Friday, June 27, 2014

Awa' again.

I'm going south to visit Hertfordshire family.  Look forward to seeing them and Buster the elderly Staffie; visiting my grand-daughter at Uni and seeing her new flat, visiting the odd hostelry and being schooled by my DIL on how to use my neglected tablet.  Can't go a week without emails.

Also having talks which should help me to decide if I want to pursue getting my book published.  After eight years it  would be sad to jettison it but editing 103,000 words will be time consuming and time is getting on.

Sorry I have been more absent of late.  Will try to do better.  xoxoxoxox to all.

21 comments:

LL Cool Joe said...

I've had to take a blogging break too, real life is getting in the way. Sorry I haven't been here as much as I'd like recently, but I haven't had the time to blog.

Have a lovely trip.

kenju said...

We miss you when you aren't here, Pat, but have fun and enjoy.

johng1962 said...

Have a lovely time! xx

Pat said...


joey: it happens but happily we can always take up where we left off.

Judy: thanks Judy. See you when I get back.

John: no funny business whilst I'm away mind!

angryparsnip said...

The photos are just beautiful Pat.
What a lovely reason to miss your blog, visiting family will be so much fun.

cheers, parsnip

OldLady Of The Hills said...

i hope you have a wonderful time, my dear.....and I look forward to your return.....!

Granny Annie said...

If you already have 103,000 words, you can't give up now. The world is waiting:)

Kim Ayres said...

Hope you have great trip :)

Z said...

Have a great time. xxx

Pat said...

Parsip and Naomi: it's so exciting. I am using my new tablet - under instruction - and the world's my oyster.)

Granny Annie: I love your optimism:)

Kim: thanks. It's a new experience still being able to chat to my friends.

Exile on Pain Street said...

In a wholly unrelated note, here's a great article/interview with Jane Gardam that ran in the New York Times yesterday. I just love her.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/28/books/jane-gardam-on-her-books-which-capture-a-greater-britain.html?module=Search&mabReward=relbias%3Ar%2C[%22RI%3A5%22%2C%22RI%3A12%22]

Mage said...

Have a ball, and yes it is worth every bit of the time.

Ms Scarlet said...

Please don't give up on the book. If you choose not to publish then at least share it with us.
Meanwhile, have a fab time!
Sx

johng1962 said...

Pat!! Perlease!! xx

Nea said...

You'd have to go a long way to beat my absenteeism!
Glad the cruise went well, Norway is stunning.
Good luck with the tablet, after 2 years with mine I do find it easier to use than my computer, even when it comes to typing. I hope you don't give up on the book, but understand that it is a daunting task.
Have a lovely time with your family.

xxx

giveitanothergo said...

Enjoy the break Pat

Guyana-Gyal said...

I agree with Granny Annie! When you're ready, the urge to write will bite again, and you will finish it.

I hope you have a lovely time :-)

Jan said...

There's a competition here for a personal memoir:

https://www.mslexia.co.uk/whatson/msbusiness/ncomp_active.php

Closing date September. First prize £5k, the 6 shortlisted get help in getting published.

It just arrived in my in box and I thought of you.

Have a lovely break.

Jan

Pat said...

Jan: thank you for that. I'll definitely give it serious thought.

About Last Weekend said...

You've written that much ? Awesome, you"ve probably already done this, but please tell us what it is about - your memoirs?
I do remember someone famous coming to visit you about the book.
yes I don't want to think about editing or agents its hard enough to do the writing.

Pat said...

ALW: a lot of words but written over a number of years.
Yes it is a memoir, or memoirs. I have to make up my mind to give it one last bash but these days I've hardly time to spit and when I have I nod off.