St Peter's is not far from Norwood - really just down Osmond Terrace. The library has recently undergone a complete renovation and is absolutely stunning. A very sympathetic restoration of the old building incorporated with dramatic modern finishes. My workshop took place in what used to be a hall but is a much swisher venue now. Alle and I met with Debi and got everything set up. The only small difficulty was a lack of white board, which I find invaluable when teaching and demonstrating writing techniques. Some butcher's paper and pens provided a work around solution.
The students arrived eager to get on with it. There were five boys and ten girls ranging in age from about 8-13. As soon as we began it was obvious there were a few very creative thinkers and I really enjoyed the time with them. Two hours flashed by.
I'm sure that I'll see her again - the coffee was great.
So last night I spent quite a lot of time thinking about the manuscript, researching some more Japanese quirks and customs and planning my work for Thursday. I also made some updates to my website and found that the cover for Alice-Miranda In New York was already on the Random House UK site in anticipation of it's April 2014 release.
Thursday morning and it's bright and sunny - and very windy. Last night the rain was intermittently torrential, but the Burrow is very warm and cosy.
Today I need to make serious progress on the manuscript if I want to have any chance of finishing it by the end of next week - and getting Clementine Rose done too.
So, back to the post after many hours at the computer. Good progress - and fun research. Looking forward to Ian arriving tomorrow.