Monday, January 21, 2008

another week

Current work: Med duo
Listening to: not decided yet – probably Corelli as I need comfort music (superstar DH cleaned my car yesterday; I think he may have taken all the CDs out and put them back in the rack).
Reading: Bittersweet Deception by Liz Fielding. Another fabulous read, especially as it was set in my part of the world and I recognised bits in the book. Bits which, in fact, I’ve used in Sold to the Highest Bidder. (And yes, I am reading a lot of Liz Fielding’s books right now. I find that when life is rough, a seriously good short romance is just what I need to put a bit of sunshine in my day. I’ve had readers say that to me about my books… and all I can say is I’m very glad that my books have helped to lift someone, the way Liz’s are helping me right now.)

Um. Nothing much to report because I’m not blogging about the two big issues in real life. Nothing much to report on the work front (and my poor ed must be as frustrated as I am). I sincerely hope that this week is much better than last week on those three fronts!

Glass half full. Righty. I had to research Greek chocolate yesterday… and as it’s about 15 years since I last visited Greece and ate chocolate, it was a bit of a trip down memory lane. Oh, and the Tooth Fairy visited our house last night. Someone got a little impatient and wobbled her wiggly tooth until it came out… and then moaned that her mouth was sore! No doubt all will be well this morning when she finds the tooth gone and the pound beneath her pillow. In my day, it was 10 pence…

Oh, yes. And I had another ‘tough go shopping’ moment yesterday, albeit from my desk. And my goodies should arrive on Wednesday. (Certain friends and style queens have been a bad influence. I bought myself a string of black pearls… and a string of lavender ones. To celebrate the shortlisting.)

And finally… Winner of the signed copy of Breakfast at Giovanni’s is Lou Gagliardi. Lou, please email me with your snailmail addy (see the first comment below as I’m trying to avoid spam!).


Kate Hardy said...

Lou - please email me with your snailmail addy so I can get the book in the post - kate(dot)hardy(at)btinternet(dot)com - replace the bits between brackets with the symbol and remove the brackets. Sorry to make it so longwinded but I've been caught before with loads and loads of spam!

Rachel said...

Big sighs of delight for the pearls. They sound fabulous! You've really earned them!
Best wishes,

India said...

Oooh Rach, they are fabulous. I've seen the picture and there was no way choosing between them was an option!!

Nice work Kate. Keep smiling... and keep shopping! xxx

Kate Hardy said...

Rach - thank you.

And you can guess who one of my bad influences was, can't you? (Waves up north to said Bad Influence *g*)

Anonymous said...

I..I..won!? This is the happiest day of my life *sniffles*

Jan Jones said...

Never mind the pearls - just pass me a square of the Greek chocolate, please.

Melissa Marsh said...

Ummm...chocolate. I just had a delicious square of Ghirardelli dark chocolate, so hopefully I'm good for the rest of the day. ;)