Write a novel, she said

I love her dearly but I think my Mother is passing on her own aspirations. She once suggested that I should write a novel. Me! A novel!! Well, if I’m honest, I have considered the idea and I do have a few plot outlines lying around. All of which contain, as it turns out, various aspects and plot twists that just happen to be very very similar to some films directed by one Alfred Hitchcock (OK, OK, they are identical). Every now and then I get an idea, scribble a few pages of opening prose, add in a few notes about character development, plot movement and the like, then forget all about it. When, usually several months later, I stumble …

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Things wot I have been done

Celebrated our eighth wedding anniversary with a meal at a Mongolian banquet.Installed dishwasher (a present from Mum and Dad from my Dad’s retiral money).Got very drunk three four times.Had NO hangovers three mornings after (alas the fourth one did materialise).Got new mobile phone. Had problems with new phone. Got new phone fixed (just about anyhoo).Started work on the new fireplace in the living room.Finished the Da Vinci Code, London Fields and some others… Yes I read some books.Sent off my Tax Return.Took some photos (!).Started planning a camping holiday in France for next year.Installed and played with WordPress.And a myriad of other little things which brought me joy but don’t need reported here (long walks, time with family etc etc). …

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*click*… is this on?

My, isn’t it a lovely day. Blue skies, a light breeze… What? Ohh yes. Hello! I’m back. Almost. That is to say I’m back here, but have not had much chance to get back there yet. I will soon though. As ever a short break means a design tweak except this time the ENTIRE site has been done. The old “Words” become “Musings” and the “Photos” take on much more importance – there’s even a “Best of” gallery for you to chuckle over. (suggestions welcomed for a better way to MAKE the galleries as snapGallery isn’t as flexible as I’d like). Now, there is a monster post brewing, mainly a link dump to be honest but I’ll cherry pick the …

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