We've sent boxes and boxes of supplies for our workshops at Belcastel off to France and hopefully, we haven’t forgotten anything important. I’m not really going to know until I unpack at the other end. This time next week, we’ll be at the Chateau, no doubt wishing we spoke more French! It IS all very exciting.
We received the first advance copies of Trolls a few days ago. It’s just wonderful to actually see the book looking like a book - and looking just as we hoped it would. We hope all of you who eventually get a copy will enjoy it as much as we do. We couldn’t be happier with it! It is available for pre-order through Amazon or Signed Copies can be pre-ordered through AFA NYC.
We attended Brian’s sister Carol’s wedding in Cornwall last weekend. It was a lovely event with music and costumes and again, glorious weather. Congratulations Carol and Alan!
I really want to tell you all about the Step Out Walk for Diabetes that is going to take place on September 22nd. Toby and Sarah are going to walk for it and Toby is going to try walking three miles on stilts. I can’t imagine doing something like that but I’m personally amazingly grateful that he and Sarah want to support this. I have a personal reason for this. I’m type one diabetic - that’s the kind you usually get as a child or young person – totally dependant on insulin. I got this at a very late age - only four years ago - and I’ve been on a very steep learning curve since then, trying to adjust to an insulin routine and still carrying on working as much as I do. Actually, it’s working out really well. I’ve had absolutely wonderful care and support from my family and friends and the whole medical team who look after me. And the faeries. I know that they keep a close eye on me as well. So - that’s why this fundraising event is close to my heart. We would love any support you can give to Toby and Sarah’s team. Come and walk with them - and wear your wings! They’re called the Blood Sugar Plum Faeires and you’ll be able to purchase a tee shirt with a Brian Froud faery on it to show your support soon. I’m going to be a virtual walker. There’s more information here http://main.diabetes.org/goto/Faerie
And finally -Sneezle wanted me to show you something he’s very proud of. He says he grew these toadstools all by himself. I have my doubts about that, but I wouldn’t want to say that to him. He looks so proud and happy!
That’s all for now. The next time I write, it hopefully will be from Belcastel!