Phew, I didn’t win the new talent competition with RNA, but getting to the shortlist was a great boost for me, and now I’m looking forward to the critique on chapter 1, and busy writing up more of the story. Appologies to bloggie friends, you know who you are, J and R, as if you would have needed to collect my award!!!! Who do I think I am? What happened was, the organizer asked me for my mobile number and would ring if I’d won. I sat looking at the object all night like a twit. I even left our daughter in charge of it while I popped to the toilet!!
We went out on the car boot today with lots of lovely things, and had a good day, except that I’m coughing like an old man on 40 woodbines a day. Glad to get home in the warm. There was an infestation of rats in our shop during the week. The kind that empty a charity box, and take things that people have worked hard to buy and display for the lovely people in the world. They thought my phone charger would be useful too. Can you imagine, one old lady said I could borrow hers to charge my phone, another lady came and popped one on the counter and said. ‘You can have that, as long as you take it home.’ Also children were popping more of their pennies in the pot for poorly people they call it. How sweet, and isn’t it nice that far more decent people walk the earth.
We have new neighbours. A lovely young couple who are busy sorting out the garden and talking about chopping down a tree that is bigger than the houses, and has roots that pop up in too many borders. Isn’t it funny how trees are the fist thing people deal with. Must say we’ll be more than glad to see the back of it.
Next year, the shops in our row are going to be demolished. Three of the others that have been there for donkey’s years are having one, but we aren’t offered one. So hopefully I’ll be doing more writing, and maybe have a part time job to keep us in jam sandwiches. Happy writing.