Blimey – book launch!

Yes, I’m still panicking. I do now have something to wear – a 1950’s sheath dress with an abstract fruit and vegetable print, plus some rather cute green leather shoes with floral buckles.

• I do have wine – donated by the awesome Ali of Barefoot Wines who is coming along to give lucky attenders at taste of California’s delicious wineries.
• I have chutney (my own) and real chutney – from the eminently tasty Emmerline Smy who is bringing her delicious relishes for folk to try.
• I have competitions: including a limerick competition to be judged by my own excellent literary agent (who, let me say, hates limericks, so this may be an ordeal for all concerned) and prizes … oh, you should see the prizes! The basket of crochet fruit, (the strawberries being but a single example), the beautiful circular strawberry bed, the honey pot …
• I have activity packs for littlies with fuzzy things and googly things and cute things and all that good stuff.
• I have (well, not yet I don’t but I know it will be there on the day) chocolate apple spice cake, made by my mother, a cook of almost unlimited talent.
• I have goody pots with seeds and sweets pens and all kinds of wonderful things inside and goody bags to take goodies home in.

And I have fear. Terrible, 2am fear. Suppose nobody turns up? Suppose too many people turn up. Suppose everything goes wrong?

So, for the last time, I promise, I’m asking you to join me to celebrate the launch of my book, “Minding My Peas and Cucumbers: Quirky Tales of Allotment Life”, 22 March 2011 18:30 – 20:30, West Blatchington Windmill, Holmes Avenue, Hove, BN3 7LE.


  1. Mark Hubbard
    17th March 2011

    I reckon it’ll go just right 😉 Easy to panic, it’s natural. Big breaths.

  2. Lauraajk
    17th March 2011

    We plan to be there, looking forward to it 🙂 Hope all goes to plan, and best of luck. Remember to enjoy it!

  3. Kay Sexton
    20th March 2011

    Mark, thank you.

    Laura, that would be lovely!

  4. Bunny
    24th March 2011

    Did anyone take any photos? I want to see that dress. It sound scrumptious.

    You did it, Hon. The Magnificient Two…

  5. Elisabeth
    27th March 2011

    Jim Murdoch sent me here, from his blog review on your book about peas and cucumbers and I’m delighted to read such a capable writer with so much personality as is evident here and there. Pleased to meet you.


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