Saturday, 21 July 2012

Enjoying a lazier day, sunny too.

I’m taking it a bit easier today.
I stayed in bed late, reading a book of poetry then spent the morning tidying up.
I’ve decided that if I want to attract love into my life, then I need to make my life more attractive. Loosely translated = take a bit more care with my appearance and try to keep the house tidier. I joined a new dating site yesterday run by Classic fm. The first profile I looked at seemed perfect – tall, bearded, lots in common, so I sent him a message. He came back straightaway saying he’d recently met somebody. Well, at least he bothered to reply.
This evening, I’ve been invited to a birthday BBQ at number 121, down the road. It’s not really my cup of tea which is lucky as I accidentally double–booked myself. That means I can stay at the BBQ for an hour and then go into town for a casino night with Spice. I’ve never actually been in a proper casino. I’ve LOOKED into the one at Santander in Northern Spain and I’ve been to charity evenings where pontoon and other games were played, but that’s about it. The evening consists of a meal, some tuition (!) then we can try our luck in the casino.
As it’s a bit of a walk from the station, I’m planning on getting the train to Leeds then taking a cab so that I can arrive there fresh. Whether I’ll do the same coming home or be even more extravagant and get a taxi ALL the way, time will tell. It depends how well the evening goes.
At the moment, I’m feeling a lot stronger. The only niggle I have is that I’ve felt this way before only to have another juggernaut come along and flatten me. So long as things carry on like this, I’m fairly sure I will have the strength to fight social services, the medical and legal professions, etc. At the moment, everything is on hold until I know which way things are going down in Devon. The problem is, I’ve never been much good at waiting for other people, but I don’t have any choice.
I’ve been writing again, not fiction, not yet anyway, although ideas keep jumping into my head. I’m back working on the follow up book to The Treasury of Ideas. I’m up to 30,000 words now which is good. Next week, I’m going to be working on my Swanwick course. I have a vague idea of what each session will comprise but there’s still a lot of work to do. If you anyone who’s thinking of going, do give them a nudge, even to go for the day. I think it’s an amazing event and would like everyone to be able to sample it.
Note to Jacula. That system is beyond me, far too complicated. It was enough trouble figuring out a whole new email system. Yes, it’s Dexter, the TV series. I used to get FX on my TV package but Virgin took it away, so now I have to either buy or hire the box

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