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WEEKEND WAS SUPER

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We are being very spoiled down here in the south as we are having wonderful weather for the last three days, long may it continue.  Today it is 25 in my garden, I have done every bit of washing I could find as I don’t expect many more outdoor drying days.

I had my hair done last week as was getting a bit bored with the blonde.

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On Saturday I was round Jodies for a sleepover, Alfie’s choice and we watched some films.  We also had one of the twins for the night, so it was great to spend time with Jack, what a gorgeous baby and such a happy soul.

The Jack Daniels is a penny jar before someone comments on our choice of toys LOL.

I also did a little maintenance on the camper, there was a bit of brown under the bonnet so I brushed it with a metal brush then sprayed some Hammerite on it, felt very pleased with myself.  Put my bunting up and did a tidy-up of cupboards as got saucepans and cutlery to go in there now.

Once I have washed the new duvet cover that will be put in there.

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So a very productive and enjoyable weekend and it made a pleasant change as usually I spend the weekend indoors on my own, not that I am complaining as I do like my own company.

The new Emoji movie is good fun and better than what I was expecting so I can understand why the kids like it.

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I also finished this book so will do a review tomorrow for you all, it is very good, like all Anne’s stories so look out for this series.  It is set in Guernsey which is a beautiful place to live.

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Looking forward to a ‘getting ready for NANOWRIMO week’ so I will be ready for the 1st November.

Hope you all had a good weekend and may your week be full of sunshine.

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NANOWRIMO – NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH

     

Who is entering this in November?  I do it but I do-not sign up for it as I’m no good under pressure and like to do things at my own speed also when I feel able to but it really does encourage you so that’s all good. If I blog about how I am doing then that also gives me a bit of a push.

I am going to finish my book about my life during November this year if I can but it is also our Folkestone Book Festival and I would like to go to a couple of workshops to-do with writing.  The festival looks bigger and better every year with many good authors taking part.  I am looking forward to meeting Julie Wassmer again and finding out when her next book is being published and hoping I get the chance to review it ready for publishing day.

Have a good weekend everyone and make the most of the sunshine we are going to get in Kent for the next three days!

 

 

OCTOBER 2017

Autumn is well and truly here, the colours of the leaves have changed with many on the ground now.  My front garden is full of conkers that have fallen from the tree, I learnt something the other day from Lynda as she picked some up to take home.  Putting them in the corners of your window sills prevent spiders and webs as they do not like them. I will be trying this out, have you heard of this anyone?

I bought a lovely lampshade the other day for my lounge but I now need an electrician to connect it for me.  At £8 I think it was a bargain.

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I am beginning to think about Christmas presents but also birthdays as I have three of them during the week before Christmas, very bad planning that was but I can only be blamed for one of them but then each of my daughters made the same mistake! Sometimes I find it very hard to buy for the grandchildren as they have everything and clothes are so expensive but at least I can get everything on-line so no going out battling the crowds.  I very seldom go out so home shopping is a life saver for me, my Nan would have loved  shopping on-line as she was in a wheelchair and didn’t get out very often.

 

 

READING THIS NOW

Damaged by Pamela Callow

Looking forward to starting this today.  So many books are part of series now, do you like that or not?  I think it is great if it’s a short series that runs one after the other in the story.  An example of that is Stacey Caflin and the GONE series, that was brilliant and if you have not read it yet then I would recommend it 100%.

 

What are you reading this weekend?  I actually sat out in the garden for a bit this morning, I think it was the last bit of sunshine before we get these supposed rain storms which are coming from the last of the hurricane’s.

Have a weekend doing what you love everyone.

QUARTERHOUSE EVENTS, FOLKESTONE

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What a lot of things happening in Folkestone this Autumn.

The Triennial is well under way and attracting lots of visitors, there are some amazing art objects scattered about, if you can find them all but there is a booklet to help you. Many more events are being put on around the town over the next few weeks.

Then in November we have the Book Festival, I have already booked my tickets for the events I want to attend.  If you have not booked yet then do not leave it too long as they are selling particularly fast this year.  Really looking forward to seeing Julie Wassmer again and asking about her new book that she has just finished.

I love some of these shows coming up at The Quarter House.

Many things to do round Folkestone and with the weather being nice at the moment it makes a pleasant stroll round looking at the wonderful art that is making an appearance in our town  I have also heard that our Banksy will soon be on show, no details where yet but obviously it will be inside a building so no one can de-face it, although why anybody would want to I have no idea.

 

GOING OR NOT

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We are getting a lot of bad winds here in the UK, I think coming from the hurricane’s in America so I have just got my fingers crossed that they don’t cancel the ferry again or that I get stuck over in Jersey.  Well that would be ok as long as I had somewhere to stay I guess, my travel insurance is all up to-date so all good.

With the weather changing and all the flipping adverts for Christmas it makes you realise that summer really is over.

Still got the sore throat, chest and cough and seem to be sleeping a lot but still tired, I am really hoping that once I get to Jersey and chill that I will feel better.  At least I have no timetable to keep to so I can just take it easy and look about or just read or write.

Stay safe everyone in these winds.

UPDATE – UPDATE

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I eventually got through to Condor ferries, the next available seat was Thursday so I have a wait for a couple of days, not sure what to do as was not expecting to be here. I think I will try to get a bit ahead with my book reviews.  The return journey was available so all good.  I changed my stop over in Poole with no problems and the lady was born in Folkestone so I am sure we will have a good chat Wednesday night when I stay in Poole.  I have not had a reply from the lady in Jersey so I have fingers crossed that she can accommodate these changes or I will be sleeping in the car!

As I booked through Direct ferries they will hopefully give me a refund as these tickets are a lot cheaper but I won’t hold my breath as I am sure there will be some clauses that stop me having my money back.

I also have to change the travel insurance in the morning, hope that does not include anymore dramas.  At least I have two days to chill as everything is packed ready to go.

The seats are like plane travel, I guess the time will go quick and it will be breakfast time so coffee and croissant will be much appreciated.  It’s a relatively new boat so that’s good. I had a quick look at the duty-free and the champagne and Prosecco looks a very nice price.

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I am feeling a bit more positive now, I am hoping I can get rid of this chest,throat viral infection before I go and that would make me a very happy Karen.  Really looking forward to going back to the places I went as a child and doing some research for a story to be set in Jersey.

Happy Sunday everyone x