As well as working hard on making my new home livable I am also excited to announce the use of one of my short stories in another charity anthology. The Anthology is called I Am Woman and has been contributed to by women writers and poets from all over the world on behalf of women in need. This is volume 1 and there is another in the pipeline which I hope to also contribute to. So as Dixon of Dock Green would say ‘keep em peeled’ – those of you who are too young or not from the UK will ponder that one I am sure. I suggest googling the TV series from the days of black and white TV for an answer.
I do hope that those who read my posts will take time to visit amazon.co.uk and ‘like’ the page and leave a comment and – I really hope – that you will purchase a copy in aid of these wonderful causes.
You might be not too surprised to hear I have been soaked to the skin again – it is May of course – and that I am gradually finding my way around my new home location.
I am thrilled that there are trees and lots of green around me, so I don’t miss the countryside as much as I thought I would. There seem to be some Public Footpaths near here which I shall investigate as soon as the weather improves and I won’t get drowned. Then I can get back to my lovely 2-3 hours walks with my camera. As well as being thoroughly enjoyable, I find the time wonderful for thinking and planning and plotting…what? Ah, you may ask!! A few more chapters of Ms Birdsong, my crime novel perhaps, or a few more humorous anecdotes for my series God’s Waiting Room – who knows! Wait and see.
One of my adapted stories from God’s Waiting Room, The Ghost in the Privy – found its way into the anthology Telling Tales by my writer’s group, Writers for Welfare. This is still on sale on http://www.lulu.com and is in aid of The Norfolk Hospice. Another of my short stories, The Debt Collector was also included.
Lots of work in progress so I am not being lazy or suffering from writer’s block, just busy with day to day stuff which is taking up most of my time….but, be assured, there are stories milling around inside my head and I shall soon be writing them down and sharing them.
As I am writing this I have heard on the news that Vidal Sassoon has died. Another part of my youth has gone. What a wonderful hairdresser and personality he was. Along with Mary Quant they were the signature couple of the 1960’s and I am sad to hear of his death at age 84.
Makes you think. I better get a move on and write my best seller before it is too late.