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I had a packed day yesterday; no day of rest for moi, put it that way. After getting up early (6am kind of early) to work on day job stuff, I gave the back garden a complete overhaul: cut the grass, binned garbage, weeded, swept, hosed, and stuck the bunnies out to play for the afternoon.
As you may already know, DIY isn’t quite my thing but I stuck my oar in and ended up sanding the ceiling and walls in the kitchen. For sanity’s sake, though, I need the house to be finished, so I rolled up my sleeves and did what I could. Sanding – the DIY Gods idea of a joke – I was white by the time I finished, and my lungs, nostrils and mouth were choc-a-block with dust. But by evening the walls and ceiling had been sanded, prepped and whitewashed ready for painting – a big step forward to the finish line.
All the while the sun blazed down and the sky scattered wispy clouds across its panoramic, the bunnies bounded about the garden from one end to the other, and my mind constantly drifted to Stella and Randolph.
I enjoyed a very nice lunch with Gail during the DIY fun and games. She made Cajun chicken baguettes with fresh coffee, which considering I hadn’t eaten since my 7am bagel, I was more than ready for when it came at two o’clock.
Later in the afternoon I finished up and dusted off, then got back to the computer to figure out how to plan the rest of my day. I figured the most important thing to do was get Baccara Burning back on the road again. Some more good progress there.
A quick shower and I made the Sunday dinner, then went back on the computer for a while. While Twittering, I came across this remarkable website: French Fry Diary. It does what it says on the tin, and browsing through the pages, I was reminded how I felt while watching Supersize Me, and why I have never eaten a McDonald’s ever since. Bogging, but one has to admire the passion – kind of.
I’ve also selected the Netbook I think I’m most likely to purchase at the moment: the Samsung NC10 in white. It has everything I need and is sturdy and reliable according to independent reviews.
This week my priorities are to get at least 10,000 words down on Baccara Burning, complete, polish and submit the short stories I have on the go, finalise the June issue of the Ranfurly Review, and I’m covering the Jean Michel Jarre gig in Glasgow for News of the World.
Lots to look forward to!