I have to say that the last few days have been pretty stressful what with preparing our house to sell and viewing properties ourselves and putting in offers! But I managed to find time for a tranquil afternoon out with my lovely writer friend, Ruth Saberton. Ruth had just been on The Vanessa Show and she was giving me a few tips for my appearance which is going to be broadcast on Wednesday 15th June. Then we took off in her car with the roof down to enjoy the sunny June weather. Our destination was somewhere very special: Old Thatch – the one-time home of author, Enid Blyton.
It’s always a strange feeling to tread in the footsteps of a literary idol. Looking around the garden, I wondered if Enid had a favourite spot where she would sit and write.
It was Enid Blyton who first got me excited about stories and I devoured The Famous Five books. But it was obvious very early on that I was destined to write romances because I always wanted Anne to fall in love in the summer holidays!
And what an amazing experience it was to have tea and cake in Enid Blyton’s garden!
We then strolled down to the Thames where there was a family of geese with their gorgeous goslings. It was a perfect afternoon and one we’ll have to repeat again very soon!