I have just back from a great book festival in southern Ireland - Listowel Writers' Week. It was terrific fun. The whole town was buzzing and everyone was so friendly. I did a radio interview in a pub! Well, that was a first time for me! (I don't mean first time in a pub, I mean first time for a radio interview in a pub - normally it all takes place in a sound proof booth.) The pub was packed with people. Many of them were locals but there were several other writers there and lots of musicians too. I felt highly honoured to be amongst them all. Every time the musicians took to performing everyone would start tapping their feet, clapping and whooping - it was great. I have to say it was pretty much the nicest and most interesting festival I have been to. My hotel was right out by the sea and I have posted two photos below to show you the view from my room when I got up in the morning and another that shows the evening sunset, when I was walking on the beach. It was all shades of grey and in the darkening light the sun was splitting the clouds and coming through in rays, making the waves dance with sparkles. Magic! Fabulous beach too, a good two miles long, if not longer. Can't wait to go back there! Thank you, Listowel!