Friday, 28 December 2012

After the party

We've just got back from our Christmas camping adventure and it looks like someone  had a party in our absence! (If he thinks getting his little friends to climb the tree and pretend to be baubles is going to fool me he can think again.)

We had a lovely time. Our Christmas meal was a Bangladeshi feast in my favourite restaurant (not sure if it's a good or a bad thing my fave eating place is 150 miles away) As our main course came out a waiter brought extra chairs to our table. These were to hold some of the side dishes that wouldn't fit on the table but if they'd been for extra people to help us eat it, we'd still have had plenty.

My lovely Gary gave me a kindle paperwhite and I also got some money so I'll be able to buy books for it ... which do you suggest?

If you're looking for something to download yourself, then Not a Drop to Drink is free from Smashwords, or you could buy Paint Me a Picture, Escape to the Country or one of my short stories from Alfie Dog.

Teresa is giving away a collection of short stories (and if you visit her blog for details of how you can help a horse sanctuary for free)

36 comments:

  1. That's The Sphere, Alex. He pretends to be my muse.

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  2. You didn't let him loose whilst out of the house did you !

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    1. He's been so well behaved lately I thought it'd be OK.

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  3. Glad you had such a great trip, Patsy - that sphere certainly knows how to enjoy himself!

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    1. Yes - he has friends round, gets in a round of drinks, let's the alcohol circle-ate.

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  4. How wonderful to have a muse to bounce your ideas off - literally!

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  5. Glad to hear you had a great Christmas, Patsy. :) Enjoy your Kindle!

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  6. I love that he's brought mini-hims to hang on the tree!

    I got a Kindle too, but I must admit I had mine early and it's filling up fast :-) I've just read There Must be Horses by Diana Kimpton on mine which I heartily recommend (even though it's for young people).

    Thank you for the plug :-) x

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    1. I suspect mine will fill up very quickly too, Teresa.

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  7. Camping? Did you say camping??? Ouch!

    You youngsters....sigh.

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    1. Frances, I did say camping, yes - but that's not quite what I meant. We were in our lovely cozy campervan, not a tent. It's still quite an odd way to spend Christmas, but it's not totally mad.

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  8. LOL! Love the return of the Big White Ball. :)

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    1. I think he likes to be back, Linda (hard to tell, he's not that expressive)

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  9. Great to see the sphere has been let out of the shed. Enjoy the kindle. Too many good books to mention. Anything by P.G. Wodehouse I'd say, or Norah Roberts, or Maeve Binchy. Happy New Year Patsy and thanks for your lovely blog.xx

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    1. I do like Wodehouse (read them all, I think) and Roberts - the JD Robb stuff anyway, haven't read much of her other work so I'll take a look at those and see if they appeal. Only read one Binchey story so that's someone else to try. Thanks, Suzy.

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  10. Lucky you to get a kindle. I was hopeful...however I did receive a couple of book tokens...now to decide what to order....thinking of OU text book Creative Writing.Edith x

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    1. I was lucky, Edith. Book tokens are good too though.

      Are you doing the course or planning to use the books on your own?

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  11. Old up, did you really have an Indian for Christmas dinner?

    Xx

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    1. Yep. Loads of it - including mango kulfi for dessert. Yum.

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    2. Wow, good for you! :)

      Sounds much better than our dried up turkey lol

      Xx

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    1. No, Tammy. I'm not entirely sure what it is, but it doesn't seem substantial enough to use for that.

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  13. It's probably a very good thing that your favourite restaurant is that far away, given the portion sizes you stated :-) Happy New Year!

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    1. I think you're right, Annalisa.

      Happy New Year.

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  14. Sounds like your Christmas lunch was different! Glad you had fun. I got a kindle too so am busy downloading loads of awesome books to read, Including Escape to the Country.

    Happy New Year!

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    1. It was different, Suzanne. That's what we wanted this year.

      Hope you enjoy Escape.

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  15. Now if it had handles one might take it for a Bouncy Ball. As it hasn't any one can only assume it's a fallen moon. Happy 2013 Patsy.

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    1. I love the idea that he's a fallen moon, Lizy. I expect he once orbited a beautiful and fictitious planet.

      Happy New Year.

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  16. I thought the white sphere was Rover from the original 1967 series of 'The Prisoner'. Last time I was down on the beach at Portmeirion I was most disappointed not to be chased by him.

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    1. My sphere seems entirely friendly, Jacula and rather too lazy to chase anyone.

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