Also would have loved to have seen more of lovely people like these…
Sheila Averbuch enjoys tea and scones in Anteaques. Actually this is last year's photo. I was too distracted by stray babies, show flyers and rapping scientists to remember to take a picture - doh! This year it was latte and wine in The Gilded Garden.
Christina Banach, who is all encouragement, ignores the madness that is the Royal Mile in August. (We may have just overindulged on pasta and pizza here but you need energy in this city - there are steps everywhere.)
Christina is also the last of Nicky's Debuts - so pleased that people have been enjoying this series. I've put a handy link top left and thank you, this week, to Liz and Jeannie for sharing their experiences.
Talking of handy buttons we also have one top right which is one click away to booking for this year's conference and the likes of Nick Butterworth, Melvin Burgess, Cathy Cassidy and Sally Gardner. Got a feeling it could be a good idea to book asap.
I have two more thank-yous - to Phillippa for some fab blog choices while standing in for Nick, and Kathy who again is organising the annual conference badge competition - don't know how they do it!
Coming up: don't miss Christina's debut interview on Wednesday and can you believe we have bestselling storyteller and author of the Cherub series, Robert Muchamore, on the blog tomorrow? Even if you can't believe it, we absolutely do. What a great way to kick off Story, our theme for August.
Also, I've dismissed all that annoying word and number recognition. So if you've a mind, you can now comment with abandon).
I'm off to unpack...
Have fun in the sun!