Month: June 2016

Mr Mustachio, Summer and Me

MR MUSTACHIO has been a long time coming. He started as a joke with my kids, whenever they drank milk we’d call them Mr Mustachio because of their milk moustaches. One day, as we were mucking around on the kitchen floor, it hit me what a great picture book character he would make. I ran upstairs and the Mr Mustachio story started. Then, in summer 2014, the manuscript was a runner-up in the Greenhouse Funny Prize. I picked up the news at the end of a 32 mile bike ride on a windy Northumberland beach. I flicked open my email on my phone and there were two bits of news that day pinging in. One was Mr Mustachio and the Greenhouse win and one was that I’d finally been awarded my PhD and could officially use the title Dr Yasmin Finch. With life-changing news on the wind rolling in from the North Sea, I could see why the ancient celts looked for God on these shores.     Later in the autumn of 2014, when the nights had drawn …