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Happy New Year!
Sunday, January 07, 2007
One of my new year resolutions (apart from the usual get fitter, get thinner one) is to stop procrastinating and get my book finished it's so close to the end it's pathetic that I've just not finished it yet.

The trouble is I have several different ideas on how I want it to end and for a few months now I've been thinking about it, deciding yes this is definitely going to happen. I sit down to write and what happens, something totally different pours of out my fingers! What makes it even worse is I have several new ideas floating around in my fingers that are also trying to make their way onto paper!

But I have now decided, finally, what is going to happen and I am sticking with it, that's my new years resolution. So it will be finished and finished very soon.

One other thing, I am determined to do is write more on my blog. So be prepared for more of my ramblings. Don't say I didn't warn you!!
Posted by Cheshire Cats on 11:21 pm   
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Summer's back!
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Isn't it gorgeous? The weather I mean, if it wasn't for the nights drawing in you'd think it was still high summer. I love this weather, it's a real pleasure to walk to work.

Yes I did say walk! I'm lucky it's only a couple of miles from home to the office, so weather permitting I walk. Walking is the best way to start the day. What could be nicer than walking across a footpath through the early morning dew watching the sun rise? Okay, so your feet get wet, but it's peaceful and quiet, the air is clear and you notice things you never see out of the car window.

This year for instance, there are tons, and I do mean tons, of sloes. Big juicy black fruit just waiting to be smothered in gin with a little bit of sugar. Home made Sloe Gin, definitely worth waiting for. I unearthed some last year that was 20 years old, don't quite know how it managed to last so long, but boy does it taste good! See if I drove to work every day, I'd never notice those fat old sloes, just sitting there waiting to be picked would I?

The only down side of walking to work, is well, I'm walking to work. I mean work's fine, I guess, and the money comes in handy, but work, well it really interferes with your life doesn't it?
Posted by Cheshire Cats on 10:30 pm   
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What happened to summer?
Sunday, September 03, 2006
I've not written anything here for ages. I've no excuse, not a single solitary one! I've been like a lazy cat soaking up all the glorious summer weather and now it's gone! Where, why and when is it coming back is what I want to know? Do I have to wait till next year?

The epic is coming along nicely, it even has a title, how about that? It's now in the final stages after several changes of mind and evenings when it's just been soooooo gorgeous there was no way I wanted to sit at a keyboard after pounding away in the office (an unairconditioned one at that I might add!) all day.

Today was supposed to be an ironing, visiting, hiking & writing day, well I did the ironing and visiting bit and was all set for a hike and some writing. What happened, rain, not just once, but several times so that was the end of the hiking. As for the writing, well at least that's still a possibility. Although as both West Wing and Midsomer Murders are on later, how much will actually get done is anyone's guess.

Still, like Dorothy said, tomorrow's another day
Posted by Cheshire Cats on 4:54 pm   
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Sunday, July 02, 2006
The book seems to have ground to a halt, I know what,why and how and have actually written it several times. However, none of them feel right and I just can't put my finger on the reason why, which is so frustrating!

I have a few ideas buzzing around in my head that also want to get out and be put on paper, but I need to finish this one first. I really don't want to give in to the other ideas, as I just know if I do that I'll still be in this position in 6 months time!

Mike is working tomorrow night, so once I get back from work, the gym (yuk! but it's good for me (I think!)) and Sainsburys I will take my laptop and a glass of wine into the conservatory and sort it out!

Fighting talk, wonder who'll win?
Posted by Cheshire Cats on 11:26 pm   
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Found Brain!
Sunday, June 25, 2006
Well I'm pleased to say I've found my brain, it hadn't gone far and was lurking in a corner all the time.

Now it's awoken again, my fingers are itching to get busy, so hopefully this time I'll get significantly more done. I know what's going to happen, but things keep writing themselves in (you know how that happens!) and then I have to re-arrange an earlier bit to make it work. Then I put it to sleep, wake up the next morning and want to change it.

Hmm, memo to fingers, edit when finished not while ongoing!!!
Posted by Cheshire Cats on 9:50 pm   
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Lost brain!
Thursday, June 22, 2006
Has anyone seen my brain? I know I had it a couple of weeks ago, really I did! It's quite a cute little brain, very inquisitive, been around for a while, very well used, likes travelling and visiting new places and is always looking out for new story ideas.

I wonder if this soggy, grey, cold weather has sent it into hiding? Could be I guess, it's certainly making me long for sunnier climates! Was it only a couple of weeks ago I was extolling the virtues of a Hockings on a hot sunny Devon

Ah well, maybe if I feed it a nice glass of chilled wine it'll come out of hiding. Or perhaps in this weather it should be hot chocolate!
Posted by Cheshire Cats on 8:44 pm   
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Sun, Sea, Sand & Hockings!
Sunday, June 11, 2006
I just got back from a glorious weekend in Devon. The dreaded paying work is calling tomorrow or else why would I leave the sun, sea, sand and Hockings behind. Hmm, you've never heard of Hockings? Honey you've never lived!

Hockings is to die for! It's the most truly delicious, absolutely scrumptious Devon clotted cream ice cream. The best way to eat it is as a 99 surrounded by a dollop of clotted cream (obviously it's all fat free - she lied!) sitting watching the waves or strolling through them. What more could a person want on a hot, sunny afternoon?

The writing? oh well I took the laptop......... but hey you wouldn't want me to get sand in it now would you?

Actually, I think I'll just check my lottery ticket who knows, maybe I don't have to go back to work tomorrow!
Posted by Cheshire Cats on 9:21 pm   
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