I made sure my family was all there, that there were cameras ready and that phones were on silent. Then I opened the box, took out the book and held it in my hands. Apart from the lovely weight of the thing in my hands and the smell of the paper and ink, it was quite surreal to be holding the book that I had written as though it were just a novel that I had bought at a shop.
I grinned a lot, called people close to me and shared the moment, sat and read pages of it, took pictures and put one on facebook.
A lovely day. A long time coming, but well worth it. PGFWABF.