Friday, October 18, 2013

Flow at Last

Ever since I started this book, I've been a bit frustrated that a good day's work was only 300-500 words. That's builds up quite nicely, of courses, especially with short children's stories, but I've written much faster in the past. And today I wrote just over 3,000 words. It's partly that I've finished the historical research, so I know what was happening around my protagonist, and that's a large part of the story, so it sort of flowed. I'll finish it tomorrow and re-read it on Sunday and find out if it's any good. It's already 4,400 words, so it'll probably want trimming. But I feel I've earned a glass of toffee rum.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

A First World Tragedy

Wednesday was rather sad. I had an bus excursion with people from a cruise ship which went very well. They're clarly people of superior intelligence and taste, because they laughed at all my jokes. They really enjoyed the rum distillery, too. The owner was delighted with the sales and gave me a bottle of toffee rum as a thank you. I love toffee rum!

When I got home I left my bags on the table and went to switch the computer on. There was a CRASH from the kitchen. I went in to find my bag on the floor and toffee rum pouring out of the broken bottle. WAH! So this evening I bought myself a bottle of toffee rum from my tips, and I'm drinking a glass right now.

Friday, October 11, 2013


I haven't had an outbreak of doggerel for age. There was a gentle lentil Known to her friends as Yentil But she couldn't pay the rental On her dental cavity Her parents were judgmental, 'bout eviction detrimental Turned our gentle lentil mental. Now she's an intercontinental Split pea

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Eenie, meenie, minie...

Me. choosing between flavours of Greek yoghurt in the supermarket today, "Eenie, meenie, minie, BOTH!" I can't think why I never seem to lose weight...

Monday, October 07, 2013


This morning I got a call on my mobile and went out onto the balcony where there's better coverage. Of course, there were new cobwebs, same as most mornings. Unlike most mornings, there was a huge, high-up one. I saw the spider in the centre when it was about 4" from my nose. Obviously it would have been a much worse surprise 4" later.