Murder on Tyneside

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Friday, 29 August 2014

I'm Back!!

Hi, everyone, it seems ages since I last posted a blog, but the thing is we have been away.

Okay, I admit, we were only away for one week, but since coming home my poor husband has been in hospital again and I have to say that put me off my stroke, so to speak.

We had a lovely break at Nidd Hall, a charming hotel near Harrogate. The weather was brilliant - in fact it was too hot. I had planned to do all sorts of things to help work off the calories I was soaking up from the delicious food in the restaurant, but the heat was just too much to do anything strenuous. --- Did I say strenuous?  I really meant a little bit strenuous :-)

Thankfully, Phil is home from hospital now and seems to be recovering well, but i came as a bit of a shock to us both.
Only Twelve Days

I have also been very tied up trying to promote the special offer of my novel,
      Only Twelve Days.  --- 99c/99p --- until Sunday 29th Aug.

Published by Creativia Publishing, it's an old fashioned romance about two shy lonely people who meet and fall in love. However, their path to happiness has a few twists and turns. It is set in around 1979, before mobile phones and computers had taken over our world.

If you are looking for some gentle reading for the weekend, then this is the book for you.  (You might also do me a big, big favour and pass that on to any of your friends who enjoy a romantic novel)

I went down into the town, Kelso, this morning as I need to pick up my prescription at the chemist. I really wish I hadn't bothered. The town was packed, one of the streets was closed - goodness knows what they are doing up there. The shops must be afraid of losing trade. And at the end of it all, I couldn't get parked so I still haven't got my pills!!

This is the peak time of the year for visitors to the town and the place looks a mess what with roads closed, parts of the streets cordoned off because of new paving slabs being laid and a new building going up.  All of this upheaval has been going on for two years now.  Yes, you read that right - two years!!

Okay, the pavements look better, and where the cobbles have been relaid in front of the Town Hall are less dangerous, but quite honestly I think the town has lost it's old world charm.

I think that is all for the moment, but I do hope you are all having a great day!


Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Special Offer

All this week will be on sale for 99c/99p is a novel of fun and romance. Set in London, the story tells of how four friends decide to set up an online dating agency for divorcees. light and frothy, the ideal holiday read. So if you are planning to jet off to the sun, download a copy now at this super low price.

Enjoy the read


Friday, 8 August 2014

It's Been a While....

It has been a while since I added a new post. I guess you all think I have deserted you. But no, here I am again. You see have been away for a week's break.

We had a lovely break at Nidd Hall. It's a really nice hotel near Harrogate and we have been going there for a few years now. I bet you all thought I was going to tell you we had been off to some distant sun-drenched shores, relaxing on golden sands, sipping long cool drinks from tall glasses.

Well, no, not quite.  Though we weren't on golden sands, I was drinking long cool drinks from tall glasses under the hot sun. Yes, that's right! It was very hot in Harrogate while we were there. In fact it was so hot, I had to keep going indoors to cool off.  I had planned on brisk walks to help keep off the weight after eating all the delicious food, but that wasn't to be. It was just too hot to stride out anywhere.  Nevertheless, we had a great week, simply lazing around and doing absolutely nothing!!

On a more practical front, since we have been home, my husband has bought a brand new scooter. It's Quingo's latest model that does almost everything you could ever want it to. No singing or dancing, but it does climb up into the car by itself. (Okay, you press a button to set it off up the ramp, but who minds pressing a button now and again)  Anyway, my husband is delighted with it and it does mean he can get out and about now. He has an electric wheelchair, but since we now have a smaller car (due to me now being the driver) it is impossible to get it into the car. If anyone out there is looking to buy an electric wheelchair do get in touch.

We also had a visit from a Cardiologist Specialist Nurse. She came to give my husband the full low down on his recent heart failure. Very thorough she was, too. Told us a few things we didn't know.

Kelso town centre is still in an uproar. It strikes me that they are taking up and relaying parts of the pavements they have already done. Did they make a mistake? Or could it be that they lost one of the workmen the first time around and are now having to retrace their steps to find him?  You never know! Could be!

I am hoping to get to visit our lovely nephew, Christopher very soon. He is growing so fast, I doubt I will recognise him when I see him. He certainly won't recognise me or Phil. It has been quite a while since he saw either of us.
 I can't remember whether I added a photo taken of him on his first birthday last June, so I have added it here. Doesn't he look a gorgeous little man?

Well I think that is all for the moment.

Have a great time wherever you are!