It’s hard to believe that it’s been a week and a half since I took this photo:
Toothless and I set out for London and the adventures of WorldCon.
And we made it! But alas, our luggage did not.
Two days later we were reunited…
…thank goodness, because then I got to meet Scott Lynch, and it would have been really unfortunate if I smelled like dirty laundry.
While in London, my amazing editor Miriam and I went to the Harry Potter studio tour! And it was pretty much a religious experience.
After many long days and late nights and wonderful people, it was time to set out for Edinburgh, my home for the next year. Mum flew in to help with the move (isn’t she the best?) and we set out on the magical train ride north.
We got to the flat, which is in an adorable area of New Town (in the first day I made friends with a very old lady while taking out trash, a rescued greyhound in an art shop, and the woman who sold me a piece of chocolate cake, and all of them welcomed me to the neighborhood).
But as welcoming as everyone was, my room itself needed some serious work…
And mum and I had only three days to turn the above into a homey nest of zen and creativity. So we set to work. And after trips to IKEA, H+M, Marks and Spencers, Jenner’s, BHS, a dozen small shops and a LOT of tea, the Edinburgh bedroom was born!
I’m planning to do an actual vlog in the next few days with a little tour of the flat and the neighborhood, as I’ve promised to keep my friends, family, and about half the internet appraised 😉
In the meantime, my new room…