Tuesday, 29 September 2015

All happening in Aldeburgh

I've just returned from Suffolk where I was helping the Aldeburgh Bookshop 

The idea was that people would be able to watch cookery demonstrations 

& then buy one of the lovely recipe books written by the chefs
 such as Honey & Co's 'Food From the Middle East'.

It was a great chance to meet well known restaurateurs and celebrities
such as Diana Henry, Tomasina Miers and 

Luis Troyano of BBC TV's 'The Great British Bake Off'

You could have a go at baking yourself

or sample drinks.
They even had a smoothie bike for kids.

There was much hilarity from TV cooks

attracting fascinated audiences 

who came to find the books after each demonstration.

There was a wide selection

& authors such as Jose Pizarro were happy to sign copies.

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Funnily Enough, the film location...

The book 'Funnily Enough' is largely set at my parent's house in the Cotswolds, revolving around the real life antics of my mother in 1991. Twenty-four years later she is still going strong.
Cold Caller titles
Having recently appeared in Broadchurch, playing Charlotte Rampling's ancient mother, Mum has just finished filming Cold Caller, a short film by Philip Cook, shot on location in her own garden, which was very convenient.
DAphne Neville in Cold Caller 2It is a chilling tale shot by Matt Bigwood and produced by George Collings. Mum plays Marjorie, an old lady who receives a call from a certain security expert who does not take his gloves off when he accepts a cup of tea. It is soon clear why the director wanted to use a garden with a deep lake.
Daphne Neville in Cold CallerIt has been fun following the development of this short film in the press and on Facebook.
Cold Caller being shotIt has won a number of awards:

The body is still to be found.
Cold Caller poster