Tomorrow. Slightly Peculiar Love Stories will be released at 5.30 p.m. New Zealand time. Due to the peculiar run-up to this event, I've not made elaborate plans for the day, or even the hour, but intend to send out a newsletter and press release, and to keep commentary flowing on Facebook and Twitter. I hope you'll join us and chip in over the hour or two following the release, and share postings with friends and fellow readers.
I was about to post a teacup here (but, still peculiarly, Blogger tells me this service is currently unavailable), with the suggestion that those who are close to a bottle, teapot or tap, will fill their glass, teacup, mug, or nightcap at the appointed hour (or shortly after, when they wake up) and raise it with a hearty cheer for Slightly Peculiar Love Stories, its talented and charming writers, and its myriad already-beloved readers.
5.30 NZ Standard Time is also (and please correct me if you think I'm wrong):
6.30 a.m. in the UK (sorry about the early wake-up, Tania)
1 p.m. in Kong Kong and Manila
2.30 a.m. in Argentina (sorry, Elena!)
11.30 p.m. in Utah (sorry, Brenda Sue!)
8 a.m. in Israel and Athens
Oh, look, now I'm allowed to post the tea/rum/hot choc/champagne cup.