Monday, November 09, 2009

forgotten words

Current work: Modern Heat (beginning of French duo, book 2)
Listening to: Eva Cassidy (hmm - this book's soundtrack appears to be jazz. Interesting...)
Reading: next on TBR

Nice weekend. Lunch out with good friends on Friday (I made sensible choices), which put me in a better mood. Saw the head when I met son from school on Friday – am very impressed that he came over to check that son was OK and hadn’t had any more hassles. (Very nice man as well as an effective leader – that’s a good combo, and I’m even more sure now that we made the right choice of school. The hassles probably would’ve happened anywhere, but they’ve been dealt with well.) Sorted out the flowers for my mum, which also helped (not commenting on the fact that my “push pot” for fresh flowers has gone missing, yet again - have bought another and written Mum's name on it with a permanent marker).

We had fireworks on Saturday night:

Today, am on the radio (BBC Radio Norfolk) at 12.15, talking about words that have dropped out of use. Lovely Graham Barnard and Karen Buchanan are the presenters, and my co-interviewee is Sarah Bower, author of ‘Needle in the Blood’.
Am also toying with the idea of changing my mobile phone (mine is several years old and the sound isn't brilliant, not to mention irritation of slow texting). Am too much of a cheapskate to buy an iPhone (as I work from home, I really only need a pay-as-you-go mobile for emergency purposes - an expensive contract would be a waste and pointless!), but I do like the idea of a touchscreen phone. If I have time today, I'll mosey in to Carphone Warehouse and see which I like more: the Samsung Tocco Lite or the LG Cookie.
In between I’m having fun with book 2 of the duo. I’m really enjoying the beginning of this one, though I might be breaking a rule or two…

11 comments:

Sharon said...

The fireworks look FANTASTIC - and if you took them on a digital camera - scarily professional.
I'm hoping for lots of sparks between my hero and heroine today....

Julie Cohen said...

I'm glad you had a good weekend. Consider yourself hugged...and go ahead and break those rules!

Caroline Storer said...

Ohhh breaking the rules! I like it. Any hints as to what they are? As a newbie I wouldn't dare of course...but as you are so well established (go on indulge me - are you HM&B most prolific writer at present?) Glad you had a nice weekend and son's headmaster seems a good sort. I did something on Belbin on my website the other day. I wonder which "type" he is? Take care. Caroline x

Caroline Storer said...

Duh. How dense I am sometime! I wanted to say first off - thanks very much for the books - they arrived Saturday. Fab! Thanks ever so much! Take care. Caroline x

Lacey Devlin said...

Oh wow fantastic fireworks! I feel like a kid again :D

Jan Jones said...

Glad it's all going better, Kate. And that's what rules are for!

Kate Hardy said...

Shazza - thanks :o) Hope you got your sparks!

Kate Hardy said...

Julie - thanks, and hugs back atcha!

Kate Hardy said...

Caroline - it's all to do with the heroine's perception of the hero. I'm floating it past my agent today/tomorrow.

Am I the most prolific? Dunno. There are others who write for two lines who write as much.

That stuff about Belkin was really interesting - thanks for sharing. Will have to investigate this further (I can't work out which one I am!)

Glad the books arrived - sorry for tardiness. Hope you enjoy them!

Kate Hardy said...

Lacey - DH goes straight into little boy mode when he gets to do fireworks. (I must confess that I have a special "fireworks" setting on my camera, so I wasn't that clever in taking them, but it was handheld and that's my excuse for rubbish composition *g*)

Kate Hardy said...

Jan - thanks. And you're right :)