Christmas book published this month
Later in November sees JoJo Gnome and the Smell of Christmas on sale as an e-book. It will be available from the amazon site from 8th November 2013. The cost of the e-book is £2.58 and it is a perfect picture book for 3-7 year olds in the build up to Christmas. Also a nice addition to have on a new smart phone, tablet or computer!
As an added bonus if you email me your book receipt from Amazon (before 24rd December 2013) I will send you back a JoJo Gnome piece of digital art (with your child’s name on it). An extra special Christmas extra!
The Gnome in Rome
For my 50th birthday I didn’t want a party but did want to go to Rome … so after 10 months of waiting I finally got my present. Was it worth waiting for , well yes! I love Scotland to bits but was happy to depart the dreich damp weather here for a few days of sunshine and warmth. So what were the highlights…
- The buildings and the colours. So many wonderful wee streets and doorways. Even the peeling doorways are charming.
- The scale of St Peter’s … makes you feel very small. Didn’t see the Sistine chapel but by the time I made it that far my legs were about falling off. My advice to anyone is a comfy pair of shoes. I may have not come back with the thighs of a Roman goddess but my feet were louping.
- How cool the Romans were… I mean literally I was sweltering (a wee pink in the face Scottish woman) and they were in their winter woolies, very stylish high winter boots and shades.
- Enjoying watching my son eating yet another pizza … 7 in 3 days (including one for breakfast). If you need a recommendation for the best pizza in Rome I know the guy who can tell you.
- Taking JoJo Gnome and his paper boat to the Trevi fountain. Fighting off the hundreds of tourists to get the perfect shot! Fun times. And no I am afraid JoJo didn’t throw the coins in the fountain… we would have taken out at least 6 gelato eating tourists doing that! Wanted to take a shot of JoJo on the Spanish steps but I am still looking for them!
JoJo’s Christmas Countdown
To celebrate the new book coming out I have designed a JoJo Gnome advent calendar which you will be able to make at home with eager young helpers. Free downloadable drawings coming soon.