I’ve had a little time to think about what I got out of completing the A-Z Challenge so it seems like a reasonable time to evaluate the experience and decide whether I plan to take part again next year. First of all – I did it!

A-Z Challenge letter: Z – Zesty It’s the last day – we made it! I’ve enjoyed doing this challenge, and am pleased that I managed to find a topic for each letter that I thought was worth writing (and reading) about. I am in awe of those participants[…]

A-Z Challenge letter: Y – Yue       Today I would like to introduce you to another Barefoot author. Guo Yue is an acclaimed musician, playing the dizi and bawu (Chinese bamboo flute and reed pipe respectively). He currently lives in London and records for Real Word[…]

A-Z Challenge letter: X – Xanthe       She speaks like a woman spitting jewels Xanthe Gresham is a storyteller and author. She has travelled the world with her performance storytelling shows. Having grown up in the UK and studied literature at Oxford, Xanthe has spent much[…]

A-Z Challenge letter: W – Wire     I love crafty things. Certain crafty things. I need a creative outlet to keep my brain sane, but there are lots of crafty things that I just don’t have the finesse or patience or talent for. But I’m also a[…]

A-Z Challenge letter: V – Vagina Back when I was in newly qualified teacher in my first year of teaching, I took a small group of year 9 girls (and I wish I could tell you how much I loved those girls; they were fabulous) to an Amnesty International[…]