Ben’s joke.

I had a photo of a wood pigeon that I think I have used before but hubby added a joke that I must share.

” Don’t you just hate it when a bird hogs the bathroom?”

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Speaking success

This morning I gave another talk to a group of pensioners. They seemed very pleased that I was a local author and asked perceptive questions when I finished. These talks are always a joy and this one was especially good as I sold nine books. It is still a fact that people want to read about the local area, even if it is fiction and they pass the stories around a group rather than looking on line for the ebook –  but just to find people happy to take copies is a bonus. I was even pleased when a library in another part of the country accepted a donated copy of ” A Lesson for the Teacher”and actually thanked me for it!

The pantomime is almost ready for me to show it to someone who might want to use it. I’m pretty nervous about the reaction I might get but I had fun writing it, anyway.                   ( I also had fun reading it out loud and doing all the different voices but that’s another story)

Entertainment

Out three nights on the trot – a quiz on Friday, a charity bash on Saturday and folk on Sunday! Greg Harper’s session on Saturday with Stuart Coupe, Chris Denman and Nigel Ratcliffe was excellent- with a great variety of stories and songs all in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society. The, last night, we were back at Clapham and Patching Hall for the Woodies Folk Club, a fortnightly dose of live entertainment, this time with a ‘songs from films and shows’ theme. I do enjoy being able to sing along. That’s why we joined the surgery choir.

Now it’s trying to get fit time again. My new exercise class starts this afternoon. No time for writing!

Book review

I usually stick to Goodreads for my reviews but I have just finished reading Oliver Harris’s crime thriller ” Hollow Man” and, apart from the fact that the title has been used by others I found it a great read with a fascinating hero and a plot that unravelled at just the right pace to keep one wanting to know what happened next. I would not normally read this type of book but now want to continue with the series.

As to my writing, that will probably be non fiction this month. I’ll show the panto and poem to the Sea Scribes but I’m quite lacking in imagination – especially as I was told this morning I had a 19% chance of a heart attack. I still refused the statins.

Getting fitter

Well, I did it! I signed up for another exercise class. With that and changing my diet I should be able to get away with not having to take statins.

I am struggling to think of a short story for our newsletter. I’d like to write a new one rather than use an old one but I’m also near the end of a fascinating book and want to spend time with that. It is another book with a title that has been used plenty of times before and I nearly picked the wrong one to review!

I am sitting looking at a vase of daffodils hubby bought for me yesterday. I wonder if a poem would do? Yellow is such a happy colour.Happy Valentine’s Day for 14th everyone.

Changes

Advice from the Sea Scribes meant I have rewritten part of the panto and now, at 2821 words, it is ready for an outing.

I had great fun reading it aloud and trying to use different voices. Obviously, if we ever record it, there will be more people in the cast, male and female.

The other change I need to make is to get fitter. I know I promised I would exercise more but it’s snowing! What should I do? press-ups on the bedroom floor? Stop eating cheddar cheese I suppose. Hey ho.