Month: January 2008

The laptop is mightier than the pen…

…which is mightier than the sword. I would say that it depends on the circumstance. In an armed combat scenario, I’d far rather be wielding a rather large sword than a Bic biro. In that instance, the sword is mightier than the pen. However, should I be signing a peace treaty or something similar, then… 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 »


Hello! Firstly, I apologise to those of you who’ve emailed me and I haven’t replied: I’m right in the middle of a CFS relapse, and not online much. I feel terribly guilty about letting people down, but it can’t be helped. Here’s a mini update. That horrible day I was dreading (21st January) has passed… 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 »

Stress – not a writer's friend.

Like many people I know, I’m suffering from this 4-6 week virus that’s going around (“4-6 weeks for normal people,” said my doctor. “Probably much longer for you!”) Now hubby and I both have cold on top of that. I totally agree that stress makes you more susceptible to illness, and I’m stressing myself out… Read more »

Schlong, farewell…

…auf wiedersehen, goodbye! That’s what I’d like to say to the people who have inundated my inbox with adult-themed spam this Christmas. I don’t want a “super-sized one-eyed monster”, thank you very much! What I do like are messages from people who’ve read the book. What I would like is to hear from the people… Read more »

Happy New Year!

I hope you’re all well after the celebrations. Ours was a quiet one (until the 12.30am fireworks which were set off by neighbours at 5 min intervals, so no sleep was possible) which was spent at home, watching The IT Crowd in pyjamas (I was in the pyjamas, not the IT Crowd). Just us and… Read more »