Thursday, 22 June 2017

All come and go!!

I don't know whether I am on my heels or my elbows at the moment - (is that the correct way of saying I am in a bit of a turmoil?)

It's nothing serious. Certainly nothing to get into a twist about. It seems that I have a few things to write/promote and to sort out at the moment and I simply don't know where to start.

Firstly my built in Neff oven started to play up. By that, I mean it suddenly decided that it had had enough and refused to rise to the correct temperature any more . No matter what I set it at, it wouldn't rise above 150c. Now, I agree that's fine if I needed to cook a stew or something similar on a low temp for a few hours. But it was no good at all if I wanted a higher temperature, which is often the case. Therefore after several attempts at fiddling around with the dial, I finally got the message that I needed to start looking for a new oven.

I have to say that our old oven has served us well for very nearly twenty years. I have no idea how long ovens/cooker last as my husband and I usually moved house every five years. (I am to blame here; it was a hobby of mine) But back in the old days, it was easier than it is now. Houses in the London area sold a lot quicker than they do in the current market.

Anyway, getting back to the oven situation, on Tuesday I made the decision to pop into a local shop to buy a brand new oven. I should add that our hob is separate and was working fine. Therefore, having chosen an oven similar to what I had, (it made sense as it would fit into the slot without any problems) only a more modern version, I am happy to say that it arrived today and is now installed and ready to use. The only problem is, it looks so lovely and clean, I don't feel the urge to use it!!!

The Trojan Project
Next, I had the wonderful news that my novel, Murder on Tyneside, has been shortlisted in a competition on Read Freely. The only problem is, I need votes. That is where you come in. Please follow the link to Read Freely and add your vote.

Also, The Trojan Project is on special offer this week. Only 99c/99p to download. So please if you haven't read this book yet, now is the time to download a copy and enjoy it while on holiday.

I think that is all for today, But if I think of anything else, I will be back --- where have I heard that before??

Cheers

Chink! Chink!

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