Words will be added later.
For now, here’s a photo essay of parts of the last two weeks, from Pembrokeshire to London, to Ennerdale and beyond, then home.
In the Natural History Museum, I signed stock for Sarah who runs the bookshop and wandered around Hope, the skeleton of the big blue whale. Love the photo below of her trying to eat a small dinosaur.
The Lost Words was shortlisted for The Waterstones Book of the Year, which was a great honour.
I spoke at the CLPE conference, about fait tales in the modern world and about culture, human and non-human.
Then we headed northwards.
At Audrey’s we met Whisper and Tyger who like to snuggle up in the dog bed. Audrey’s house is full of the most beautiful things. So good to see her and Brain and Tom, and Jack and Flora too.
Next we moved on to Loweswater, and I left a stone in a tree. Still there at the moment. Not at Loweswater, if you are thinking of looking, but nearby.
I was in the Lake District to work at Ennerdale School. Such a brilliant small school in a most beautiful place where magic happens. We met The Owl Lady in the woods. Where she came from nobody knew, but is was beautiful.