My Australia Day destination for 2015, guest of the Mid Western Regional Council was the beautiful town of Mudgee, surrounded by green paddocks and hills (yes green) and far blueish-green mountains. The venue, centre of town, was Robertson Park where I read some of my picture books to babes and mothers and dads. I loved being part of both the Australia Day Awards ceremony and the Citizenship ceremony always happy occasions. And cutting a very navy blue cake! At the end of my talk and a reading from my new Anzac novel Eventual Poppy Day which involved the Last Post being played, a man stepped out of the crowd and unasked and unscripted played the dying notes of the Last Post on his bugle. I have yet to find him and thank him! so unexpected and so moving a gesture.