Well, my resolve to write a fortnightly blog has failed miserably and I apologise for going AWOL. How many times have you heard that?!
This week is one of celebrations.
On Saturday 12th May, it was William Earl's 103rd Birthday.
In case you have not met William before, he is the hero of Blood and Bandages and we became close friends during the seven long years it took to research and write the book.
William celebrated at home with a glass or two of champagne in the company of his wife Judith, family and friends. I called from Singapore and treated him to my best operatic rendition of Happy Birthday. He listened patiently. We're looking forward to meeting up again when Richard, Tom and I return home in July. William and I will definately squeeze in a belated birthday trip to our favourite fish and chip shop but then we'll return to the serious business of promoting our book.
God willing, William will join me for a book signing at the Imperial War Museum in London on 20th July and in the Author's Pavilion at the War and Peace Revival in Paddock Wood on 27th-28th July. War and Peace is a huge five day celebration of military history and WW2 lifestyle. Imagine Goodwood Revival with tanks and trenches.
I went on my own last year.