Cake information at the end because this note is really about celebrating and partying!
Pitt Street Poetry is a boutique publishing company in Sydney that publishes – poetry – mainly for the grown up market but with a smattering of children’s poetry (one) creeping to the list! Hooray! The more poetry the better. The head poets are John and Linsay Knight – Linsay being she who was my publisher, now retired, at Random House.
The website for PSP is unique (well at least to me it is unique). Just look at this for navigation menu:It was so lovely to be able to drop in to their office on Friday night and celebrate the second birthday of this publishing house. Yee hah! There were book launches that included Jenny Blackford’s collection of Cat poems and Mark Tredinnick’s collection for grown ups. And there were scrumptious nibbles too.
Like I mentioned … it is mainly for grown ups! But it is wonderful to be invited and to be able to celebrate such a wonderful venture!
As it is also Christmas Eve here – I thought I should add a photo of the Christmas Cake baking for 2013 – from 4 huge batches came these cakes prepared a few weeks ago that are to be delivered far and wide! The one in the blue box will be cut on Christmas Day and shared with the neighbours! The muffin sized ones that are in the covered carrier on the left have already been consumed – by the staff at Bini’s school!
and … “If you hitch your wagon to a star, be sure it’s the Star of Bethlehem.” Spencer Walton 1850-1906
More on the Carolinas later but Pam Vaughan (official photographer for the New England conference last weekend) has just sent me oodles and poodles of photos … so if you don’t want to see piccies of me in action – then look away now! There are photos of me with friends, of me panelling, photos […]