Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Catching up!

This week I have been trying to catch up on things that I should have done, but were left undone!

I will clarify that a little by adding that in no way do I mean housework!  House work and I don't get on too well. We never did, though I think I used to tolerate it more than I do now. Therefore, when I say catch up on things, I mean more interesting things, but somehow managed to slip through my net.

Firstly, I decided that I wanted to thank one of the waitresses at Nidd Hall. She was really very nice to me when my husband was whipped into hospital. She always looked out for me coming into the restaurant every evening when I got back from the hospital. 

I had been meaning to drop her a few lines for some time now, but kept forgetting. So this week I sat down and wrote to her. I felt so bad about leaving it for so long, I included one of my books. I thought she might enjoy reading it, (if she can ever find the time.) 

Secondly, I thought it was about time I should add another Blog Post - it has been ages since I last spoke to you all. So here I am. 

My husband had to see the Ophthalmologist at out hospital on Monday. He has been having trouble with blurred vision. It turned out that the lens implant after his cataract operation had done something - I am not sure what, but whatever it was it needed blasting with a laser. Anyway, it seems to have worked as he is seeing better now.  

My friend and her husband have just come back from a visit to her family in south east England. They have been away for two weeks. I couldn't believe it when I heard they were on their way home. It didn't seem like two weeks since they went away. The days and weeks seem to be flying past. It will be Christmas soon!

I heard from my publisher that my novel Divorcees.Biz a fun romance is selling steadily at the moment. So that was a welcome piece of news. Hopefully my other books will not want to be left out in the cold and will follow suit!

My novel, "Murder on Tyneside" is still progressing slowly. I think my sister is fed up waiting for me to finish it. I have received two cards from her each showing a picture of the River Tyne and its magnificent bridges. I think they must be to give me inspiration or, more probably, to to tell me to hurry up and get on with it!! I have them standing on my desk and I look at them when I run out of ideas.

I think that brings me to the end of this post. 
Don't forget, you can get a free copy of Strange Happenings by signing up for my newsletter. Simply go to my website and join my mailing list - Eileen Thornton 

Just a thought, you might also like to check out the brand new links to my books on the right hand side of the page. I'm told that they swiftly take you to your nearest Amazon, wherever you are in the world. How cool is that?

Have a great day everyone!

Cheers!!
Chink! Chink!




Sunday, 21 August 2016

Yes! I am Still Around!

Yes, I am still here!

I have been too quiet for so long, I bet you thought that I had packed up and moved somewhere across the world.

No! That is not like me at all. Yes, there are some things that go on here in the UK that I am unhappy about; but would I pack up and leave - NO! No way!

So, now that I am back, what have I got to tell you - precious little, actually. My life is very tame.

Nevertheless, I watch things and I am delighted that Team GB did so well at the Olympic Games. They were Brilliant!! A Big Well Done to them all. They all worked so hard to get there and did great on the day.
The Trojan Project

If anyone is interested, my novel, The Trojan Project is only 99c/99p until Thursday, so if you would like to read this gripping novel, then this is the time to download a copy. The latest review on Amazon is titled - "The Trojan Project - A Project to Die For!"  That has got to get you all hovering
over the download button on Amazon US or UK.

Check out the review for yourself and - Go for it, guys. At only £1 or $1 you are sure to enjoy this roller-coaster read. Who can resist a bargain?


So what has been going on in your world? I am sure you have been doing something that would interest us all. Whether you are replying to my post or want to add a little something about yourselves, I am sure that there are some of you out there that would like to hear from the readers of this blog.

I hope you are all having a great day!

Cheers!!
Chink! Chink!




Saturday, 6 August 2016

Rather Hectic Happenings!

Things have been rather hectic  at the moment and that is putting it mildly!

On 4th July, Phil and set off to Nidd Hall, a lovely hotel near Harrogate. We were both looking forward to a restful week, however it turned into a nightmare. Phil took ill at around 10pm on the second day and he was rushed to Harrogate Hospital. I won't go into all the details, but he seems to have had a mini stroke. He was totally out of it for three days and when he did come around, he was very weak.

