Ellen Stafford (chicaboo25) wrote,
Ellen Stafford
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Well it was my turn to meet Pete today. Anna, Lil and I decided to set out early so we would be near the front of the queue as we didn't want to get Lil back too late. So we left Bath at 2:30pm. We got to Waterstones in Bristol at about 3:15pm and joined the queue. There was 7 people infront of us. I made the mistake of staying stood up the whole time which ended up being nearly three hours whereas Anna sat down for a lot of the time. I bought two books, one for me and one formy friend Debbie and we waited....and waited....and waited....

It is funny how strange things can happen in a queue at a book signing....firstly the people who came in behind us had come all the way from Newton Abbott in Devon and was part of some kind of "Perfect Pete" fanclub....they all had badges on, more of them appeared later. This one woman was there with her three kids and her youngest bless him couldn't hold it in and wet himself so she had to run to the toilets and back in fear she would miss Pete....the people in front of us was quite chatty....but more and more of these fans appeared and they must have had some agreement to save spaces for each other because this girl arrived about an hour before Pete arrived and I turned and looked at Anna and said I think that she is Claire who I went to school with at Stonar. I was about 14 or 15 at the time and she was my best friend but I was only there for two years because I didn't like the school....anyway eventually she opened up her book and it said "To Claire Love Petey" and so I knew then it was her....so 12 years down the line I get to say hi to her and chat about what she has been up to...it was great....anyway she is a BIG Pete fan because her book has been signed not once but 7 times by him, she had just arrived in Bristol from the Oxford signing that he was at before....she went to 7 signings! I told her about my site and she said she had seen it! It was so cool to see her again I might try and find her on the Pete site.

Lil kept herself amused in the queue by looking at books....



Anyway 5pm came and no Pete....he was stuck in traffic....he arrived at about 5:30pm and he was all hyperactive....Anna went up first and then I went up.........my book got a bit smudged, but I am so pleased to have met him....I asked him if I could have a kiss and he gave me a massive kiss!!!

Here are the pics....I look awful....Lil was crying because everyone cheered and screamed when Pete came out...my throat was sore before I left Bath....it feels like sand paper in my throat now...

Anna, Lil and Petey....




Me and Petey.....

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    Yo all! I haven't posted on here for 47 weeks!!! Anyone still around? :) My life hasn't really changed much since the last time I posted to be…

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