Saturday, October 22, 2011


A relaxing day, lovely lunch and good company were on the menu yesterday for the SWWJ Essex Regional meeting at Anita Sackett's home in Chelmsford.  This was the perfect spot to meet up with other  members and friends, as this is our famous county town, so central for all.  Pictured are some of the diners.  Missing is Elizabeth Lord, the well known novelist,  but at the end of the blog, you can see a pic of her with Martina Cole, another Essex lass. This was taken a few years ago when Martina came to talk to us.

Following our gathering we all shot off to Chelmsford town to meet with our Britain's Children's current Laureate, Julia Donaldson, who was signing copies of her book The Gruffalo with scores of children queued up outside as we swept in to 'Just Imagine...' Book Centre, to take a few snaps. I love Nikki's window  Picture here of Anita Sackett, Nikki Gamble and Julia Donaldson.  Nikki is doing some wonderful work here in Chelmsford and the Centre is certainly the place to visit for children of all ages.

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