He was still in the hospital when we were due to leave Nidd Hall, but thankfully, I was able to get another room there for a fews days, (the one I was in was spoken for) before I had to move again. Anyway, he was in Harrogate hospital for almost another week before they felt it safe to transfer him to our local hospital here in the Scottish Borders, where he spent another ten days.

Thankfully, Phil is home now, but he has lost some of his memory and his vision is slightly blurred, I guess it will take time for him to get some of his life back together again.

Strange Happenings

Now that things are slightly normal I am going to try to get back to my novel, Murder on Tyneside, though I have to say some of the enthusiasm has gone.

Meanwhile, you might be interested to know that I have set up a 'Subscribe to my mailing list' on my website Eileen Thornton  

Therefore if you would like to add your name to be informed of news/offers of my books, you head over there and sign up.  Click the link - Eileen Thornton

When you sign up, you will also be able to download a free copy of my book Strange Happenings - two light-hearted short stories about life beyond.

I think that is all for the moment,

Have a great day wherever you are

Cheers!!
Chink Chink

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Just a Quickie Today!!


I am just coming down to earth after the EU referendum results were declared last Friday.
The United Kingdom, as a whole, voted to stop being a member of the European Union.  Now we have our country back I feel we can breathe again.

I said 'as a whole' because as you probably know Scotland voted to remain. Therefore I guess we will have to wait and see what happens next.

Yesterday there was a tea party at out social club in honour of the Queen's Birthday. It was very nice and the committee did a wonderful job setting up the hall and laying out a superb spread.

Apart from that, I haven't anything to tell you except that I was intervied by Cheryl Holloway for her blog page. I would be very grateful if you would swing by her site and check it out. It would also be wonderful if you left a comment or two  Simply follow the link shown in red and enjoy. Interview

I will get back to you asap

Meanwhile have a great day wherever you are.

Cheers!
Chink! Chink!





Friday, 17 June 2016

Scottish Borders Book Festival.

It is that time of the year again -

 The Borders Book Festival is up and running until Sunday 19th June.


The Book Festival, which is held in the gardens of Harmony House in pretty town on Melrose in the Scottish Borders, is a very popular event. There are numerous big name authors there either giving talks or workshops. If you have never been, then you have certainly missed out.

Over the years The Festival has grown in size to include a street market in the road outside the grounds. There is also other events taking place in a field opposite the gardens.

The Festival has a shop where copies of books, signed by the author, can be bought, Over the last few years copies of my books have been on sale and I am delighted to tell you that every copy of my books were sold last year.

Paperback copies of my books are there again this year and can be obtained for only £5 each.

So if you are in the area and would like a signed copy of my novels, pop into the grounds and take your pick. You can even enjoy a coffee while you are there.


 £5                                                                 £5                                                            £5


 Have a great day wherever you are!

Cheers!





Saturday, 21 May 2016

A Quiet Week!

Hi there  Just thought I would stop by and let you know that I am still around.

Things have been very quiet here over the last week or so. Therefore, I'm afraid I haven't anything fantastic to tell you.

Not that I am complaining about how smooth everything has been running. Far from it. But I'm sure you will agree that it is nice to be knocked off your feet once in a while - as long as we are able to stand up again... you get my drift.

Anyway, as I said things have been a tiny bit boring. We haven't been anywhere, done anything or seen anyone. But you never know, things could change over the weekend - after all, I could win the lottery - though I'm sure that isn't going to happen.

My friend is doing great after falling over and breaking her hip. You will recall that happened in the car park after our trip to Newcastle. Now we are both looking forward to another trip to the wonderful city only this time, we will try not to break anything!

Yesterday I had a chap come to try to move some of the gravel on our drive to another part of the garden. I don't know how we have so much of the stuff. I can only imagine that we were the last call the day it was delivered so they dropped it all off to save going back to the depot. If you can imagine Brighton Beach, then you have a fair idea of what our drive looked like.

