Friday, September 25, 2009


Current work: tiny tweaks to Med (aka line edit tweaks)
Listening to: Def Leppard and Satie
Reading: Invitation to the Boss's Ball, Fiona Harper (she just gets better and better. I enjoyed the vintage clothing aspect - brought back the memories of when I was working on Strictly Legal - and the hero's conflict... well, let's just say it pressed a few buttons here as I don't want to give a spoiler. It's a lovely read)

While we were moving things about on Wednesday night, daughter came running in. ‘Mum, you need your camera! The sunset’s amazing.’

She was right. So here it is.

Carpets all finished and they look fab. Really nice to walk on, too,

Changed my car insurance (and saved £150 in the process, on like-for-like cover, which rather shocked me). It’s the first time in more than 20 years that I haven’t been insured with my ex-employer. Feels strange, but so far the new company has been lovely to deal with, efficient and prompt.

Plan for today: the new Professor Layton DS game is out in the UK today, and I promised DH and daughter that I would pony up the goods… so, tweaks and then a teensy bit of shopping. Daughter needs new school trousers (after she fell over last week and ripped a dirty great hole in one of the pairs), so I might leave it until after school. But at least now I can relax into the new book. Weird how I can never settle properly until the previous one has been put to bed - and also this week with lots of disruption...

DH has promised that I can have my books back tonight. (He's going on about how tidy our bedroom looks. Excuse me. It's ONE bookcase. I could be worse.) We may also do a research trip on Sunday; and tomorrow is school photographs. (Son doesn't get a school photograph this year - for some reason, Y8 doesn't - but the PTA has arranged a local photographer to do family pics, so I'm getting some of them together as well as one of him on his own in lieu of the school photograph I always send to grandparents/godparents/aunts and uncles.) So it's going to be a busy weekend - but a good one.


Caroline Storer said...

Have a great weekend Kate! Sounds busy! Take care. Caroline x

Lacey Devlin said...

Gorgeous sunset Kate! Just think of the things you can buy with that $150, that'll help ward off the weird feeling :D

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Kate Hardy said...

Caroline - thanks, I did! Hope yours was good, too.

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Lacey, are you suggesting I should buy a Radley handbag? Bad girl! :p

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