Sunday, January 27, 2008




I'm busy writing. And using this as inspiration...glasses pic will follow soon. Coo I'm a tease.

Speaking of teasers - do pop here to check out the movie trailer for Mamma Mia The Movie (out Summer 2008). I'm in supreme excitment just watching the snippets!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Baby it's cold outside...


Esme dressed for the elements...




if you're really lucky I may post a pic of my new glasses soon. Such delights! not.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Wha da ya know?


Whilst flicking through my bookshelf...I happened upon a book a pal of mine bought me in a Chesham book shop (for a laff because I'd long said I wanted to write romance).
It's called Passion's Fortune - the story of Mills and Boon.
Anyway...for some bizarre reason I looked it up on Amazon. And guess - it's going second hand for £50-£150!
Read that again!!! That's a lot of money.
So should I sell it? Or hang onto it and one day get it out in front of David Dickinson (the British debonair antique expert) ?- What do YOU think?

Monday, January 14, 2008

Contest gone!

My contest entry is in - even had a 'confirmation' email auto responder to prove it.

Oh and I'm working on a Bridal theme novella - it's 5000 words in and I'm having a blast. Because it's a bit mad around the edges. Must get back to Grant and Neesha on the WIP tomorrow though. The novella is light entertainment in between.

jx

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Welcome!

Welcome to the world - to my friend's lovely new baby girl - MOLLY. I love that name! Born on 8th Jan (a smidge longer and we'd have shared birthdays) to proud parents Emma and Jason. All the best - much love and joy to you all!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Ice Ice Baby

Went for a Sat afternoon walk to our local country park today - it was beautiful. Hardly anyone there, smelled of pine trees and the adults got free rein on the rope swing *me and hubby - yeeha*.

There's a big loch there and the ice was totally frozen over apart from one small area where the ducks were chilling themselves silly. Scary small boys were throwing ice chunks right across the stretch of ice competing to see whose went the furthest. One - can you believe this - asked if I'd let my daughter go on the ice because he bet she'd get to the other side... Daughter's face lit up - she'd never encountered an icy lake before.

Here's my answer - NO! Step back. Keep away from it and don't even think about getting any more adventurous with your IceCapades than throwing things from a very safe distance! They dispersed soon after. But at least I knew it wasn't going to spiral further.

We got nice pics.

Funnily enough my Aunt in Canada lives right by a lake - she told me this week she watched a whole family walk from one side of her lake to the other.

Gulp!

Icy lakes are beautiful - just not very safe.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

What's Another Year?

Today is cough, cough mutter my birthday. Won't say how old (clue: next year is a biggie and don't want to think about that yet thanks)! Anyway I've had a lovely day:
  • Lovely cards from the girls - aah
  • Nice pressies - Ortak amber necklace and new glasses from hubbie (cue woo-ooooo noise). The necklace is v tasteful and gorgeous and the glasses much needed! And scrummy Arran Aromatics perfume from dearest parents. Nice!
  • Finished my contest entry for the I Heart Presents Instant Seduction Comp - you gotta be in it to win it (as they say)
  • Re-reading some much loved books Fiona Harper actually and a new fabby Modern Heat by Susan Stephens (i love this lady's writing!)
  • Got loads and loads of quality chocs - guess what I'm doing lately.

Oh and we have gales up here in the frozen north. Bad ones - nearly lost the buggy to a tornado this morning so won't be going out with baby without car in gales again. Hopefully by the morning we will still have a roof *we are the highest point for miles and can even see Edinburgh castle right over the River Forth from the end of the road in our village*. Scary winds are brewing.