Not pin-up. (You may say that. I couldn’t possibly comment.)
As in – appearing randomly at various venues, dispensing advice, signing books, reading aloud and generally extracting the ‘travel’ from ‘travel writer’ and sharing it around.
I thought I would give it a go. There will be a story in it, even if no one turns up.
The plan is to sit behind a little desk with a sign that says ‘Questions?’ and see what happens. I’m pretty good on Sicily, Portugal, the Vikings, Spain, New Zealand, English football, the Black Death, the Lake District, 1970s’ punk, Washington DC, cuisines of the world, George Orwell, European inter-railing and general trip-planning.
Don’t ask me anything about wildlife, unless the answer is ‘bird’, ‘tree’ or ‘animal’.
Let’s see how it goes. I shall report back. The ‘here’ on the poster is the visitor centre in the North York Moors National Park, but I am available at short notice for all venues. All I require is espresso. And the little desk, I’m not carrying one of those around the country.
Image: Pop-up busker by Tee Cee, via Flickr, CC BY 2.0