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April with Little Alf & Hannah Russell

April with Little Alf & Hannah Russell

Hannah

28 April 2020

Little Alf

April 2020 adventures

April with Little Alf & Hannah Russell

It’s nearly the end of April and lock down continues, me and Alf have been making to most of the sunshine over the last week or so…

We are grateful to live in the Yorkshire Dales and be able to enjoy the sunshine in our back garden, have hidden path across the fields so we can get in our daily exercise. It must be so difficult for those who live in enclosed areas, flats and homes where they aren’t able to get out in to the garden or go for their daily exercise.

I have close friends working in the NHS and they are doing an amazing job across the country, it’s been great to see how everyone has stayed inside to help them and stick by the rules and step by step we are beating this horrendous virus and one day we will all be together soon.

As usual Little Alf has been causing mischief with pepper his best friend in the field, they are both still losing their winter coats, which isn’t ideal for myself as I’m actually allergic to horse hair but this year it seems a bit better, I started using some natural oils at the start of 2020 and them seem to be helping (fingers crossed!)

During lockdown we’ve been keeping spirits high on social media and focusing on the positives when we can, I have been volunteering as an NHS responder and Alf has been posting on social media his daily antics as well as getting involved in charity campaign.

It’s a crucial time for charities as they can’t host event, work in their offices or go out and fundraise, it’s all turned to media to help which is great we have modern day resources to spread the word about the amazing work they do.

During lock down I have been focusing on writing and getting the next book finished, it hasn’t been an easy task, I find time quite hard to come by now I have 6 business and 15 pets to look after, but I’ve settled down to my desk a few times with a mug of tea.

The next book will be the 9th Little Alf story, which is pretty scary and exciting to see how far we have come over the past few years, I remember selling my first 10 books in 2014 I was absolutely chuffed, now we are up in to the thousands and even the hundreds of thousands which is crazy to think about how many of you have read Little Alf’s stories and will continue to read them over the years.

As well as writing new books, my mum ‘Sharron Russell’ the very talented artist behind the Quirky cows has released a collection of Little Alf merchandise online! The collaboration has been in the making for a few months so to be able to release the piece is great. The art work can now be found on placemats and coasters. View here - https://www.quirkycows.com/product-category/little-alf/

Finally wishing that everyone stays safe, focus on the positives and check in on those who need us.

H & A XX

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