Hi there, it's 'm indoors writing a quick note on 'er upstairs behalf. Poor dear, she's been in a lot of pain with a suspected slipped disc for the last six weeks and can't sit at her workdesk for very long. And it's all been happening just at this most inconvenient time.
First the good news, 'Lands Beyond the Sea' has been shortlisted for the Romantic Novel of the Year in Oz so as it's the first time the old girl has been nominated for anything - apart from the oldest swinger in town -we have decided to make another journey to the other side of the world this year and see what it's all about. Melbourne in winter, that could be fun, even in summer you can get all four seasons in a day but we do love the city itself and it will give us a chance to visit their wonderful art gallery once more.
The bad news? Well, apart from Tam's back I suppose there isn't any. We will miss most of our August break with friends in Cornwall and I do have to go on a boozy weekend in France on my own but if we can repair Tam's back and the pain killing steroids don't result in her growing a beard then the future looks bright. Here's hoping she will be back to write the blog herself very soon so I can get on with the important work of writing lists of jobs which I probably won't ever do.