I spent yesterday at The Warwick School in Redhill and had a brilliant but exhausting day. By the afternoon session I felt total empathy for a rather tired looking group of Yr9s. Despite it being extremely hard work, I really enjoyed the day, particularly spending lunch chatting with a group of very creative and interesting students (aspiring writers and artists). I am well known for my habit of drawing pupils and readers at my book events, but yesterday I had the tables turned on me - I had my own portrait drawn by Layla. I think it's excellent, very well observed. She didn't draw the dark shadows under my eyes though. Thank you Layla!