Friday, 20 June 2014


                                                             MY BOOK 
                              TWO ALL - ALL FOR ONE

or don' might like it though and it's not too expensive at £0.00......ah, come on, ya tight wad, it took me three flipping years.  Comes free with my good wishes (ffs - blurggg). Okay, I'll stop now.  It's started raining and I need to take the washing in anyway.


Monday, 16 June 2014

Game of Thrones

OHHHHHHWOWWWWWW - ARGGGG..................ggggggggggg - Game of Thrones is finished.  Is there any point in even being awake for the next number of months?............yes.........because I've just bought the box set of series one, and I'm going to start at the beginning again ..........ha!

Saturday, 14 June 2014

A Good Day To Die

I'm a wee, old woman (to clarify for those not personally acquainted with my good-self : 4'10, 8 and a half stone, 47 and three-quarters) so, why do I do these things?!  EVERYTHING HURTS!!!

[ "everything" is massive over-playing of the situation, yep, I'm a drama-queen - and I would have said: egg-zad-you're-ation, but I'm having a senior moment and can't even start to figure out how you spell it - normally I'd shout at my husband to tell me, but he's mellowing out to Metallica right now, and it would be harsh to disturb him (he and our lovely daughter, Ciorstaidh, are off to see them at Sonisphere in a couple of weeks btw.)]

 So, as I was saying, the following hurts: Achilles tendon, neck, finger tips and right elbow (think it's the right. Left and right.... I've never really figured out which is which or why it's important anyway when you can say things like "the one nearest the window") so, my elbow nearest the window hurts......... glad that's cleared things up. Why? OCHT!....need you ask...
..................................... come on, it was only a 14k run (14.78k) and one small (big), flower bed........ Achilles tendon is from the run, the rest is that innocuous-seeming flower bed.  I thought: I'll weed this bugger, get the "rose bed" done ( inverted commas are because I don't have a rose bed as gardeners in any other part of the country would understand it - I have a bed with stumpy, jabby things in it that produce the most fabulous blooms (tops two) in about OCTOBER?! - but they are perfect, and I mean PERFECT - too weird...); and the bed of a mad mixture of things (inc. an apple tree, many aqualegia, a very odd primula, and a blue low-growing triffid???),  behind the house.  Nope, Bed One nearly killed me, seriously.  It has been damp and warm here and the weeds are taking the pi.....micky.  Sooooo knackkkkkkered.

So, that's the news in brief - apart from getting the whole first section of my sequel plotted yesterday - oh, yes, I so did !!! see picture :)
Don't look too closely - SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!!! and don't be put off by the large blank section - it's the bones at the beginning that matters.

Tune: Green Day " Jesus of Suburbia"

Wednesday, 11 June 2014


The thing is....I've got my gardening mojo back - which is great for the garden....not so good for the writing.  It's not that I'm not, more that.... okay, I'm lying, I'm not, not really properly. The thing is the weather is really nice just now and I hardly touched the old flower beds last year as I was too busy waiting to become a famous writer and assuming the next book was just waiting to happen, getting frustrated as hell when it didn't etc etc.

So, I'm just going to go with the flow.  I'll write when I feel like it, garden when I feel like it, lie around reading when I feel like it and blog when I feel like it.  I will not continue to beat myself up for not doing any of the above when I should be (well, can't say I ever stopped reading, apart from when I couldn't concentrate for staring at the punctuation and trying to figure it out).

To Sam, if you still read this, and anyone else out there who enjoyed Two All - sorry I haven't provided a sequel sooner.  I thought I would have by now too, but considering how long Two All was buzzing about in the back of my head before I actually sat down to write it, I suppose I shouldn't be surprised.  It's there though, almost complete in my head. I just need my writing mojo back - it'll come. Heck, I'll need to save up for the proofreaders anyway!!

Speak to you soon.  Will try to be a tad more amusing next time.
Big Dxx