Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Back in April, I promoted World Circus Day by talking about circus for an hour on American internet radio. So it was nice to be rewarded with this certificate from the international circus patron, Princess Stephanie of Monaco.
Thursday, 7 August 2014
|2CVs are go!|
I like to give the characters in my stories interesting cars to drive, so the superannuated crime-fighters of the Blue Rinse Brigade chase villains in an equally aged and rickety maroon and cream Citroen 2CV.
The same car, with a pink and yellow paint job, shows up in Polka Dot Dreams.
"Do we have to wind it up before we get in?" wonders vintage-clad heroine Natty Smalls?
"No, you just have to put your feet through the floor and run," says boyfriend Matt.
There's something inherently clown-car-like about a 2CV. So it was amusing to find the plucky little French favourites feature in this year's only 24-hour endurance race, in a contest organised by the Classic 2CV Racing Club at the twisty-turny Anglesey Circuit in Wales on August 30 - 31.
|Can you see his feet?|