Well The Weather Has Inspired All Sorts Of Idea’s

20130119_110305I had another encounter with Bambi’s Dad this week again he didn’t seem very impressed that I was sharing the same road and breathing the same air as he was! I have to admit he really is magnificent but I did feel more sorry for him this time than apprensive as it was the beginning of the week just as the snow had started I don’t think he appreciated the cold thick white stuff much. To be honest by Wednesday I was rather bored by the weather, the snow lasted one day and was a bit to light and fluffy it could’ve done with Manning Up to be fair and in true typical British weather style it kind of started to vanish as quickly as it appeared but today, out of nowhere it seems to have come back fighting. I left my home yesterday morning to set off for work at ten to seven and it was snowing, it was still snowing when I got home, I’m a little concerned I’m not going to be able to get out of the front door tomorrow!! It’s like Bambi’s dad stared at me so hard he’s cursed me to be snowed in!!

I guess being snowed in is a perfect excuse to find the time to finally spend some quality time IMG_0018writing. My efforts have been so sporadtic of late but today I actually wrote a whole new chapter for the sequel that I intend to slot in somewhere in the first six chapters, which I’m quite pleased with so hopefully by the end of this weekend I will be able to say I have done my first draft re-writes it’s time to let someone else have a ganders! Although with my track record of late I doubt that!

20130119_110137I have had my hands full recently with the new edition to the family, Sheldon The Puppy!! He is such a cliche, he chases his tail, he chases cars (well tries too), he’s so funny, although when we took him on his first proper walk we also discovered he does not like sheep or pigs… I’m seeing a kids book in there somewhere!! Maybe I’ll try children’s fiction after I’ve finished the sequel I have niece’s and nephew’s they could be my focus group!!!

Mother’s Day Mayhem On a Saturday????

So, So far, I’ve had no opportunity to hone my drawing skills, (what skills?!) Yesterday was spent doing Mother’s Day things (Yes on Saturday!). Myself and my sister decided we would take Mum out for lunch somewhere nice, we decided this last weekend then on Friday night I bumped in to my Mum in a Supermarket and said “You looking forward to tomorrow?”, “What’s going on tomorrow?” She replies, “Me and Rachel are taking you out for lunch” I tell her “Oh are you? First I know about it” She tells me. Now it’s the first she knows about it because it was apparently meant to be a Surprise and I’ve just let the cat out of the bag!! At what point was it discussed that it was a flaming SURPRISE!! So, yesterday morning began with me picking up the Mother’s Day bouquet of flowers, then off to the parents house where I’m instantly met with “I want a signed copy of your book for Mother’s Day”! “Well you’ll be waiting a while as I don’t even have a copy yet, this huge Bouquet will have to do”!!!

Now as I mentioned in a previous blog my sister is currently hopping around on crutches and I have to say she’s become well nifty on them!! Not only walking with them but she has found them useful to prod you with, point with, and pick her bag up off the floor with (the many uses of crutches!!).

Sat in a restaurant with Mum and Sis is like being involved in a live Catherine Tate sketch, they have the funniest banter and it just flows and rolls off their tongue, natural comedians I’m telling you! So my sisters trying negotiate a maze of tables and chairs to finally sit down at our allocated table, my mother is wondering around through the same maze of table and chairs admiring the decor in a manor a little reminiscent of Dorothy first landing in Oz going “oh this is lovely” I was waiting for her to add “Where’s the Yellow Brick road”! While simultaneously with her phone out wanting to take pictures of everything, my sister filled with embarrassment nearly falls over a chair, no wonder they sat us in a corner away from “Normal” people!!  After dinner, we dropped our mum off and then went to pick up our three year old Nephew from my Brother’s and god knows what possessed us to take a three year old to Toys R Us on a Saturday afternoon. If you didn’t think we were crazy before I’m sure you do know. In all credit to him he was very well behaved and even gave the naughty children, cute, disapproving, disgusted looks and tuts, this is until we found the Thomas the Tank Engine section where he began to gather up one of every engine and start handing them to me and my Sister, where we’re beginning to sway with nausea and panic as we notice they are £10 each!!! We were pretty calm until he’d managed to stock up about £300 worth of toy trains, before we started to negotiate!! They should get small children to negotiate huge corporate business deals! So after surviving the toy store it was back to my parents house to start building train track, which of course is never right, it’s always to curvy or there’s not enough bridges or there’s nowhere for a helicopter to land!

After my little adventure on Saturday with my three year old nephew, my sister on crutches and my mother who’s a closet comedian I was shattered, and was happy to spend my Saturday night sat in front of the TV with a nice bottle of Bordeaux whilst others partied like it was 1999 on St Patrick’s Day!

So today is reserved for quiet working and maybe some more TV!!