Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Happy 2nd birthday, PHS!

Current work: nonfic; MH duo book 2
Listening to: Seahorses, Do It Yourself
Reading: next on TBR pile

This month sees the Pink Heart Society’s second birthday - wow, that’s gone quickly!


Today is my turn to give a pressie to the little dancing guy. Now, I was thinking about giving him the brand new Radley signature handbag (which is decidedly pink - and what do you mean, guys can't have bags?), but lovely Donna Alward has beaten me to it with a bag. (Interesting, her comments about not sharing with me and Fiona Harper… mind you, I’m still the only one out of the three of us who managed to sneak in the Radley surname, with my Posh Docs trilogy. As DH put it: you named your hero after your favourite handbags? Course he wouldn’t understand. It’s a girly thing.)

So. No bag.

I should do something to do with archaeology, seeing as it’s this month that my sexy archaeologist hits the shelves in the UK (Hotly Bedded, Conveniently Wedded). Except I can’t think of anything pink to do with archaeology.

Or maybe gorgeous Spaniards, as this month my Spanish Doctor’s Love Child is in Australia and the US. (Ah. Lightbulb. That can be the question.)

Today is a Tuesday, and for me it’s the first guitar lesson of term. I know I gave the little pink guy a guitar last year, but that was a classical guitar - and musicians do like to mess about with different styles. So this year I’m giving an electric guitar to go with last year's classical… and it’s one that my daughter (who starts her own guitar lessons tomorrow) would put at the top of her birthday list.

Happy birthday, PHS!

To go in the draw to win a copy of both Hotly Bedded, Conveniently Wedded AND The Spanish Doctor's Love Child, just answer the following question in the comments: which Spanish actor do I really, really adore? (Hint: if you're stuck, scroll down a bit...)

40 comments:

Nicolette said...

Hmm, tough one, Kate! LOL! Could it be...Antonio Banderas?

Biddy said...

Oooo guitar! Kewl! I'm giving a present away at the end of the month and its going to be hard to come up with something good (should never have given him two presents last year!)

And I think it just could be Puss in Boots himself, Antonio Banderas??

Kate Walker said...

Well - duh! - I could never guess - never, ever ever.

Let me try - um - er . . .

No - no idea - none! I'll just have to pass on this one ;o)

T'other Kate

Maureen said...

Happy Birthday to the little pink guy and all the authors who join him every day. So it looks like Antonio Banderas is your choice and it's an excellent one.

Katie_S said...

Oooooh - that's a difficult one ;-) But I'm gonna take a stab in the dark at Antonio Banderas ? !

Loved the excerpt for Hotly Bedded, Conveniently Wedded - do you know when it's due out in NZ?

Cheers,
Katie

Avi J said...

Let's see, it is Antonio Banderas. lol
excellent taste if l may say so.

Gina said...

such a hottie, you favourite, Antonio Banderas

Kate Hardy said...

Nicolette - mm, wasn't it tough!

Kate Hardy said...

Biddy - yup, it was hard to think of the right pressie. As for the film - it's That Line :o)

Kate Hardy said...

Kate W - *snort* - clearly I will have to remind you next week.

Lori x said...

Didn't he do giutar playing or something in that film with Selma Hayek? He being the competition answer Antonio Banderas (obviously).

I'm probably wrong - don't tell dh but it does happen occasionaly!

Lori

Kate Hardy said...

Maureen - nice to see you here. It was a tough question, wasn't it?

Kate Hardy said...

Katie - thanks for asking: Modern Heats are usually in Aus and NZ about 2 months after they're in the UK, so it'll be out your way in November.

Kate Hardy said...

Avi J - thank you :o) He is excellent, isn't he?

Kate Hardy said...

Gina - absolutely. I'm trying to persuade the PHS to make him a Male on Monday. (So far... wobbly bottom lip... sniff...)

LJ said...

I guess it is Antonio Banderas, right ( lol)

Dina said...

Talk about eye candy, that Antonio Banderas. Did you fall for him in desperado, cause I sure did.

Nina in Ohio said...

Is there anyone else in that category besides Antonio Banderas! I can watch the Mask of Zorro over and over and over...

Here's the YouTube of our heart throb playing the guitar!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhKJ9ig7I1c

Kate Hardy said...

Lori - oh, yes, he did! (And The Mambo Kings.)

I managed to get that into a book, too - WHERE THE HEART IS, where Luke (oh blimey, I *knew* I'd had a hero called Luke before... better check this one has short hair) reminded the heroine of El Mariachi. And says so. And he calls her on it *g*

Kate Hardy said...

LJ - yeah, hard one to guess *g*

Kate Hardy said...

Dina, what excellent taste you have. And the answer is... oh, yessss. (My lovely DH ended up buying me the film to shut me up.)

Kate Hardy said...

Nina - if you remove the word 'Spanish', there are a few others in that category... mostly listed on my post a couple of days ago. (But one of my fave actors of all time - whom I didn't mention in said post - is James Stewart. It's his warmth and I guess this strange sunshiny quality which makes the world feel a nicer place.)

Kate Hardy said...

PS - Nina, thank you for that YouTube link. Perfect lunchbreak :o)

Eva said...

Love the guitar, Kate, and of course Antonio Banderas is the one. You have two of my favorites: Hello Kitty and Zorro! :)

Lisa said...

You really know how to pick kate, Antonio Banderas is really a looker. The PHS is really missing out on a lot by not choosing him, lets protest (lol)

Rebekah E. said...

Is it Antonio Banderas?

Lou Gagliardi said...

that would be Antonio Banderas..darn my waking up late. lol!

Jane said...

Hello Kate,
You adore Antonio Banderas. I loved him in the Zorro movies.

Marilyn Shoemaker said...

I adore Antonio Banderas as well. And if you're really interested in the Northern Lights, the company I work for do a tour to the famed Chena Hot Springs in Fairbanks, Alaska. Happy B-day Pink!

robynl said...

Antonio Banderas; he's the one!!

Kate Hardy said...

Eva - thank you. You have excellent taste :o) (The Zorro pic is the one anove my desk. Just lovely.)

Kate Hardy said...

Lisa - great idea! Let's protest... or maybe I'm just not offering enough chocolate to Trish and co. I will try again when I see some of them next week... ;o)

Kate Hardy said...

Rebekah - :o)

Kate Hardy said...

Lou - don't worry, I know there are time differences and the comp is still open

Kate Hardy said...

Marilyn - oh, now there's an idea. (And I have yet to tell my ed that the idea I originally pitched has morphed a bit...)

Kate Hardy said...

Robyn - you got it :o)

Anonymous said...

Its Antonio Banderas. kate l love the back cover description for the Spanish doctor, book.

Kimmy

Lily said...

Antonio Banderas.
I never know how many hours to add to get the UK time!

Kate Hardy said...

Kimmy - thanks for the compliment :o)

Kate Hardy said...

Lily - I'm never sure, either, because I know the US covers several time zones. I tend to base it on the UK being 12 hours behind Australia, and 8 hours in front of the US.