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Busy weekend

I’m thrilled that I have ordered my “Business Cards”. Although they are promotional cards for my book, so not really business cards, but I suppose they do the same job. I hope I will be just as thrilled when they arrive.

Proofreading is mostly done, but I have a blank page to fill, so I’m considering options. I have plenty of material but I’m also mid-way through a few compositions which might do very nicely. I can’t really decide until they are finished. I was hoping to get a proof copy printed by the end of June – we have a family event on 26th and it would be nice to have it to “show and tease”. But that might not happen. I should have the cards though – that will be fun to give.

I’m giving serious thought to other marketing tools now and preparing my “Bio” and script. I have to put something on the back page, and a photo. Well I won’t be using my new passport photo, that’s certain. That snap made me even more aware of the importance of smiling, or at least showing some expression. The blank look required for passport pics is never a good look.

Helped to dig out an old conifer from the garden. We will both be aching (more than usual) tomorrow, but we have two more shrubs to dig out. Looks like we just got the tools away in time for the next downpour. Not quite the weather for a Summer Punch Cup, but I’ll have one anyway (another one!)

Staycation day 15

Whoa! Where did that two weeks go?

Had some busy days, family days, lazy days and a birthday! Had a windy day at the seaside, stayed in an awful B&B and came home a day early.

Finished a poem and wrote another which will go in the book. Edited a couple of others and found one that needs two extra lines. I think I have resolved most of the illustration issues.

Moving on to proofreading now, and questioning dodgy words/grammar.

Marketing next! Hey Ho! Move along there!



Staycation day 03

Today was a day for us oldies to go walkies. We combined my wish to not travel too far with his wish to see some canal locks. So we went to Tinsley Flight. We went  from lock 10 up to the top, and back down again. It was warm and pleasant. Not much wildlife or scenery, and quite noisy, for somewhere you would expect to be calm and serene. Thats because of the proximity to the motorway. We actually walked under the Tinsley viaduct, which is a road bridge with a motorway on top. The viaduct skims right across the motorway roundabout junction and the canal.

We did see some houseboat barges but only moored up, so we didn’t see any of the locks in action. But it was a decent walk, for us.

I’ve been writing a new poem today. It’s still in draft stage, but it’s good to be writing something new instead of re-writing old stuff and editing.


Staycation day 02

Day 2 was a day of learning. Learning about WordPress and posting the plans for the next couple of weeks. Trip to The Range, good Sunday dinner and an evening dip in the hot tub. Looked at ideas for illustrating the book.

Staycation Day 01

It’s my son’s Birthday today.

We met up with him at our younger son’s home. There were about 20 of us altogether, celebrating 2 birthdays with a super barbeque and wonderful spread of salad, dips and other party food. I took my #glutenfree chipolata sausages. It was a bit windy and there were a few showers. But it was a lovely gathering, and wonderful to see our little grandaughter running about enjoying the company of her cousins. In a few weeks time she will have a new brother or sister.