Hello! I am at this moment sitting in the Author's Yurt at the Edinburgh Festival. It's a big tent, sort of a cross between an igloo and a tepee, where we can hang out between events. There is coffee (and wine!) on tap and they even supply freebie sandwiches.
My events are now all done. They went really well and I'm having a lovely time. It was great fun working with Peter Bently and Julia Jarman again - our sessions together were chaotic but hilarious (no real rehearsal time, as we live at opposite ends of the country).
I have been looked after really well by my publishers, who took me out for gorgeous meals the last couple of evenings (thanks guys!). I've been to a talk by Ian Rankin, and another by the wonderful Gerald Scarfe. For the first time ever, I met Simon Puttock, author of Big Bad Wolf is Good and I also sat in on the storytelling by my good friend Lydia Monks.
It's been REALLY windy and because the whole thing is done from inside tents, it feels like we could all be whisked away at any moment! It's mostly not rained in the end, but then the skies opened this morning, which of course gets rather noisy on the tent roof when you are reading stories! But the sun has just come out, so I think I will wander into town and see what is happening at the Fringe. Just got to sample another sandwich first...