This week the ‘Ladies on Tour’ went to St James Girls School in Kensington Olympia. What an inspired, creative and curious lot these were! After I’d finished reading from Oskar and Mary-Lou had done her workshop, the students - 13 year olds - bombarded us with super-interesting questions. I ended up telling them how it was a psychic from the London College of Psychic Studies who helped me to find my passion for writing fiction. They didn’t bat an eye - but then these girls have been learning Sanskrit and meditating since they arrived at St James, so they’re already pretty good at Flexible Thinking.
In the spirit of documenting everything that we’ve eaten over the course of this tour, for lunch afterwards we went mainstream - and modest. But the worthiness of Gail’s lentil soup was counteracted by some wondrous golden truffles that we were handed out for free by the chocolatier next door. Win win.