On Saturday 1st April, my sister and I went to see children’s author Jenny Nimmo talk about her books. The event was part of Cardiff Children’s Lit Fest, an annual festival where loads of authors come to the Welsh capital to give talks and workshops. I haven’t read any of Jenny Nimmo’s books, but my sister really likes her book The Snow Spider. And who am I to turn down a book event?! Tickets were only £4 and it was being held at the beautiful Cardiff Castle, so I couldn’t say no!
The morning of the event was kind of crazy. I wasn’t planning on getting up early (it was a Saturday, who gets up early on a Saturday if they don’t have to?!), but the postman knocked and gave us a huge parcel with my name on it. I was so confused – I wasn’t expecting anything. It turned out to be a collection of 5 books by Jenny Nimmo, and there was a note to say I’d won a competition. I didn’t even know I’d entered any competition, but I assume it was open to anyone who bought tickets for the event!