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I meant to blog over the weekend but it just didn’t happen. Honest guv, I had the best of intentions but got caught up in too much other stuff to squeeze it in. I’m finding my weekends becoming more and more valuable with regards my writing, so I have to make the best of what I have available.
Friday was a day I was glad to get over and done with so I could move into the weekend. I jumped onto an early train on Saturday morning and headed west to Glasgow.
I met my sister, Binny, and we went to a coffee shop in Sauchiehall Street, where we exchanged some gifts that we’ve been meaning to give to one another. I received a belated birthday present: a Truffle Shuffle t-shirt (see The Goonies) and a ticket to see Jimmy Carr in Glasgow in February (see image below). Should be a great weekend since I also have a Mogwai gig to look forward to.
From there we met the parents and after another coffee and catch up, took part in some anarchic shopping in M&S (my mother gave me into trouble for being silly), then decided to head into Yates for lunch. A plate of sausage and mash with cold pint of Tennent’s lager was duly ordered and went down a treat.
I was back home by late afternoon and spent the rest of the day working on BACCARA before tiredness got the better of me. One pizza later and a viewing of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and I was ready to call it a night.
Yesterday was mostly a day of cleaning and organising; the house, my office, my PC and my tropical aquarium, all of which badly needed to be brought back into line. I made a curry to celebrate completing all of this in a single day, a lovely chicken tikka masala with extra garlic and onion—delicious!
It’s always great to hear from people who have bought one of my books, and even better to find out they enjoyed reading it. Topping that is when someone Tweets you to a picture of him holding a new copy of the book, just after it’s been delivered to their home in Florida. Cue @MikeC66:
This week is the final week of October and I simply MUST get through my GDR plan. NaNoWriMo begins one week today and I must be ready for it, and that includes competing the second re-write of BACCARA.
There is a lot going on just now.
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