We meandered around the tranquil gardens, ate delicious food at the outdoor café and experienced the most extraordinary drumming group with the backdrop of a spectacular sunset.
I even had fun exploring the gift shop, purchasing green tea, a bookmark and this little, um, er, large friend to keep me company while I work.
He’s been great company. And just yesterday, he spent the afternoon reading my new book. (Apparently, it left him smiling.)
But the best thing my new friend does is remind me of the writer’s most important mantra: B.I.C. Butt in Chair.
Hmmm. Guess it’s time to get back to work and produce sumo good children’s books!
What unusual items do you keep at your work space for inspiration?