Murder on Tyneside

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Friday, 24 January 2014

Quick Update

I have to call this a quick update as I really don't anything to tell you. Yes are a few things I should be doing, but somehow I can't really work up any enthusiasm.

Have you ever felt like that? Stupid question! Of course you have. Everyone must go through that sort of phase once in a while. But it passes and then everything gets back to normal. Well that is how it is supposed to work. The only thing is, I seem to be stuck in this lack of enthusiasm mode and can't get out of it.

I should be working on my sequel to Divorcees.Biz, a fun romance...  I could be thinking about writing a sequel to Only Twelve Days, a heart-warming love story...  I could also add a few words to the sequel of The Trojan Project an action-packed thriller, which, incidentally, was nominated for the Desmond Elliott Prize in 2008... But no! I just can't get my head around any of it.

I did go off to Newcastle with my friend on Wednesday. That was great, but then I do get enthusiastic when it comes to a trip to Newcastle, But I can't do that every day! It's a 140 mile round trip!

So what do you all do when you feel like this? I would love to hear what you do to get through it.

On a brighter note, it's my birthday next week. Did I say on a brighter note?  I think I might have got that wrong.  I'm not sure what is so bright about being one year older, especially as the years are creeping up on me at an alarming rate. I have never known the years to pass so quickly as they are doing now. It doesn't seem fourteen years ago that we crossed into the 21st century. When we were told it was possible that aeroplanes were going to fall out of the sky as computers across the world crashed. Thankfully none of that happened.  I have just read that back and am amazed at how my mind wandered fro my birthday to planes falling from the sky!!

I do hope I have something more exciting to blog about when I write my next post.

Meanwhile, I would love to hear from you all,


Monday, 13 January 2014

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to you all.

I am so sorry about the belated Happy New Year, but I don't seem to have caught up with 2014 yet. I don't know what is wrong, but I just seem to be stuck in year 2013. I have no idea why I would want to hang around there for so long. It certainly wasn't a good year for  my husband or for me. Anyway, I have suddenly realised that we are in the middle of January and I haven't posted anything here since December.

I do hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. We went out to The Queens Head here in Kelso for Christmas Day lunch and I have to say it was wonderful. The food was wonderful and everyone was in such good spirits. We will definitely go there again next Christmas... or should that be this Christmas? I never know which is the right phrase to use. I shall leave you to ponder on that one.

And now that all the festivities are over I guess you will be sorting out your holiday for this summer. Up to now we are going to go back to Nidd Hall, near Harrogate. We both enjoy going there. It is so easy going and relaxing. Once I get it booked up we shall have something to look forward to.

Our lovely nephew, Christopher, who was born last June is doing very well. He woke up to lots of wonderful presents on Christmas morning and even
had his own Christmas Cracker complete with his paper hat. He looks so cute in his hat I just had to share a little photo with you.

His mother, our niece, and his father are so proud of him - as are all the rest of the family.

Last week my friend and I made a trip to Newcastle. The weather had been horrendous strong winds and lashing rain for seemed like forever. But surprise surprise, it all eased off for the day so we were able to get there on the bus without any delays.

A good look around the shops and a glass (or two) of wine in M&S certainly works wonders for us. We both felt like new women when we arrived home. However it soon wears off. Therefore we are going back again tomorrow for another dose!!  I think our husbands have got used to the idea of us deserting them one day a week. They might even be delighted to have a day on their own!!

Apart from that I don't think I have done anything else over the last two weeks. The weather has been so bad. However, I guess we weren't hit a badly as so areas were, so for that we are really very thankful.

Just to keep you up to date, Kelso town centre is still in a mess. New paving slabs are still being laid. I am beginning to wonder whether they are just going around in circles!!

My three novels are still on Amazon. If anyone would like to check them out, simply follow the links.

Only Twelve Days, a heart-warming romance.
Divorcees.Biz, a novel of fun & romance.
The Trojan Project, an action thriller.

They are available on Kindle and in paperback.

Take care, everyone and I hope this year, now that I have finally joined it,  is going to be brilliant for all of us!!!