Friday, 27 May 2016

Book four update: Stalled.


It was all going so well, but the kiddiwinks started their half-term break this week, so I'm not writing as much (or as often!) as I'd like.
(Why did I ever think the baby stage was hard? They just ate, slept, and pooped, and stayed exactly where I'd put 'em. Not like now!)

I've been reduced to scribbling a few sentences while we're at the park -- in between demands for food, ice cream, band aids!

I so admire those authors who're able to publish every other month, despite having young children.

How DO they do it? Do they write at night when the babies are asleep? In the days before kids, I was a bit of night writer myself, scribbling away until the first blush of morning stained the sky.

Nowadays? Hah! I'm lucky if I can make it to 9pm!

In other news, we're off to North Wales next week - just me, my SIL, our four kids, and one small dog... in a caravan. (No husbands allowed - not that they're complaining too loudly!) But in between fun-fairs and candy floss, I'm hoping to bag a few more castles, so you can expect lots and LOTS of pictures in your newsfeeds.

Okay, I think I hear my little angels killing one another in the next room, so I'll be off.

Until next time. <3



Wednesday, 25 May 2016

From The Time Traveller's Library...

Here's the book I'm reading at the moment: A Train Through Time (book 1) by Bess McBride. It's a Victorian TT romance, and so far I'm really enjoying it.

At the time of posting, it was still available for FREE download here in the UK. 
Go on! Grab yourselves a bargain! 


Saturday, 21 May 2016

Out Of Time - Chris Farlowe

On the day I was born, this song was in the number one spot here in Blighty. (Rather appropriate, don't you think, considering what I do for a living? )

What was number one in the charts on the day YOU were born?



Tuesday, 17 May 2016

A Walk Through Witch Wood...


'Let's take our hearts for a walk in the woods & listen to the magic of old trees...'






Forget-me-nots



Wild garlic


Friday, 6 May 2016

In other news...

Our local police station has already gone, and now it looks like our local library is about to go the same way. Another vital service gone. Another easy victim on the road to cost effectiveness.

Built in 1878, Lytham library has lived through many a war and disaster,  a silent witness to the various joys and sorrows of the people who use/d her and who call/ed this little town 'home'. 

Just think, the library was already a mature 31 years old when the people of Belfast first got to work on creating the 'Titanic'!




Fast forward to 2016, and 138 years after the library first opened its doors, they're about to close for the final time. 

Bravo, LCC! Well played indeed. [/sarcasm]


"'The severity of the county council’s financial position cannot be overstated, and the ongoing cuts in central government funding combined with rising demand for our services mean the only way we can maintain the services that people rely on is to deliver them in a different way....'"

S'funny. There always seems to be money left in the kitty for another war/bailing out banks/MPs pay rises, though.

Why is it, do you think, that it's always the little folk, who end up paying for the excesses and downright incompetence of those in power? 

So what's the solution? I'll be damned if I know. Whoever we vote for, the government always gets in. Wouldn't it be great to vote for a party we actually like for a change, rather than the party we despise the least? 


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