I was serving up our Sunday dinner tonight, lovely boiled ham, cabbage, carrots, peas and parsley sauce, with new potatoes from the garden when I had a text message. One saying, you’ve won a competition. I thought ‘oh yes, I know, you’ve won a cruise, just ring this number and blah blah blah, I almost deleted it. It was from Eddie Walsh, thank goodness I read to the end. I’ve won his competition, with my story The House-sitters. Isn’t it funny how when we hear good news we grow springs in our feet? I do anyway, I boinged around the kitchen for a bit, then calmed down. I think there were 65 ish entries, so I’m thrilled about that.
It was a quirky little story, here’s the link to it on Eddie’s new site. They were the type of house-sitters you wouldn’t want to employ. In fact, it’s a first for me as it’s a bit of a horror story. Maybe comedy horror. There’s a touch of Wodehouse to it I think. I have been reading a lot of his books lately.
I’m enjoying reading a Barbara Erskine novel that one of our lovely customers has lent me. Time’s Legacy. A ghost story that shifts back to the past. It centres around a crystal and Glastonbury, but I won’t spoil it by saying any more. I read her Lady of Hay years ago, it was brilliant. You have to like history and spirituality to like these books. I do and I love them. Her website is here.