I knew it was coming, but like giving birth it's still a surprise when it happens ... almost unexpected, despite weeks of anticipation. There it was, wrapped in a white envelope, just casually left on the doorstep by my postman. This creation. This book filled with all my hopes and dreams. As it happened I was multitasking with an interview from a journalist Ruth Supple from our local Northamptonshire magazine and a photo shoot of picking elderflowers for the recipe in my column for The Chronicle & Echo. ( The photos above are with kind permission from the Chronicle & Echo )
I held off opening it whilst I cooked lunch, and then sat at the table to open this creation. I was nervous. My hands shook a little as I opened the envelope. There were tears. You can hear it as it happened below.
This it the end of this journey and the start of a whole new adventure for I am now an actual author. not a soon to be one, but a a real one.