The festival starts this Monday, 3rd November. There is a varied and fascinating programme. Tickets for some events have sold out and the festival promises to be the best so far. So, to secure your place, buy your ticket! I am looking forward to meeting friends old and new at my writing workshop on Wednesday, November 5th 2.30pm at Allendale house. This will be a sparkling, crackling, fun-filled, pyrotechinic afternoon! With plenty of writing, I hope.