Whatsapp

Well, I did it! I didn’t leave you but I added whatsapp to my new phone, understanding that the only people I need to have on there are friends and family.

I tried the selfie phone and ended up with a horrible picture of myself but I left it there for now. All my best pictures were taken by professional photographers. All four of the ‘Lane’ books have a photo of me on the back. I used an old one for ‘A Bend in the Lane’ as I am so white and wrinkly I don’t look so good.

Now my copies have arrived I am choosing who to send them to for a review. Last time I sent ten to Goodreads I only got one review so I won’t be doing that again!

It seems that when I ask for help I get a ‘like’ but not a comment. I wonder what I’m doing wrong. It would be nice to have a conversation, especially as twitter seems to have vanished. I can live without it. Maybe I’ll search for another picture. Diesel again!img_0318

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Should I stay or should I go?

I’m getting nagged to try facebook or whatsapp. So far I have resisted but there is so little connection on wordpress with folk from the UK that I am tempted.

I guess it’s because I haven’t a book on the go. I should get my copies from the printer on Friday and then it will be time for a marketing burst.

I’m designing invitations when I’m not messing about on ancestry. I found a relative with six siblings, all passed away, but maybe they have progeny. Is it worth looking? I don’t expect so. I’ll put my usual image on until I get a few more on my new phone.

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Android – a poem.

This week I got a new phone, smarter than the old one I own.

It has camera and apps , and google  and maps, for usage wherever I roam.

It asked me for passwords galore, goodness only knows what it will store.

I don’t like this game, It’s just not the same as the old phone I treasured before.

I could call upon all that I knew. I could message – and it would get through

The number was fine, I said it all the time and displayed it on business cards, too.

The new phone opens with a swipe, and, so far, I’ve only one gripe

The battery drops, so I turn it Off. Are these smarty phones worth all the hype?

A phone that is off is no good. It might just as well be pure wood-

But a camera – that’s swell, taking pictures as well, to post out – if only I could!

Music and Words

The Sea Scribes at the Charity Gig with local folk singers. The experiment seemed to work as those who attended said they enjoyed it. I don’t know how much exposure it gave to our writing group but we were pleased we could help the Parkinson’s Society and may do another one next year.

I hope the people who won our books in the raffle liked their prizes. There will be another of my novels out in June and I am about to plan the launch

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Charity Gig

I don’t have to find a photo from the library this time as I have one taken after our charity gig in aid of the Parkinson’s Society.

I was silly enough to let some of the Sea Scribes members who had organised the event leave the hall before I thought of having a group photo taken but I did grab some balloons and pose for this one, just to give everyone a laugh.

The singers were amazing, the readers were great and the refreshments were very welcome. I don’t know if we’ll have another one but it was a success financially with over 30 people attending and many of them asking about our books.

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More about new phone.

Well, old phone really. It is full with names and keeps cutting out. I need to swap numbers. I’ll let you know if it works but so far I’m not sure messages are getting through to me on the new one. It said I had 3 messages but I couldn’t find them, unless they were advertising stuff. I’ve tried to block that and we’ll see what happens when someone contacts me. I daren’t change over until I know how to work this one!

Charity Gig tonight and I hope I’ll have some pictures tomorrow.