Tag: Non book-related


This is nothing to do with books or writing, but it’s just something that I’ve been curious about. Last night, as I was waiting for Journeyman to start (another time travel thing – I’m already invoking the BTTF clause, as the season finale next week looks fraught with confusion and time travel anomalies) there were… Read more »

Pet Rules

This is the ‘funny’ I was emailed – it’s meant to be a joke, but I think it may be true!!! Dear Dogs and Cats, The dishes with the paw print are yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Please note, placing a paw print in the middle… Read more »

Silence is golden???

Or is it? I’ve finally succumbed to the throat thingy that my husband had throughout Christmas. I admit to thinking he was exaggerating at the time, but I may have been wrong. OK, I was wrong, as it’s very unpleasant. I thought I was a fairly quiet person, but it turns out I relied on… Read more »

Seven things

I was kindly sent this by a lovely lady I met on a book-related website and had the pleasure of meeting in person last year. The idea is to release seven random or weird facts about myself into the blogosphere (I’ve refrained from using the word ‘interesting’ as it really doesn’t apply here). It was… Read more »

#What A Night!

It may be early January ’08, not late December, back in ’63, but what a night. Maybe I’m getting old, but I question the merit of entertaining between the hours of 11.30pm and somewhere in the region of 3am, when you live in a terraced house with paper-thin walls. I’m trying my very best to… Read more »

2007, A Mulled Whine!

I thought I’d end the year with reflection on the past twelve months. As Dickens wrote, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” I couldn’t put that any better myself. I thought I’d mention the bad things first (ie the ‘whine’ in my poorly punned post title), and end on… Read more »

Merry Christmas, Everyone!

It’s a few days early, but I wanted to wish everyone who takes the time to read this blog a very merry Christmas and a healthy, happy New Year. I’m grateful to each person who has bought a copy of my book, contacted me or helped me in any way. I am genuinely grateful to… Read more »


Ok, strange title, but fans of Ugly Betty may know that ‘quack’ signifies that I’m about to make some excuses… NaNoWriMo? NoNoWriMo, in my case. I promise you, it isn’t because the ideas aren’t there, but I’ve been feeling a bit rough and can’t seem to motivate myself. There are other factors which are affecting… Read more »

#Neighbours, everybody needs good neighbours#

I had no intention of blogging tonight, but the neighbours are having people over and the music is really, really loud: I needed a distraction, as I certainly can’t get the sleep I desperately need!!! No-one I know is on Facebook at the moment, so I just checked my email account, and received a small… Read more »

Older but wiser…

The former, rather than the latter, I think. Just a quick thank you for all the birthday cards and messages. xx