I love May! I love May! I can't say it enough.
May has always signalled new beginnings to me: It's the month I first moved to Montreal to start my first 'real' job after graduating from my Masters; the month I came to London. And now, it's the month where two amazing things have happened. I'll ration the good news for maximum impact (and annoyance, I'm sure).
So today is Good News Bit Number One:
I have a book being published!
24 Hours: London, an hour-by-hour listing to all the cool and crazy things there are to do in this city, is set to be released in the UK in August 2009 - with other parts around the world to (hopefully) follow! If you're in the UK, you can pre-order your copy through that behemoth beginning with A that I shall not mention for fear of annoying independent booksellers.
I kept it quiet in case something went awry, but now that the copy is laid out, the cover designed and it's 'pre-orderable', it might just be safe. The book was a ton of fun to write and research and it totally rekindled my love for the city. It is indeed a great place to live.
A few of the cool things in the book:
- London's ecological dance club, where the lights are powered by the movement of dancers on the dance-floor.
- The Kniterati, a monthly knitting book group.
- Colin Firth's coffee shop.
- An artists' collection funded by KLF with the money didn't burn (literally!).
- A 24-hour beigel shop once frequented by Mick Jagger.
-Ghost theatres, ghost hunting, and ghost stations.
And oh, so much more!
If you or someone you know is coming to London... well, you know what to do!