The local paper, radio and now BBC North television have taken an interest. Today reporter Kirsty Mitchell and cameraman John have come to film my mum and I (my sister being at work in Scotland). Of course my mum entirely upstages me; never work with children, animals . . . or grandmas.
In the afternoon we visit a local supermarket which offers an online shopping service. There's a blaze of fresh flowers as we enter the fruit and veg. department which is laid out like a pick-your-own market stall. Supermarkets usually choose fruit and veg. as their first department as it is so interactive, with all those colours, textures and familiar smells to investigate.
It's going to be some time before the online version becomes such a sensory experience.
Related LinkWillow Island Editions is the imprint that I set up to publish my own books; but I have to say that my sister's title has outsold all of my local interest titles put together.