Hey tell me what’s going on!
A recap post is the best I can muster just now. I have a cold the size of a whale and it’s making it difficult to even eat chocolate, so you know, typing is next to impossible.
We had parent-teacher interviews at the girls’ new school. Both of their teachers are wonderful, which I knew anyway because I’m “helping” in their food tech classes once a fortnight. I’m not sure how helpful I am, given my tendency to stand around and also sit around, but it is good fun and has been a great insight into how the girls are interacting with the other kids – quite well, as it happens. We’ve had a couple of playdates with the other parents, and everyone is very nice.
I planted a pair of camellias in pots outside my study window.
My agent pitched my book last week, and now it’s in front of editors. Ones I really admire from publishing houses I covet. People who make decisions about whether books should be published. It makes my vision a little cloudy.
I made some whipped potato, but I put too much butter in it and it turned into a kind of garlic soup, which was the happiest mistake of last week.
I am doing something top secret with an extraordinary artist, and it makes my heart flit around like a bird.
On Tuesday I curled up on the couch with my cold, and we watched About Time. The combination of sneezing and violent weeping gave me a sinus infection. It’s a jolly good movie, though.
I’ve also written 5000 words of the next book. It’s about a man who loses his wife in a shell. It seemed like a crazy idea at first, but now it makes perfect sense. It is reasonably likely that this is directly related to the number of days this cold has hung around.
This week I’m starting on a project for SHINE.
Our new cat is hilarious. He chirrups like an angry little alien, and when he’s hungry he stands on his hind legs and pats me until I pay attention to him. And his face! He’s almost certainly cross-bred with some kind of adorable bear.
That’s all for now. Bye x