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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Phantom of the Opera

Just returned from the opening night of The Phantom of the Opera at The Mayflower. The production was excellent and the sets were amazing. Recommend it to anyone thinking of going.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Progress, Snow and shiny things

Three days of photos today after falling behind.

Pic One: As I work the weekends, Mr CM has been busy decorating our back bedroom. The ceiling is nearly done with only a final coat needed.

Pic Two: It's melting... Slowly. It hasn't snowed for a couple of days but the icy conditions are hanging on.

Pic Three: My new shiny laptop. And I've saved up just in time as the older one in the background has just developed screen jitters.





Saturday, January 19, 2013

Pie Time

After a day at work and braving the snow, pie was just the ticket.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Panto Time!

Jack in the Beanstalk at the Mayflower. Lots of chuckles.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Monday, January 14, 2013

Christmas Present Sort Out

How are we halfway into the month of January already? I've been a bit slow getting started, but I thought it was about time I unpacked my Christmas presents. I think this tea towel sums up the daily struggle well.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Blubb fest!

Just watched Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close with hubs and it was a blubb fest. For me at least. Great film but tissues required.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Wet weekend!

What a wash out weekend. Made me glad to be at work for once. I should have taken a picture of the weather, but forgot. So here's the new series of Stella.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

They want my blood...

Rheumatology appointment and blood test today. The appointment was a routine check up for my Sarcoidosis and the blood test is once every two months. Although took them a while today. They said it wasn't the done thing to turn out without any veins. I do have some, honest and they found one in the end.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Belated Chrimbo Pressie

My brother popped over today (en route home to Kent from office in Bournemouth) to drop off my Christmas present. He'd ordered it from Amazon before Christmas, but it didn't arrive in time for the big day. So he got me an extra present as well :) What a good brother.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Nose in a good book

Or in today's case a kindle. I've been reading United State of Love by fellow Romaniac, Sue Fortin. I'm hooked and won't be asleep until I've finished.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Time for biscuits!

I did go for fruit first, but discovered my satsumas have grown mould. So I had to open this family sized box of biscuits. Shame. Wonder how long they'll last. Just noticed the tea cakes. I'm off... Nom, nom, nom!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

What an offer!

I have never considered myself to be a stickler for grammar. Mainly because of my dyslexia and the number if mistakes I've made along the way. However, along my writing journey I have learnt a thing or two. A great example is the Oxford comma. I think this email I received today could do with one. Either that or the chap is actually offering to cover himself in chocolate for me.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Rustic Chicken

I work at the weekends :( so no writing or anything else too exciting. So here's the lovely dinner my OH cooked...

Friday, January 4, 2013

Good post

Today my copy of Writing Magazine arrived and for the first time, I'm in it with a few words of advice in Margaret James' article on Page 65. It's about first drafts and as I'm launching into that currently, I will be following the advice. The Killing also arrived from Lovefilm. I'm on the 4th disc and totally hooked. My lunchtime viewing is well and truly sorted.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

My new toy

For Christmas, my OH was very generous and brought me an iPad mini. It's wonderful. I love it. Although my OH did download some very addictive games onto it. Must try to not get too distracted by them.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Back to it!

Today I get back to the desk and make a start on the rest of Baby Number Two. In this notepad I have the plot sketched out, character profiles and drawings (v amateur) of what they look like in my mind. I still have research to carry out, but it's time to get on with getting it written.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Lazy Day!

Delaying the start of enthusiasm for 2013 as I'm having a lazy day with my OH. He convinced me to watch Warrior on the basis Tom Hardy is in the film - he knows me so well!