Thursday, January 20, 2011

Busy Day

1/ worked on PR campaign for new book

2/ practised sax

3/ attempted to deliver manuscript to copy-editor while en route to Zoe’s house but was so engrossed by feature about Hattie Jacques on  Woman’s Hour on car radio that drove right past copy-editor’s house, and forgot until much too late to turn back

4/ admired Zoe’s jumble-sale booty that she bought on Saturday for use in her craft work

zoe and lux

Zoe holding her niece, Lux – photo by Isaac

5/ went to Waterstones in Sheffield to check out book covers and fonts used on same, receiving expert advice from Zoe on which fonts appeal to which socioeconomic strata

6/ chatted with (very helpful) Darren behind the counter about my new book

7/ complained to the Rowan Wools lady at John Lewis (Coles to Sheffielders) about the way Zoe’s home-knitted jumper has pilled. Rowan lady receptive, charming, helpful and effective. Hooray for Rowan lady and Rowan!

8/ pleasant lunch with Zoe

9/ advice to Zoe on current craft project

10/watched  Neighbours on the net while recuperating on Zoe and Brian’s bed

11/ watched Koala Brothers and Little Robots on TV with Gil (4)

12/ played with fire engines, camper vans and air ambulances  (and Gil) on the stairs

13/ talked to Tate about the Pioneer space craft and the meaning of the plaque on the side of it

13/ played exciting game of hide and seek and became so tightly wedged between the piano and the wall I thought I would be there till Zoe came home and yanked me out. Fortunately this was not necessary

14/ played hilarious game of all-together-land with Gil which entailed being tied tightly to each other with a red rope and attempting to walk

15/ tasty tea with Zoe and Brian

16/ monthly discussion group at friend’s house with three close friends

17/ bed

18/ phew

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