this just in from #SouthAfrica, darlings


the lovely team at Bookmarks in South AFRICA just sent over some pictures and a video of who-we-are-in-RL from the trip over there when she was the International Publisher Judge for the Bookmarks [digital awards] in South Africa in Nov 2013


there’s a video of the judges here (the whole video is great but if you want to see who-we-are-in-RL with a LOT OF JETLAG but some interesting things to say, that bit starts at 06:31 mins)



at the top of the table ;-)


and doing some Thoughtful thinking with glasses-and-pashmina-and-pearls

it’s funny to see her work.

well, not funny-ha-ha but funny in a “oh, there we are” sort of a way.

mixed in with a gosh-yes-we-went-back-to-south-AFRICA

all jumbled in with a sensation of excitement at Where Next, Love?

it’s all rather Thrilling actually.

just as we’d hoped it would Be.

glorious cape town and the brilliance of @theBookmarks


a lovely, lovely, time in cape town – the work bit is (almost) over so we’ve let who-we-are-in-RL have a sleep because she did Very Well giving speeches, judging (in a good way) and everything these past few days….(and the Ladies Brunch was very moving, so glad we were asked to participate).

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so we took the grown-up camera and headed out into Cape Town (which is an Extremely Chilled of a Place to be) and enjoyed the scent of orange blossom, jasmine and some identified smokey smell which could well be the braai (bar-b-que, darlings).


this is where we’re staying (right? DIVINE!). OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

there’s nothing like a Veranda to feel drifty and pretty over breakfast coffee occasions. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

now this is Very Important – it’s the Bookery and it does really good things here in South Africa and yes, we stopped by and had a chat and a think about how to write about them perhaps for a publication…. *putsthinkingfaceon*OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

because books are Crucial to small (and bigger) people. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

the Book Lounge is nearby and we bought a slim volume of fiction (more on that later) and enjoyed a small conversation with the excellent sales staff. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

this is the outside of the Book Lounge.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

and these are photographs we took this morning before it got hot (because, of course, this is Summer below the Equator – isn’t that glorious?)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAand now we rest a little while before getting ready for the Bookmarks party which we’ve heard is Deeply glamorous (a tiny bit debauched but we’ll have escaped in an Uber long before t h a t, love ;-)