in the Sydney

you know, life is just sometimes bizarre.

i wake up at dawn to the fabulous expansive view of Darling Harbour from our apartment window. eat breakfast. have shower. make way to exhibition centre.

now i am standing here typing this at the internet cafe at the conference. behind me are many exhibitors of children's books.

there is an author in full medieval dress.

people know who i am, and ask me to sign their books. yesterday was a good day to sign books, because it was 04.05.06.

wally has just come up behind me and put his stripy hat on my head. yes. that's wally as in 'where's wally'.

oh dear. about 1000 children are following wally. time to go to work...