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News from Rolo – book 3 and a rosette!

rolo and card

Rolo likes this hand made card

rolo reading his fan mail

rolo reading his fan mail

dog show

dog show

manuscript of book 3 The Dragon's Pram

manuscript of book 3 The Dragon’s Pram

rolo on alert

Rolo on alert

Rolo has been working very hard to finish his 3rd book ‘The Dragon’s Pram’ and is pleased to announce it will be out in October 2015. He’s not giving you any clues just yet but watch this space :D He’s also been reading and answering a lot of fan mail from Mill Rythe Junior School and attending lots of Dog Shows. He even won a rosette for 4th best rescue dog at Mitcheldean Annual Dog Show in Gloucestershire.

dog show rosette

rolo wins a rosette

July 15, 2015 at 7:48 am Leave a comment

Rolo at Cotswold Wildlife Park

June 25, 2015 at 8:42 pm Leave a comment

Rolo visits Ragley Hall (Dog’s Trust Evesham fun day)

Rolo and I had an amazing day at Dog’s Trust Evesham’s fun day at Ragley Hall, Alcester, Worcs. Rolo met lots of new friends on two legs and 4, and lots of tail wagging went on. He also sold some books and gave paw prints! Next Sunday he’s at Bowood House, nr Calne, Wiltshire. He’s becoming tooo famous there will be no living with him :D2015-06-14 10.34.14 2015-06-14 10.50.14 2015-06-14 11.22.38 2015-06-14 11.39.18 2015-06-14 11.59.41 2015-06-14 12.01.37

June 14, 2015 at 8:12 pm Leave a comment

Rolo visits South Coast schools


Great Ballard

posing at Great Ballard

fake Rolo at PGS

fake Rolo at PGS


fake rolo at mill rythe

fake rolo at mi rythe

staunton country  park

staunton country park

staring at goats

staring at goats

I spy adventure  


tired boy

tired boy

 Rolo has had a fabulous week visiting primary schools on the South Coast. Portsmouth Grammar, Great Ballard and Mill Rythe. His books proved very popular and sometimes his stunt double made an appearance.

Staunton Country Park provided some recreation and some trees with he’s in to explore! The rhodedendrons are out and we surprised some goats! He’s tired out….but will be at Ragley Hall on Sunday 14 June 2015 for Dogs Trust Eveshams event and Sunday 21 June at Bowood Charity Dog Show.

June 12, 2015 at 6:47 pm Leave a comment

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A snippet of the sounds of the forest this morning enjoyed by Rolo and I

June 4, 2015 at 10:11 am Leave a comment

Bank holiday Bedwyn circular walk

                          Bank holiday Monday and a perfect day for a circular walk. Parking in Great Bedwyn we set off across the fields enjoying birdlife and song, crossing a field of rapeseed in full flower seeing the windmill coming into view and dropping into the pretty village of Wilton. From there across the footpath to Crofton and the cafe was open as the beam engines were in steam so really enjoyed a coffee and hot dog stop. Then all the way along the canal past the Rosie and Jim boats back to where we started at Bedwyn.

May 25, 2015 at 5:38 pm Leave a comment

Church cleaning and solitude  

   Today was my first ‘go’ at cleaning my dear little church. There is a very organised rota and some people have been cleaning the house of The Lord for years. If we all take it in turns it’s only once or twice a year. 

My usual method of housework is sweeping the room with a glance having lived overseas for 20 years but God provides dusters, polish and a Hoover. 

There is something wonderfully calming being amongst ancient cool stonework. I am slightly in awe of the beauty of the Minton tiles lit by coloured sunlight which is pouring through the stained glass window by the altar. How many worshippers have knelt at the brass communion rail? Quite a few in the last week judging by the fingerprints! I remember my mother cleaning another church in my childhood; the Mothers Union rota. She will be smiling down to see me wielding a duster.

My work is done. Mental note to self to take my trusty Ewbank for the carpet next time it’s my turn.

Time for contemplation and prayer and yes, I sweep the nave with a glance as I leave quiet as a church mouse.  

May 23, 2015 at 1:51 pm Leave a comment

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Debi Evans

Debi Evans

Rolo and free author visits

Hello, my name is Debi Evans and I am best known for co-writing The Secret Society of Dragon Protectors fantasy adventure children's books. My new book The Secret Adventures of Rolo is out on 1st March 2014. Find out more about the new book and also how to arrange a free primary school visit!

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