This was for the fabulous launch of THE SCARECROW QUEEN by Melinda Salisbury, who is a rare and charming and staggeringly talented human. She wears excellent dresses and every time I see her I seem to drink a lot of wine. She brings a lot of joy and I am particularly excited to be working with her on FLOORED (our no-longer-secret project).
In other book things, I have recently read THE YELLOW ROOM by Jess Vallance. Jess is another favourite writing friend and I can't believe it's taken me this long to read one of her books - it's properly amazing. It's funny and creepy and very addictive. Proper miss-your-train-stop stuff.
I have just started reading IF BIRDS FLY BACK by Carlie Sorosiak, which I am falling a bit in love with, despite being only about 30 pages in.
In other activities, I went to see Cat Power at the Concorde in Brighton and it was properly wonderful. A special, lovely evening. I truly love her.
Maybe it's all these late nights, but despite this week of fun activities, I was feeling tired and sad this morning. Then, I stepped off the train and it turned into a beautiful day in London today. Sunshine and blue skies and an air of spring in the ether. Ballet shoes and a spring jacket for the first time this year. Sunglasses and my nan's old silk blouses. A black bra under a white shirt and pretending you are in Paris. Promises of outdoor lunches and flowers in bicycle baskets.
I know I have posted this song a few times over the years, but I genuinely cannot think of a better soundtrack to a sunny morning. I can feel it physically lifting my spirits every time I hear it. It was the PERFECT song to come on as I walked along the south bank today. It made me smile to myself, as it always does. I highly recommend trying it.