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epic journey and friendly chaos



I will post more photos and news very soon of Saturday's brilliant Crystal Palace Children's Book Festival! But some friends came over for the afternoon and their joyfully bouncy sprogs managed to do a real jobbie on my books, toys and flat and I am still recovering, so I will put it off til tomorrow.

In the meantime, you can see the yak I drew on the train when Viviane Schwarz, my very tired, blu-tack-obsessed 7-year-old neighbour friend and I had a yak drawing session on a journey that was supposed to be fifteen minutes and turned into a three-hour voyage. (Viviane has written it up here on her ultra-addictive blog.) I didn't know Viviane very well before Saturday, but now I can confidently say that Viviane's fab and that there are few people with whom I would rather be stuck on a train and sing show tunes.


Photo of aforementioned disaster zone, before it got really messy:

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joedecie
Apr. 26th, 2009 11:17 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty sure we have the same sofa as you.
jabberworks
Apr. 27th, 2009 08:59 am (UTC)
Us and half of Britain, I am sure!
bsabo
Apr. 26th, 2009 11:51 pm (UTC)
I love the word 'sprog'! It is better than 'brattling' or 'those kids'.
jabberworks
Apr. 27th, 2009 08:59 am (UTC)
I agree! And 'sprogging' sounds so much more funny than 'having kids'.
jamie_power
Apr. 27th, 2009 12:06 am (UTC)
I love that the yak is wearing heels.
jabberworks
Apr. 27th, 2009 09:00 am (UTC)
Ha ha... they are modeled on Viviane's very lovely red shoes.
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jabberworks
Apr. 27th, 2009 09:00 am (UTC)
They're both awesome books! I just posted more photos of my neighbour friend's version today.
candygourlay
Apr. 27th, 2009 08:51 am (UTC)
love the picture of pre-chaos chaos!

i didn't get to talk to you much at crystal palace - didn't realise you had been on a three hour journey! poor you (espec poor little neighbour, who, i must say, looked jolly despite). i've got some pics up of the festival on my blog but my pics of youare on a video heh heh heh. now where will i find the time to edit it?
jabberworks
Apr. 27th, 2009 09:02 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for coming, Candy! Your group always brings so much great creative energy!

Yeah, it should have only been a fifteen minute journey, we could have walked it twice in the time, I think.

I was very sorry not to make it to the SCBWI drinks, how did they go? Hope to catch up with you soon, xx
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