Last weekend I was at Latitude Festival doing a bunch of beetle filled events.
Sam (my partner in crime) and I arrived nice and early on the Thursday, so that we could get our wristbands, pitch our tent and scope out the festival site.
On Friday I had a blast teaching children how to write their own story about beetles, and talking about my own beetle-y stories. I met some truly wonderful Beetle Girls and Beetle Boys.
On Saturday I performed a reading from Beetle Boy and fed everyone roasted insects. The children were very adventurous and most had a try, but the grown-ups were a bit more scared. It's always the way. That's why so many heroes in stories are children. Children are brave and curious.
After the events I got to hang out with a bevy of beautiful authors and meet up with a few old friends.
It was the first time I had ever been to Latitude, but I LOVED it. I will definitely coming back.
Here are some of my pictures from the weekend.