It seems that every time I go to blog on this site, I want to write about something unexpected. Bear with me while I tell you about a visit to the Post Office . . .
As we each withdrew money he mentioned that there were more books in the café. We walked across the hall in all its elegance (which I had scarcely noticed on the way in) and into a large room displaying menus full of interesting mouth-waters, with the very definite added bonus of shelves full of up-to-date fiction. We wished there were sofas to sit on to complete the image of us lazing about reading all these wondrous containers of scarcely imagined worlds and characters.
For some reason we went back into the tiled hall and up inviting stairs and there it was - a room with all sorts of books plus comfy sofas and even window seats. Unfortunately, we didn't have time for more than browsing, but this unexpected discovery of a place of stories and wondrous tales started our writerly weekend off brilliantly.
And . . .
One other surprise; on the next floor up is a youth hostel. I think we might be booking at least one night there next year. I think they let oldies in these days, don't they?
Is there a moral to this story? Perhaps 'Don't judge a Post Office by its counter'? I can't use the 'book and cover' one, because I am just about to reveal the cover of my next book which I hope will be read, one day, by someone in a place as special as the Post Office in Kettlewell.
Annie Try (Angela Hobday) writes the 'Dr Mike Lewis' Stories. The second in the series 'Out of Silence' will be out in September 2017, published by Instant Apostle. The stories are tales of discovery for the clients of Dr Mike Lewis, Clinical Psychologist, and for Mike himself. Angela is Chair of the Association of Christian Writers and has recently retired from being a Consultant Psychologist.