Thursday, 14 May 2015

not-the-day-job

I've been working jolly hard at 'not-the-day-job' as you can see by the rucksack of camera gear I'm carrying.

The occasion was the naming ceremony for  Gosport's shiny new ferry 'Harbour Spirit'. I was very excited that we had a tug escort with water jet for our trip.
It wasn't all fun though. I conducted vital research into the kind of mini cakes I might want to serve at a book launch. With the latest book currently being assessed by a publisher that's something I just might need to know.
Actually the hardest bit was resisting pressing the big red button labelled 'ship's horn'.

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    1. I was very tempted, Alex. We were underway though and as well as annoying our hosts and the other guests I worried I might have been breaking some maritime law.

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  2. It's indeed a tough job

    (RE the horn...I prefer to beg forgiveness than ask permission)

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    1. I didn't even consider asking, Mac - I was sure of the answer.

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  3. Absolutely fabulous! I'm currently working on my review of coffee shops. Not sure how long it will take, but there's no hurry.

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    1. It's very important to be thorough, Maggie. A few hurried sips at each one just won't do.

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  4. Are you sure you didn't press the button, Patsy? Next time you have to - we all expect it of you xx

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    1. I'll have to get myself in a position where I can do it without being a hazard to shipping, Teresa.

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  5. The cakes look pretty, but I fancy those sandwiches. I'm not really a cake person. But chocolate....that's another matter.

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    1. The cakes were very nice, Frances, especially the blueberry ones with mauve cheescake type icing.

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  6. With those cakes and sandwiches to distract you,plus the ferry, I'm surprised pressing the horn button even got considered. :-)

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  7. No, it certainly does not look like all fun. LOL. Great photos, Patsy! Your blog is looking great too.

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    1. You won't believe how hard I worked, Joylene. I don't suppose anyone will!

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  8. Cute cakes, and your picture looks great. Harbour spirit could be the title of your next book.

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    1. If it isn't already a book title it should be, Suzy.

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  9. Enjoy the cakes - not something I see in many countries I travel around! Oh, and good luck with that publisher!

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    1. Some countries don't really do cake, do they, Susan? I suppose if they have plenty of tropical fruits there's not so much need for them.

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  10. Ship's horn? Book launch? Perfect combination!

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    1. Why not, Linda? We had a ship's horn to warn people I was about to walk down the aisle for our wedding ... maybe I should write a book involving ships for that though?

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