Yesterday evening I went to Ty Newydd Writers’ Centre, a beautiful house near Criccieth on the Welsh coast, which was once home to David Lloyd George.
I’d always wanted to go there, and it was wonderful to arrive on a calm and sunny evening for such a happy occasion: the launch of ‘All Shall Be Well’, an anthology of short stories published Honno over the past twenty-five years.
Accompanied, of course, by a spectacular cake to celebrate Honno’s twenty-fifth birthday, cut by my editor, Janet Thomas.
It was an inspiring evening, filled with warmth and sunshine. And the odd glass of wine. I enjoyed meeting so many people from Honno, many of whom I had worked with during the time ‘Eden’s Garden’ was taking shape, and now I can put a face to the name.
So HAPPY TWENTY-FIFTH BIRTHDAY to Honno. I came home clutching my copy of ‘All Shall Be Well’, eager to start reading and feeling incredibly privileged to be part of such a nurturing publishing house.
Here’s to the next twenty-five years!