Tag Archive | "My novel"

Hot Chocolate

Sunday, January 1, 2012


Well, here we are – in 2012! I’m sure this was the year that Tomorrow’s World predicted we’d all be swanning around in white jumpsuits while robots did the grungy stuff like running the country and sorting the laundry. My big brother and I used to be glued to that programme. Of course, he has […]

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My blogging CV

Saturday, December 24, 2011


Lovely Tara at Stickyfingers and Jay from Mocha Bean Mummy spent a day last summer trying to stop a bunch of mummy bloggers giggling for long enough to make a calendar. Now they’ve asked us to run through our blogging CV if we want a copy. Well, I do want a copy, though I’m pretty […]

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Feeling pensieve …

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


One of my favourite ideas in the Harry Potter series was the pensieve, where you could syphon off thoughts and leave them swirling mysteriously in a rather beautiful stone bowl. In the novels, these were memories of significant events which helped Harry lurch on towards the final battle with his nemesis when the plot had […]

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Kindling excitment

Friday, September 16, 2011


Well, I’m in a state of major excitement today as it has finally occurred to me to put my book on Kindle. My older brother suggested this to me a year ago, and sent me links to various US authors who have, by now, bought islands in the Caribbean on the strength of their voodoo/vampire/psycho […]

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Do you have time for Me Time?

Friday, January 28, 2011


A great post by my lovely friend Linda has sparked a big debate over at Ready for Ten about ‘Me Time’. It’s something I’ve been thinking about a lot recently as I suddenly, astonishingly, seem to have rather a lot of it. There are those – probably Mr X amongst them – who think my whole […]

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Big mouth

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Well, I’ve really gone and done it now. It turns out that the paperback version of my novel isn’t, in fact, coming out until August. I know this because I emailed my publisher to say how much I liked the picture of my very own legs taken by a secret undercover photographer hiding in a […]

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High heels

Monday, January 10, 2011


A lovely surprise, just when I needed it, when I was, ahem, checking out my book’s sales on Amazon. I know it’s a bit sad, but in fact I know authors who spend a lot of time rearranging stacks in bookshops so that their own wares come out on top. At least I don’t do […]

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Identity crisis

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


It seems to be my month for moral dilemmas. No sooner have I decided to spill the beans on Jane Bennett joining my pilates class (and she wasn’t there last Friday, I hope it wasn’t something I said!) than another thorny problem rears its head. A lady from a newspaper asked to interview me about […]

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010


I love Tara’s gallery but I can’t often enter. My pictures are always rubbish, you see, and I never put photos of my children on my blog. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s great when other people post photos of their families and I absolutely love to see them, but it just doesn’t feel right for […]

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Book coming out on Friday!

Monday, March 8, 2010


OMG! I know I slightly overuse those three little letters, but this is definitely an OMG moment. My book is coming out on Friday! I had been vaguely thinking about contacting my darling agent to see when (or even if, I admit I am a terrible pessimist and publishing is a fast-moving, cut-throat and jolly […]

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