I'm home. I still have a dog, and I also still have bees. Probably a few thousand more bees than when I left. Still have three cats. I have less of a sofa than I had before, due to the dog eating it while I was away, but it wasn't a sofa I liked much, so I can live with that.
This is a picture of the dog on his way to eat another sofa probably.
A few people wrote to ask why I hadn't said anything here about my appearance at the Hay on Wye festival in a couple of weeks, and it's because since I'd agreed to do it, the powers organising it hadn't sent me any details or information to put up here, so I didn't know when it was or what was happening. And now I've found out the details (mostly via the FoEM site) I've also learned that Event 328 -- Which is a preview screening of STARDUST followed by a Q&A with me - is, um, sold out. If you're there anyway, it might not be a bad idea to hang around and see if anyone with a ticket doesn't show up.
There seems to be an awful lot of travel in my future, now that I just want to stay home and walk the dog and write. Two college graduations (Holly's this weekend, Mike's next weekend) over the next two weeks, then the UK STARDUST trip. In addition to which, I had tea with the amazing Guillermo Del Toro yesterday in London, and... well, we'll see. But it may involve another plane journey.