The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party is the latest book from Alexander McCall Smith in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series. On Monday the book was launched world wide from Hexham and I was lucky enough to be there.Meeting the author himself ............
and getting one of the very first copies signed by him.
This was a thoroughly entertaining evening with a fascinating insight into the world of this prolific author (he describes himself as a serial novelist ). He was a wonderful speaker full of gentle good humour - I would love to be in his company for dinner - I could have listened to him all night.
And far from the wild animals of Botswana we have been out in the wide blue skies of Northumberland today and seen the first lambs of the year. This tiny little bundle was in a field at Dilston near Corbridge ...
and here are the rest of the family.
and on our way to Allendale this afternoon we stopped to say Hello to the alpacas at Lowgate who were also enjoying the sunshine.
I have started sewing with the fabric I bought last week in Edinburgh. I have made a pillowcase for the pillowcase challenge supporting the ConKerr Charity. Starting in America it aims to bring smiles to the faces of children suffering severe illness by brightening up their hospital room with a fun pillowcase. The girls at The Fat Quarters are launching it in this country to bring smiles to seriously ill children in the 4 hospices and the RVI hospital in the North East of England. Look here for more information.
Happy Quilting xx