On the other hand, perhaps that's where it all came from! Maybe the council down there thought they had too much and have started dropping it off on various drives around the country. Though I have to say, they would have had to travel a few hundred miles to bring it all the way here. Sorry Brighton Council, only joking. If you are a regular follower of my blog, then you will be aware that I spout a great deal of rubbish.

Anyway, I have to say the chap did a good job and it looks a great deal better. Even the area of the garden where he dumped it and raked it smooth looks good.

My latest novel, Murder on Tyneside, is coming on - slowly. However, the fact that it is coming on at all has to be good. It has taken me quite a long time to get started on my writing again, so bear with me and I will let you know when I have finished writing and am sending it to my publisher. Then I shall expect you all to have your fingers crossed that he will like it enough to publish. The novel is set on the quayside in Newcastle-on-Tyne, so if any of you know the area, you will recognise the various places mentioned.

Divorcees.Biz



Meanwhile, I would like to promote my novel Divorcees.Biz this week. As from today it is only 99c or 99p to download. The offer lasts for one week, so if you are looking for a fun read then get yourself a copy and enjoy the story of four divorced ladies who suddenly decide to set up their own online dating agency with an office in London's Mayfair.

I am sure you will enjoy the antics the ladies get up to during the story.

If you would like yo pass on the link to any of your book loving friends, then I would be very grateful. It can be very difficult getting the word out there. And if anyone has read it, please let me know what you think.

I think that is all for the moment.

Have a great day, folks,

Cheers!!
Chink! Chink!

Friday, 13 May 2016

A Quick Reminder!

The Trojan Project


Just in case anyone has forgotten, The Trojan Project is now on special offer!

A copy of this conspiracy thriller can be download this week for only 99c/99p depending on what part of the world you are in.

If you haven't already read this book then now is the time to grab a copy. Simply follow the link: 

      and check it out for yourself.

The Trojan Project



Hope you are all having a great day!

Cheers

Chink! Chink!

(You will need a glass or two with this chilling read)





Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Keeping in Touch and a Whole lot More!

I am sorry I haven't been around lately, but things haven't been going my way. Perhaps I should rephrase that and say Things haven't been going our way!

My husband has been in hospital again. I say again, as he does have many health issues. However, I am delighted to be able to say that after a week in our local General Hospital, he seems to have pulled around and has been discharged. Nevertheless, as you can imagine, it has been a worrying time for us both.

On a brighter note I have say we have been having some lovely weather lately. No doubt it will revert back to the norm very soon, but we are enjoying it while it lasts.

Everything else is much the same. The elections in Scotland have been and gone and I am sure the whole world will know the outcome by now. I do hope there can be some harmony for the next few years.

The next election will be one for the whole of the United Kingdom to take part. Whether we stay or leave the EU is a very important issue for our country and it must be taken seriously by us all.

I will vote to Leave. No one will change my mind on that. This is a good, strong country. Therefore I don't think we should be talked down to by unelected bureaucrats. However, that is not the only reason I will vote Leave. I cannot bring myself to vote to give our country away after all those brave men and women fought and died to keep it free only for later governments to give away. I know it will be difficult. However I do think that if we all pulled together, we could make this country great once again.

But that is just me and my opinion. I cannot, nor will I try to tell you where to place your cross on June 23rd. That is your decision.

Everyone has a vote and you must all think hard about what is going on and vote for what you truly believe is best for Great Britain. Because, despite everything, this is still a free Democratic country.

Okay, lecture over.

Now I am going to tell you that on Thursday 12th May, my novel -
The Trojan Project will be on a promotion. It will be reduced to 99c/99p for one week. If you haven'y read this conspiracy thriller already, then check it out on Thursday at this bargain price.

I hope you are having some great weather wherever you are.

Cheers!!

Chink! Chink!