Thursday, 1 October 2009

The Icing on the Cake



I had a lovely visit to Havant. We stayed at Brookfields Hotel in Emsworth, a short walk from the sea - highly recommended.
I was fortunate in the audience for my talk at the Literary Festival. They were generous in their comments about Cut Short and probing in their questions about my experience as an author.
Lucy, the festival organiser, and Tim at Nineveh Bookshop made us feel very welcome and all in all I thoroughly enjoyed my first appearance at a literary festival in my new guise as Author.
And the icing on the cake? Here's a photo of the 'literary cake' Tim gave me as we were leaving - a cake decorated with a tiny book made out of rice paper. Almost too good to eat . . .

6 comments:

Pat said...

Cakes and all? Your cup surely runneth over:)

Leigh Russell said...

It certainly does, Pat! The cake was a lovely surprise.

Petty Witter said...

So glad things went well and what a lovely gesture the cake was - it's hearing little things like that that restores my faith in people.

Debs said...

Glad it all went so well.

I notice you said 'almost too good to eat'. Does that mean you did eat it?

Leigh Russell said...

Petty - you're so right. I'm constantly heartened by small acts of kindness - the kind comments on my blog are an example of this. I'll post about some of the help I've received soon. Before that, I've promised to post about getting published. I must start posting more! So much to say . . .

Leigh Russell said...

Debs - even in the blogosphere, a girl can't give away all her secrets!!!!