Oh. My. God. What a week! I have had barely time to breathe let alone blog. Now that we are in September my work (my real work, the one that pays the bills!) has exploded into a busy period and unfortunately I have had to prioritize (juggle) all week! Team that with the arrival on Wednesday of my first nephew, Daniel, who came bossing into the world weighing a gob smacking 9lbs 13ozs, I have been rather preoccupied. It’s been busy, but fantastic!
So Bloody Scotland was as excellent as I had anticipated. I met some amazing people (authors and fellow bloggers) and attended some great events. For me, the “Talking to the Dead” event with Scottish forensic pathologists Dr James Grieve and Dr Marjorie Turner was the most gripping . It gave an intriguing and compassionate insight into the intricate and poignant work these people do on a daily basis and I felt quite humbled hearing them talk of their real life experiences in the aftermath of a murder.
Mark Billingham and Peter Robinson were like a comedy duo and had me in stitches with their funny stories. Mark has a very sarcastic sense of humour and was only to happy to tell tales of his experiences with pretentious writers and readers alike.