I spoke to my brother Anthony this morning.
He's performing in a show at the EKKA and I asked how it was going. He said he's enjoying it. The role he's playing is fun "and I get to chase brumbies and do the things I like."
He asked what I was up to and I told him the final files for the cookbook are due to the printer on Friday. He remarked that it must be exciting and I told him that it's an 50:50 mix of terrifying and exciting.
"The best things are." he said.
"Like chasing brumbies?" I asked
"Nah, like having children."
I don't remember being this anxious about being a parent, I think I knew we'd love the end result. Making something that will go into other people's homes is different and feels much less certain.
I guess chasing brumbies only comes naturally to some.
The cookbook will be available in time for Christmas.
Pre-orders will start in September.