Today I bought three books more than I intended because the assistant became excited and animated about teen fiction, fantasy and the dearth of positive female leads in books for 7 year olds. My sister rang and I explained why I had yet to leave the shop. “Ask her if she’s called Charley” she said. I did, and she was. My sister immediately recognised her because of she displays so much enthusiasm promoting books to my nephew. Waterstones – pay that woman more!
The bloke in the music shop who restrung my ukulele also showed me how to oil a trumpet. A good day for meeting people who know their stuff and are enthusiastic.