Just on the train my way back home to see my three boys after a fantastic trip to Waterford staying at the GORGEOUS Granville Hotel on the waterfront. First proper trip to this historic city (apart from it simply being a traffic glut on the way to/from Cork) and I loved it. The Book Centre - a buzzing bookshop in a converted cinema, where I read and was interviewed by internet sensation historical novelist Hazel Gaynor (The Girl Who Came Home - a wonderfully drawn and researched novel about The Tiatanic) was a great experience. A great crowd showed up and I got to read from Land of Dreams - which was really nice and its first public outing. Highlight was meeting the Book Centre's famous, discerning bookish manager Nellie (pictured with her here). In the morning I went to the Central Library - another great spot with sofas and a lovely social, welcoming vibe where my fab Auntie Sheila Smyth read along with other local writers. Loved every minute of my stay in what I am coming to believe might be the book-capital of Ireland? making me want to hit the road this Summer and check out a few more of Ireland's cities. All invites and suggestions welcome! And Waterford - I'll be back. Unique venues like the Book Centre need our support to keep them going.