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Friday, 30 July 2010


I might be quiet for a few days as we have grandson number one staying with us. Yesterday - just for the day we had grandson number two. And guess who tires us out the most. No 2. Two years old and lively and loud - and wonderful. No 1 is fourteen - and old enough to amuse himself. He's probably loud and noisy too when he's with his friends, but with us he's quiet and polite and has a wicked sense of humour - just like his grandad. Between the two of them my life is not worth living!!! But I wouldn't have it any other way.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010


Does anyone know how to overcome a problem I have with Microsoft Office?

After I have used Find and Replace, whenever I try to scroll through my document for other reasons it keeps jumping pages using Find again. I can’t fathom out how to knock it off without actually turning my computer off and on again.

Any help would be appreciated.

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Sitting or standing?

I read an article in the newspaper the other day stating that no one should sit down for more than six hours a day - for health reasons. And that even getting up and exercising frequently did not count. Six hours is the max!

So how about office workers? Eight hour days. How about authors? I worked ten hours yesterday. Not the norm I hasten to add, but I always work about seven hours. And even after work I sit down and watch TV - or go out for a meal and sit down. So many people have sitting down jobs.

Fortunately I can't remember what the dire consequences are - and the newspapers were collected this morning so I can't check back.

Thank goodness. Because I shall carry on doing what I've always done.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Writing analysis

I've been reading about other authors having their writing analysed to see who they write like - so I decided to give it a go myself. It was surprisingly quick. I entered a whole chapter and in seconds I was told that I write like:

James Joyce


Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Food, food, glorious food...

We went to the wedding on Sunday of the son of some very dear friends of ours. Why do I always cry at weddings? The bride looked absolutely radiant. Everything was perfect. The whole day, the food, the venue, the disco (maybe the disco was a bit loud but we stayed until the very end anyway).

We actually stayed the night at the hotel which was once some old farm buildings which have been splendidly converted into a hotel/restaurant. It's a rambling place with secret corners and a perfect place for weddings.

Yesterday we went straight from the venue to some friends for lunch who happened to live in the area. And last night we visited some other friends who we see on a fortnightly basis and usually go out with them for a meal. But we had a light buffet supper at their house instead. Thank goodness!

Today I had fresh fruit for breakfast!

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Rain, rain, go away...

After all the hot weather we've had it is now raining. Not continually, thank goodness, at least not in this part of the UK, but it's enough to keep me indoors. Enough to keep me writing without thinking that I'd like to be out there soaking up the sunshine.

I had a lovely surprise in the post today. A photo of my two year old grandson taken at the nursery he attends. He'd just had his hair cut (boo hoo, he had lovely curls) and it's very short and makes him look older. More like a boy than a baby. OK, he's not a baby any more, but I'm sure you know what I mean. He's totally gorgeous, not that I'm biased or anything like that. He lives a little too far away to see him as often as I would like, so this photo is extra special. It's already sitting in a frame on top of my bookcase.

Monday, 12 July 2010

Bought for Marriage

I was talking about holidays with a friend yesterday and she said, ‘I know who I’m going with next time.’ It didn’t sound as though she meant her husband so I kind of frowned and asked who.

‘Theo,’ she said.

It took only a couple of seconds for it dawn on me that she was talking about Theo Tsardikos in Bought For Marriage. I’d given her a copy of the Greek trio book that I mentioned here recently. And she’d fallen for Theo!

I was both amused and flattered.

Actually I fall for all of my heroes so it was good to hear that someone else had as well.

Here's the cover so that you can feast your eyes on him too.

Friday, 9 July 2010

Nicola Marsh

Nicola Marsh has a great post today on her blog in her The Write Whisper series. It's all about The Story Question. Why don't you go take a look?

Wednesday, 7 July 2010


Disaster has struck.

I've been dieting since April because I'm going to a wedding in a couple of week's time and I've bought a very close-fitting dress for the occasion. I even bought new scales when I started to diet and have been losing about a pound a week. Now the scales are refusing to work!

Last week we ate out so many times that I know I must have piled it back on - but I have no way of really knowing. I'm going to take the scales back but I can't find the receipt. I'm a hoarder where receipts are concerned, I have them dating back to the year dot. But the one I want? Nowhere in sight!

I've yet to try on the dress!

Am I a coward? Or very brave?

Monday, 5 July 2010


My DH and I have been out and about this last week or so taking advantage of our lovely weather (although it has gone much cooler today) but I have managed at least a half hour on my book each evening. So it is progressing, although somewhat slowly. Kara has lost her virginity to Blake, something she had no intention of doing. And little does she know that she's going to find herself pregnant later on in the story. I can't wait to get there. Hope I haven't given too much away? Though by the time the book's published I guess you'll have forgotten.