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No no NaNo. But yes to running.

So, I started NaNoWriMo, felt instantly overwhelmed and exhausted, and realized that, okay, two weeks in between reaching one deadline and imposing another on myself is not really enough of a break to recover my creative energy. So instead, I’m … Continue reading

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Still here. Typing.

This is going to be one of those fail posts where someone says, “Hi, sorry I haven’t been here; I’m going to not be here again.” Some points of relevance: The house is…interesting.  The moment one room becomes normal and … Continue reading

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No longer displaced

Well, we’re back in our own house, and after a week of Abstract’s hard work, we have a floor throughout most of our kitchen, four new pieces of kitchen furniture, and a working oven!  The hob is not yet working, … Continue reading

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Monday Busyness

Monday, the girls’ school was running teacher/parent appointments all day, which meant no school. One of Gloworm’s friends was coming to spend the day while her parents went to work, so first thing, just as I was taking Abstract to … Continue reading

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On domesticity

Back when my only job was being a full-time parent, I did an awful lot of housewifey stuff.  The girls and I used to do a Halloween party every October half-term holiday, with all homemade food, decorations and games.  Including, … Continue reading

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2012, the year of travel

If 2011 was the year of career-related quantum leaps  (getting my agent!  getting my book deal!!), 2012 is shaping up to be the Year of Travel. In April, I’m going to the London Book Fair.  I’ll hopefully be meeting up … Continue reading

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The weekend in terms of products

Friday: For youth group: Toilet roll, balloons, shaving foam.  Pasta, chocolate-cake-in-mugs. For Gloworm: E45 Cream, antihistamine tablets. Sunday: For everyone: Steak and Kidney Pudding, roast vegetables, gravy, treacle tart, custard. For Gloworm: E45 Cream, antihistamine tablets. Monday: For Gloworm: Chicken … Continue reading

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Juggling again

Entering into a time of extreme busyness (oh good, just before Christmas).  For all excellent writing-related reasons (in really good news, I’m at over 18,000 words on Linked-the-sequel, Mirrored, and I finally like the damn thing!), but I feel a … Continue reading

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Pizza and cake

The last couple of weeks have not been the best ever, I’m sorry to say.  The girls did get their weekend with The Model Auntie and Dr T-shirt, but Abstract and I didn’t spend the weekend in London.  No details, … Continue reading

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