My idea of heaven!

Having just fulfilled a life’s dream of actually having a library of my own, albeit very small and petite, the room is only big enough for four of my ten bookcases + a sofa so the others are dotted around the living room and house, I came across this wonderful article all about libraries!

Thanks to Beattie’s Book Blog for that one! :

Ahhhhhh!!!!!!! What heaven!




No alarm.

Away from the stresses of work.

Time for a breather… 

Lazing in bed til a ridiculous time…

Watching my doggies play in the garden, and the sheep in the fields behind, and the buzzard as it swoops over the pond where the moorhens live.

Just listening to birdsong fill the garden. Perfect.


Life can be damn hard…but sometimes, just sometimes…it can be great!

Having a perfect day, hope you all are too! 😀

That Friday feeling!

The glorious weekend is here again. Yeah!

Why do we all live for those two little days, when they fly by so fast and we never achieve even a fraction of the list of things we want to? Nevertheless, I certainly disproportionately look forward to my weekends. That feeling of NOT setting the alarm…bliss! Of sinking into a bath without watching the clock, the happiness of shuffling around in slippers and wearing jeans or joggy bottoms instead of work clothes, or letting your hair go wild and dirty for the whole weekend. Ah! Slouching is great…! 😛

So, apart from DIY, much needed at the new house, this weekend is packed as usual.

Got to continue illustrations for White Mountain, the publishers are being patient as we’re in the copy-edit stage, but I do need to crack on with them. Very laborious to do as they’re rather detailed ink drawings but still great fun! Got to continue writing Book 2, ‘Darkling Rise’ – very much in its infancy but starting to shape up nicely. Have naturally got a ton of work from…er…work, marking, planning, all very dull. Also work related, but more fun, I’ve got to write a Year One Play! Only a few weeks to go to do rehearsals, costumes, scenery, lighting, props etc and haven’t started yet! So, will I get it all done? Er…probably not!

Looking forward to snow too, if we get it! 😀