I have just got back from 3 gorgeous days in Edinburgh. I was lucky enough to be asked to host 2 events at the Book Festival for 3-6 year olds it was such a treat. My highlights were when a little girl gave me a stick as a present, we had fun decorating it with stars and pipe cleaners and when another little girl decided instead of decorating the bunny ears that were provided made a really cool bunny out of Belle and Boo tape, goggly eyes and cotton wool. Thank you to everyone that came and made the events so lovely.
I haven't visited Edinburgh for years and have never been at festival time, so when my publishers asked if I would like to take part I jumped at the chance. It was a little too far to travel with the twins, so Russ stayed home and looked after them and my lovely mum came with me. We saw the Military Tattoo on the Saturday night which was fun but freezing, note to self take a blanket and woolly hat next time.
I finally managed to visit the fabulous Red Door Gallery (they were the first boutique to stock my prints when I first started out on Etsy all those years ago and I have been saying I must visit for years) I spent a small fortune on their yummy products, which I must now reluctantly part with as they are gifts.
We attended a really interesting fun talk by Samantha Ellis and Rebecca Mead about female Heroines in Literature, had a yummy afternoon tea at the Waldorf Astoria
But the best thing of all was sitting for a while in the sun on a deck chair reading my book, sipping a coffee and watching the world go by....bliss.