Last Sunday I did my last shift for the Manchester Literature Festival, helping out at the Rainy City Stories panel discussion on writing about place. Jenn Ashworth, Nicholas Royle and Clare Dudman each read from their work, and then Nick chaired a discussion between the three of them about place and what it means to them as writers. That was another Top Event, and it's made me think about the way I'm using place in my WIP. I even have some notes jotted down on a card slotted into my poor, battered notebook.
I had a flu jab today, and I believe it's a legal requirement to eat Ben + Jerry's after you have an injection. So I'm going to do that now. Happy (early) Halloween, internets! And happy (two days early) birthday to my Dublin homie who's soon heading off to live in far away places and who'll be a disenfranchised homie if she doesn't stop threatening to buy me all the seriously sick-making thingummies she finds on Etsy. Dude, you know who you are.