Sunday, August 21, 2011

Astonishing things.

1. Jon Mayle has made a clock that looks just like the clock on the endpapers of The Cat and the Fiddle. For me it is strange and magical to see this 'made real'. The clock will be exhibited at The Imagine Gallery, Long Melford, Suffolk, for an exhibition themed around nursery rhymes, opening on 8th October.

2. Dropping Hannah off in town yesterday I heard someone talking about the van. It was a family on holiday. I stopped to talk before heading off shopping. The mother had made a cake based on one of the images in Tell Me a Dragon for her son's birthday. So lovely. The dragon curled around the sleeping child. I asked her to send me a picture so that I could put it here. She did.


  1. What a beautiful cake and amazing clock. How magical to see images that have sprung from your vivid imagination being brought to life by the hands of strangers! It must be a little like a singer/songwriter hearing an audience sing the words of their song, or an author sitting on a train and seeing someone nearby reading their book.
    Jane Gray

  2. Of all the beautiful things that I've seen on your blog, the clock takes the biscuit. It is stunning... What an incredible honour!