Friday, December 4, 2009

On the Mudflats with Margaret

Last week Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson visited the west coast and Tofino to promote their new books. The event was very well attended and quite fun. The FH was asked to introduce Graeme Gibson and he did very well, despite being incredibly nervous. He work on it for a week and had a lot of questions prepared, which, unfortunately, he didn't get an opportunity to ask on stage.

The presentations by both authors were thought-provoking and, at times, very funny (particularly Atwood). Greg, over at View from The Greg summarized the event well here. There was an article in The Westerly yesterday and even Ms. Atwood posted some pics from her trip on her Year of the Flood blog.

I made both daughters attend. Daughter A was attentive, but Daughter P a bit less so. Still, I told her that it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience and perhaps (perhaps) one day she can say, "When I was twelve, ...". Bob and I, with our friend Peter, also had a once-in-a-lifetime treat when we were asked to take the couple out birding. We had a lovely time on the mudflats talking about birds, predators, mud, the environment, even butter tarts.

(Thanks Jen from Sobo. They were delicious.)

It was a very enjoyable and memorable morning.

Despite how it looks, she is not recoiling from the eelgrass I'm holding. She was very interested and engaged in everything we talked about.

1 comment:

  1. Ooh, sliming with the stars. Way to show 'em a Tofino good time, A.