Come …and gone

Rollong hills, baled hay

Borders countryside through the car window on the way to the launch.

The launch of my first book has come and gone. The evening was planned, the presentation was put together, added to, tweaked and the wine, cheese and chocolate cake were bought.

Fun and games fitting projector, very large screen, assorted tables, food and drink, books and other assorted stuff deemed necessary in the car along with husband, son and myself. Husband and son did the techie stuff, the setting up, the lugging and positioning while I fluttered around.

At The Haining

Emptying the car at The Haining. Think we’ve brought everything but the kitchen sink.

A lovely warm September day had slid into a beautiful evening with the sun glinting off the little loch that The Haining overlooks.

View through window of loch.

View through the window of the room in The Haining where my book was launched.

Soon people started to arrive. We didn’t anticipate many as lots of events are competing for audiences. Not what we anticipated with schools back and most organisations not yet started up for the winter season. But we were very pleased by the turnout with a friend even making the three hour journey from Argyll to attend.

Water - a new brand?

Water as a natural resource is part of the story. Global water demand will increase by 50% by 2050. Water will be the new oil for water rich countries like Caledon in the decades to come.

Chat as people arrived, then on to readings, a quirky presentation in which I had used some of my photographs, questions, another reading and then back to the food and wine and more chat. Book signing and sales, too. Seems unbelievable.

Who is Helena

A slide from my presentation about Helena — one of my spooks.

Political chess

Helena’s spook friends won’t be found here — it’s political chess they play.

Home. Exhausted. My first published book has been launched.

Caledon edition cover