Yesterday afternoon, Kaff and I went out for the day. We hadn't been anywhere for aaaaaaaaaaages, so I was super excited about the road trip. It was brilliantly sunny and a warm Spring day and we drove up the Heads of the Valleys road and dropped down over the hills into Llanfoist to have lunch with Geek-boy's parents. His mummy, June, came into Abergavenny with us and almost immediately Kaff's nose went twitchy and she led us along at a cracking pace. I knew from how frantic she was that she had either sniffed out chocolate or books. And what do you know? .... It was both!
Margaret James and Christina Courtenay, two lovely authors published by ChocLit (as you'll appreciate, Kaff loves their books) were in Waterstone's doing a book signing, and those writerly temptresses had chocolate to lure people in. It worked with Kaff! and cough I might have tucked a couple of Twirls down my jumper. Also there was another super lady we know from Twitter, Maureen Vincent-Northam, so we had a fab tweet-up. We spent the afternoon chatting and eating choc (yum!) and watching Margaret and Christina chat to people about their books and then signing them. Here's a picture of me with Margaret and Christina and the wonderful display of their books and chocs in Waterstone's Abergavenny.
Afterwards, we all went for a cup of coffee and then it was time to hot-paw it to Cardiff to meet Geek-boy off the London train. It was a really fun day and I had a smashing time out and about. I don't like to blow my own trumpet but I think I was a bit of a hit with the ladies, too...
Kaff and I have loved both of Christina's books, Trade Winds and The Scarlet Kimono and we're currently really enjoying Margaret's novel, The Silver Locket, which we're reading at the moment. In fact, we're just about to take it out into the sunny garden and read some more. Have a sunny Sunday, folks!