Alas I need a TARDIS - my lovely publisher has put me on a festival event that weekend, so I need to promote my book rather than swapping other people's....
Aw, that's a shame, although yay for chances to promote your book!
I have the woe. Tis Max's niece's birthday the week before, and the party is bookswap day!! I am hoping to at least put in an appearance (even if it's just to throw books at you), but I'm not sure yet. Waaaaaaah.
I'm vegetarian, though not strict enough to worry about cheese. Otherwise, I'll eat just about anything that doesn't have meat or fish in it.
I can bring chocolates.
Edited at 2012-01-22 12:29 pm (UTC)
I am not bringin Alice as it is logistially too complex, so I have persuaded John to look after her for the day. I have no special food requirements and am happy to bring something if you let me know what would be most helpful.
What time were you planning on starting?
I think past experience has shown 11am to be a good arriving time.
Bringing something would be lovely. I'm not much of a baker, so if I do sandwiches and savouries and guests bring cake/biscuits etc, that would be a relief.
Sadly, I just don't think I can come - too far, too expensive, to much stress. Wah.
gluten free for me, but I can bring stuff along. Just as long as there's something non-bread based!
I will ensure the provision of non-bread based items! Although bringing things will be very welcome.
As a 'possible' who has got suddenly excited about the potential of Actually Making It for the first time - what sort of times should one foregather (and, indeed, go home)? (So that I can look at coaches/babysitting possibilities)
I was planning to stick to the tried and tested format of an 11am start, so we can have lunch. Usually at least a couple of people have transport woes, so actual swapping doesn't start until about noon.
Previously people have started to head off from 3/4pm if they have somewhere else to be, with others dawdling and chatting until 5-ish.
I really hope you can come!
I also have mobility problems, though (gods, I'm such fun to invite to things!) - how much walking is involved getting to you? I can probably try and work the underground on my own (unless I can inveigle someone else coming by coach or something to meet me at Victoria) but how far is your house from the tube station?
It's about half a mile walk from the Tube, but as I said above, I can pick you up by car from the station. Or would your coach be stopping at Golders Green by any chance? There's a fairly easy change from coach to bus there and the bus comes very close to my house!
Edited at 2012-01-23 04:07 pm (UTC)
Oh, splendid to the picking up. From what I can see, it's easiest if I take a train to Kings Cross and then the tube to Woodside Park. (My attempts on coaches were ridiculously complicated and long - it would take about 4 hours to get from Canterbury to you, which is Just Not Happening.) Or is it better to take the train to St Pancras? The tube map is thoroughly bewildering and it seems to call itself 'Kings Cross St Pancras' and I'd quite like to know which of the two railway stations is closer to the Northern Line tube station.
Hurray, it seems I can make this...which is astounding given that I had forgotten all about it!
I will bring James, almost certainly - I'll let you know if that changes. No dietary woes unless you're planning an all-banana-and-liquorice meal...