Saturday, 17 June 2017

It's that time of year again

The highlight of my year has come round again!  Working in the bookshop at the Borders Book Festival.  I've been here since Thursday morning, when we had a deluge of schoolchildren and rain, but no dampened spirits!  EVERYONE loves the BBF, staff and guest speakers alike.  And we have some stomping good speakers this year!
There are no two ways about it.  This is just the best book festival in the UK.  Apart from anything else, where else do you get a book festival in a vegetable garden?  The grounds of Harmony House in Melrose are dreamy.  Delicious scents from the flowerbeds and shrubberies and beautiful views to the hills around the town.  I just love being here!  
Judy Murray came to the bookshop, during a quiet moment, to sign a huge pile of books before she gave her talk in the evening.
 And Melvyn Bragg needed a little help with removing the microphone wiring after his talk.
This morning we have wonderful blue skies overhead and there will be hundreds of families coming to the book festival throughout the day.  I will be on my feet from nine in the morning until eleven o'clock tonight, but I wouldn't want to be anywhere else!!  

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