So in summary …

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Sometimes life calls for a summary post. It’s not always easy to make the words come out in the right order, especially if you’ve been giving them to NaNoWriMo instead.


Six months ago we went to Georgia’s teacher in desperation, to have a go at figuring out why she’s lonely and sad. Last week we got the results of the school’s monitoring and subsequent assessment. Now we have a list of new people to go and see and ask the same questions to. In the meantime, Lily outstrips her in all social and creative endeavours, whilst Georgia’s various neuroses seem to be overwhelming her (and me).

Lady troubles

I have some. Now I’m going through the rigmarole of specialists and blood tests and ultrasounds and I don’t recommend it very much at all.


I’ve slowed to a halt on NaNo, but I have 18,000 words I didn’t have before, and now I’m investing that energy into a 10 month intensive first drafting course. Hopefully this time next year I will have something of substance. I think you’ll like my main character. She’s insane.

Sam Simmons on Ramsay Street

I finally launched this! It took a whole lot of blood, sweat and tears, and this is the first episode in a series of ten. They get more hilarious and absurd as they go on. I think you’ll like* it.

Now that you’re up to date, go and see what amazing things Eden is doing in India and then make this creme brulee cheesecake because I did and it is like a spiritual awakening disguised as a cake.

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  1. Kelly Exeter

    November 18, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Lady troubles. Booooooooooo

    Hope you’re not having to deal with too much poking and prodding down there. It gets old pretty quick
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    • Anna Spargo-Ryan

      November 18, 2012 at 8:58 pm

      Thank you my friend! Not too much prodding down there, but a lot of head scratching. Sigh!

  2. bigwords

    November 18, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    I hope your lady troubles are ok. xx
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  3. Maxabella

    November 19, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Lady troubles – both our ‘bits’ and our kiddos. Tough when they are both needing you. x
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    • Anna Spargo-Ryan

      November 19, 2012 at 3:33 pm

      Yes it is :\ Life has a sense of humour, right? x