The sun shone, the authors and illustrators came, children laughed in the sunshine and their parents and grandparents ate cake! The Walled Garden Kid's Book Fest at Luton Hoo has a unique Secret Garden setting and attracted the top names in children's books.
We were too busy to see any talks, but were just thrilled to be there, enjoying the magical atmosphere of this unique book festival. I did manage a glimpse of the Bubble and Squeak event with Clara Vulliamy and James Mayhew which looked like lots of fun! And Guy Parker-Rees (of Giraffes Can't Dance fame!) came to enjoy our wares - see his blog post here!http://guyparkerrees.blogspot.co.uk/
One of Ruth's cakes won the prize for being first to be all sold - which was perfect as it was her birthday!
Thanks to all at Luton Hoo Walled Garden for their kind support, and the festival people for inviting us. And all of those who came and ate cake and drank tea: thank you!
Monday, 1 April 2013
We are very thrilled to be part of his wonderful Children's Book festival. There are some fantastic events taking place all designed to surprise and delight so book your tickets now before it's too late! It's on April 21st at the Walled Garden, Luton Hoo, 10am - 5pm. Starry names from the world of children's books will be telling tales and drawing pictures and celebrating books for children. Including Clara Vulliamy, Sally Gardner, Jackie Morris, Cressida Cowell and festival ambassador James Mayhew!
We will be serving our fabulous vintage teas from the Gardner's Mess - make sure you come and find us!!!
For full details, and to book tickets, visit: http://www.lhwg.org.uk/ChildrensFestival.html