I have been away overseas, which is why I haven’t blogged for a while. We went to New York. It was fantastic. Such and amazing city. As it is November, it was cold (chilly the locals call it when it’s getting close to freezing!). The big bonus was the autumn leaves in Central Park and the northern end of Manhattan.
I also got to meet the people at my US publisher Hyperion. Here I am with Colin, who edits the US editions of my books. We are at the National Council for Teachers of English Expo where I went to sign some books.
Other highlights were going up the top of the Empire State Building at night, going to all the galleries and the Macy’s Thanksgivings Day Parade. When people said we had to go to see the balloons, I thought it sounded pretty ordinary…until I saw what they meant by balloons! Pretty impressive.