The Ilkley Literature Festival was great fun. Thank you to all those who came to see our snails and to hear our family story. We had a lovely audience who took part in the colouring competition, holding the snails, looking at them and asking questions.
I was the only person who nearly dropped a snail (on its head and from a great height!) and luckily nobody managed to fall off the stage at the Wharfeside, even if one or two of the children wanted to stay and we had to coax them off!
A massive thank you to the organisers of the Festival, to Kitty and Connor and the stewards, to Rachel who managed to track me down for another book for Ruthie, and to Lucas and Joe for winning the colouring competition. Hope you enjoy your baby giant snails.
Best wishes to you all. Hope to see you back in Ilkley some time soon!