It’s been an on and off week as far as the weather is concerned. One minute we’ve had bright sunshine followed by rain and even some fog in the mix. Last Sunday, however, was a wonderful day, living up to its namesake.
It meant that Howard and I headed to the beach for burgers and doughnuts as well as a little stroll.
I can’t explain to you how lovely it’s been to go from having pretty much zero days off together to one set day every week. Sundays together mean that we actually see each other and spend more time with each other than we have in the past three years of living here.
Continue reading “Sunshine, Seagulls, & Book Progress”
It’s certainly been a busy couple of weeks. Sadly, that means I’ve barely gotten any writing in on the new books. I was aiming for a good 10k words on Lightning & Power, which I plan to release first, but I’ve only just managed half of that.
Of course, that’s from a combination of new work commitments, bank holiday disruptions, and trying to get two new front tyres for my car. The latter doesn’t sound as difficult as it has been, I admit.
However, my locking wheel nut key was badly worn – something I’d been unaware of due to not having needed to remove the tyres since the car was bought last year. This meant we physically couldn’t get the wheels off because the locks couldn’t be turned.
Continue reading “Whatever The Weather, Cars, & Cats”
This past weekend, I had my first day at my new job and, as usual, I managed to start on a day that was busier than expected. Of course, I don’t mind at all being thrown in at the deep end. Sometimes it even helps you to know what you should and should not be doing.
It’s definitely different to my last job, but I have to say that I’m already absolutely loving it.
(Also here’s a picture of the robin that visits me)
So far, the people are great to work with and the whole atmosphere is amazing. I feel so lucky that I managed to get a job at such a fantastic place.
Continue reading “New Job, Mother’s Day, Book Sales, & Birds”
I may or may not have mentioned in my last blog post that my car’s MOT was due. Well, as per usual, Pretty failed it. Sad times. She didn’t fail on much, but it was the fact that she failed on rust that has encouraged me simply to get rid of her. As Howard Bear pointed out, once I start paying for one lot of rust it will just continue.
Of course, this means it’s time to get a new run around. So I should probably introduce Alba the Almera, who is getting picked up tomorrow night.
Isn’t she quite pretty? She’s got a bit of a bigger engine so she’s a bit more costly on the tax and insurance front, but she’s also a bit roomier, which might be nice for future plans.
I’m hoping I get to keep Alba for a while, if I can.
Continue reading “Swapping Cars, Dentists, & Baby Birds”