LIFE'S WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU WHEN...

John Lenon sang “Life’s what happens to you when you are busy making other plans” in a song he wrote called Beautiful Boy, on his album Double Fantasy - great Album by the way - and it truly is. I had just finished a session of Singing For The Brain in Aylesbury yesterday, got in my car and checked my phone messages. A long and garbled message came through from a woman/girl called Jules who told me she ran a business virtually at the top of my road, Where Inspiration Blooms, and was doing a “Bucks Xmas Press Day” which involved local businesses and a local author had just dropped out, she had googled local authors and my name came up.. would I like to take the woman’s place? Well, to be honest I hadn’t got a clue what she was talking about but on the grounds that she runs her business virtually at the end of my road I called her and said I would drop in and have a chat. Twenty minutes later I was at this place I didn’t know even existed until this time saying that I would be delighted to take part in the “event”. So there it was, I cancelled the meeting I had arranged for the following morning, moved it to Monday and found myself packing up my Betsie Valentine goods first thing this morning and setting up a little stand with the promise of press, journalists and local bloggers who would/could take an interest in my book! I couldn’t stay the entire day; it started at 12.00 and finished at 20.00 as I had agreed to go to the Bucks County Honey Show with my book that evening and had to be there for 19:00.

I met some lovely people who were in the same little room as myself and fingers crossed made some good contacts, time will tell and I even sold a book, which I didn’t expect to do at a thing like that. In fact, so surprised was I, I had to borrow a tenner from one of the girls opposite me as I hadn’t brought any money with me!

Below are some images from the day which, all in all, seemed to go quite well. Having never done anything like this before I had no idea what to expect.. watch this space! If I get some publicity with the run up to Xmas then it was a day well spent!

Below are some images from the day. I love that Betsie Valentine always brings a smile to peoples faces!

PS my husband came and gave the girl her £10 back!

Setting up the stand straight after doing the horses!

Setting up the stand straight after doing the horses!

Nobody puts Betsie in the corner…. or maybe they do!

Nobody puts Betsie in the corner…. or maybe they do!

Betsie always puts a smile on peoples faces..

Betsie always puts a smile on peoples faces..