|Image: Ena Galbraith|
Visit to the Folks
I was out and about over the weekend. I was through to see my folks on Friday night and then down south to see my mate. I drive down with my pal, Mikey, who lives around the corner from my parents; so decided to kill the two birds with one stone by staying at my parents the night before.
It allowed my mother to cook some great home-cooked food from my days as a kid. We had “Cecils”, which won’t mean much to anyone outside the family, but were a firm favourite of mine growing up. They’re basically mince, onion and herbs rolled up into patties and fried, then served with mashed potatoes and beans. And they are awesome!
It’s always good to get my parents on their own. Now that I have a family of my own, and with my sisters both expanding their own families in their own ways, it’s always rather hectic when we all get together. Sometimes it’s just good to be able to sit in the calmness of my old home and chat to them as adults—the same home I used to be a brat in and get into all sorts of youthful trouble. But hey, that’s what growing up is all about, eh?
Mini Diners Meet
Saturday lunchtime and Mikey arrived at the house to collect me. We left just after 2pm and made good time to Northumberland, arriving in Craigy’s local pub about 4.30pm. He was unaware I was coming so got a nice big surprise when he clocked out of his work and arrived at the pub to find me sitting there waiting with a Guinness in hand.
We had a great night out, with lots of laughs and carrying on, Mikey going a little overboard with the VRBs and Craigy buying these ridiculous creamy bright pink shots. The aftermath of those was a picture.
Sunday was a little slower back up the road, but after a cheese omelette and chips in a Little Chef, I was back to feeling grand again.
Poetry on the Go
Over lunch on Friday, and after the day job as I travelled through to the west coast by train and bus, I continued to polish up the manuscript for LIVING LEITH. I promised myself the deadline of Sunday to have it complete and I meant it; it had to get out there to see if it’s wanted by the publisher I’ve earmarked. And I need that tick!
Well I did complete it and last night I submitted my first ever collection of poetry to a publisher. I’ve only ever submitted small batches of poems to magazines so this felt very different. With that out of the way for now, though, I can move onto working on the coffee shop book and London collection in the background.
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Peace and out!