Only on for a second as just back holidays. Not back in office until Monday morning.
But can I just say thanks to stores for ordering so well on the MW Annual and to readers for being so into it? I don’t think I’ve read a single negative thing about it, which is fantastic as all these thirteen people published for the first time. I’m really delighted with how they’ve risen to the occasion and produced stories they should be proud of. I’m certainly proud of them and the bar is set for September when we announce the characters to be used for the 2017 annual.
A huge shout-out and biggest thanks of all to both Rachael, our beloved editor, in putting all this together and in our team of Mod Volunteers under the watchful eye of Jim, who suggested this merry idea in the first place. I would genuinely have never gotten through all those submissions alone and the guys deserve a huge thanks from everyone for taking a huge amount of personal time to read through everything and for their patience and wisdom as they talked through all the stories.
V best to all,
PS Literally spent all this week in the highlands up a tree-house with the family. No electricity and just a wood stove to cook, reading by lantern after 9pm. But weirdest of all… no Internet!!!