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!


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