I seem to have been going through a bad patch recently with electrical and electronic appliances. This is not a particularly new thing. I used to be known to the IT Support people at work as the Kiss of Death.
I'm not taking the blame for t... Read more
No Time, No Inspiration, No Vember
Well, not exactly no inspiration. But it's just gone in a different direction for the moment.
And hello to all of you who have been dropping in re... Read more
Life Gets Complicated
This week I have been beset with happenings that have brought out my inner Grumpy Old Woman.
My laptop, I have to admit, is at least four years old, which I'm told is pretty old as laptops go. So it's really no surprise that it's starting t... Read more
A Roof Over Our Heads
*No picture again: my old laptop is dying, and the ultraportable doesn't have them saved.
The more observant of you may have noticed something missing in the picture I posted with last week's blog.
Like, a roof.
We had a long conv... Read more
This Land is My Land
In my experience French properties come in two basic types: those with no land, and those with too much land.
Ours is the second. We had, on rough... Read more
Drains on the Brain
So there we were, back in France after five years' absence, with a bit of money saved up.
Less than twenty four hours after our arrival there came a knock at our door. It was M le Maire, and his wife who spoke some English. In fact I speak ... Read more
Don't Touch That Switch
Fast forward fifteen years.
Life happens. Births, deaths, marriages. Job changes. Retirement.
We bought a house in Wales, and that needed renova... Read more
The Eccentric House
As you might expect with a house that has been in existence for some time, the place has been altered somewhat over the years.
It was a little od... Read more
The Big Empty Space
It's not that I've suddenly started writing lots of blogs. I forgot to post one so I've got out of sync. Enjoy.
So, there we were in the summer of 19... Read more
The Little House in the Valley
We looked at a few houses throughout Normandy in the spring of 1999, and each one was - how shall I say it - different, but that's what happens when you h... Read more
Property Tycoon - Not
Those of you who have read my blogs previously will probably know that we have a holiday house in France.
I don't want you to thin that we are therefore wealthy. We used to take the children on self-catering holidays in France (being cheap ... Read more
Hard Slog - And Not Much To Show
It's been a hard slog week. My daughter currently has the book for proofreading and a little light editing, so I'm just waiting for her to get it back to me. In the meantime I've been doing some test compiles to see how it looks in Kindle format... Read more
The Thing Is ...
I've been doing pretty well this week. I have:
Set up an Amazon author account
Started on a web-page
Started on a blog page
Set up an author e-mail account
Set up a Facebook page
Not to mention completed one more short story a... Read more
I'm Finally Going to Do It
What? Dye my hair? Get a cat? Divorce my husband?
Maybe, probably not, definitely not.
I'm finally steeling myself to putting out a book. It's just a little book, with a couple of short stories and some flash fiction in it, and it's ... Read more
My Daugher's Book
This is my daughter's first publication, up on Smashwords now and we hope on Amazon in due course. I'm so proud of her. With a toddler and a new baby, and no money, she's... Read more
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