Here are some of the daily doings of Plum and her owner.
Dear Plum, Really guests can be most thoughtless. They swan in and before you know it all the time-honoured and sacred routines go to pot. I know you wouldn't be so inconsiderate, so please do feel free to come and stay any time you like. Or perhaps we will bump into each other in Bury some time now you are a (part-time) local. Poppy and Minnie recommend a winter's walk in the Abbey Gardens, rounded off with a free biscuit at Milpets in St John's Street. love, James
Dear James,That sounds very nice. I hope we'll be up there soon.Lots of love Plum xx
Aw, love that commentary by plum and the perfect illustration to accompany it. Your work never ceases to bring a smile and wonder to my face and heart.
Thank you very much Michael. It is very cheering and encouraging to read that. xx
Dear Plum,How can they resist your expectant little face? I'm sure I couldn't....Emma, I am truly in love with your work. I have already made the necessary preparations to introduce 3 of my friends to the world according to Plum this Christmas. My copy is digital and I have it with me on my tablet - at the ready whenever I need a Plum fix. Can we look forward to another book with this year's entry?Already looking forward to your next post!Ellie and Giorgi (to a lesser degree this post, but don't worry, he'll be back!)
Dear Ellie,Thank you for your very nice comment. We are hoping that there will be another volume. Just waiting to find out, but meanwhile there is to be a sort of thoughts of Plum book, this time next year - filled with all her (stolen) wisdom and pictures by the same illustrator…Love fromEmma and Plum xx
Dear Plum,Hi--my name is Nick and my mom found your book at this place called Anthropologie, where she says they always have the best stuff (so I knew it would be great). I think we have a lot in common and could be like best buds if I didn't live in Philadelphia. My mom goes to London every chance she gets but always leaves me and my sister at home--and we don't even have a Weezie. You are one lucky duck, let me tell you! I read through your whole blog and my mom says I'm starting to obsess and I just need to CHILL THE HECK OUT ABOUT IT. When she gets like that I just tell her to go paint something (she paints like Emma) and I help by sleeping under her special glass table with all the jars and tubes. I am positive that my presence is essential to her productivity. Anyhoo, I'm mostly a Border Collie, but I have some Whippet in me so we could totally run and play and you could have ALL the sticks. Oh--one other thing: you have GOT to stop de-fluffing your toys. My sister does this and it's super annoying. Toys are for squeaking and you can't do that if you break them. I can show you how. I am just dying for your next post.Your pal in Pennsylvania,Nick (and my mom Elizabeth)
Dear Nick and Elizabeth,I am so so sorry to have taken so long to reply. Not entirely my fault. It isn't always easy to get Emma to do what I want her to do. I expect you, Nick, understand about that.Oh, we have so much in common! (Sorry, Elizabeth. I included you at the beginning but it's really Nick I'm saying all this to. I hope you won't feel too left out…) And I'm so happy to find a kindred spirit. You've got a dauber too! Aren't they just so obsessive? And boring? They work all the time. I have to spend all day thinking interesting thoughts for myself and by the end of it, I'm exhausted.I have stopped defluffing my toys - because they're all empty now. I hope I'll get some new ones for Christmas.Lots of love Plum xx
Plodding, I am sure they were having great thoughts. They look like it...