If you would like to buy copies of any of the madaboutsnailbook range in time for Christmas, then do come along this Wednesday evening to The Maltings in Alton. We’re taking a table at the Chawton Primary School Christmas Gift Fayre from 7.00 pm to 9.30 p.m. and can sign books all in good time for the festive period.
Bob and Gary will be there, along with the usual colouring competition sheets if anyone would like to try and win a baby giant African land snail, all in time for Christmas. Most of the snail babies have gone into hibernation but you can still win one if you wish.
Our next appearance after Wednesday is at the Victorian Christmas Market in Ropley which takes place at 6.00 p.m. on Thursday 25th November, Ropley Village Hall. Do come along and see us if you can.
Spooky news indeed! Mollie from Ropley Brownies has two snails called Sarah and Brownie. They have recently laid some 197 eggs. We know this because her mother, Louise, kindly counted all of them!
This is astonishing news because her snails are only thirteen months old. African land snails do not reach adulthood until they are two years old, at which point they become old enough to breed.
We are seeking help from local snail expert, Dr. June Chatfield, who will no doubt shed some light on this rather miraculous happening!
Watch this space.
The new book for 2011 is finally well under way. This spooky Halloween mystery will be ready as soon as we are happy that it is as scary as we dare to make it.
Thank you to the wonderful Guy Nicholson who has delivered the visual for the front and back covers. Girls from Alton Convent – I will be contacting you once we’ve made one or two tweaks to it!
For those of you on the mailing list – watch out for a SPOOKY pre-Christmas delivery! Not on our mailing list and would like to be? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bye for now.