malorie - The Awfully Big Blog Adventure really is required reading!
Here's to the next five!

Catherine Butler said...

Thanks for the kind words, Malorie! As Kath says, it doesn't seem like five years - time flies when you're panicking about what to write next!

Catherine Johnson said...

yes very happy birthday ABBA people. One of the very BEST blogs around, and Malorie I do love the picture! x

Sarah Salway said...

Happy fifth birthday, AABBA - one of my favourite blogs!

Lynn said...

Very happy birthday, and many thanks!

Mary Hoffman said...

Happy 5th birthday ABBA! You can all be proud of your innovative idea. We at The History Girls' blog are only two but we wouldn't exist at all without your example.

Miriam Halahmy said...

Wonderful support from you Malorie and many thanks. We all love ABBA and the great opportunity it has given is to speak out loud and proud about writing for children.

wordsintothedarkness said...

Happy Birthday ABBA - a wonderful blog, and a great milestone to have reached - congrats! x

Penny dolan said...

Belated birthday wishes to ABBA! Everyone at the authors retreat at charney manor raised a cheer for all the brilliant blogging & admin teams! Thanks for your wishes too, Malorie - and good wishes back for your even busier life.

Happy Birthday Greeting said...

Happy Birthday!

- Hazel