(The random nature of my posts reflects my state of mind)
My much neglected vegetable plot and greenhouse are managing fine without me, and still supplying pickings.
In August I meant to clean and re-stain all our external and internal woodwork. I finally started a couple of weeks ago.
There’s an awful lot of it, and a lot of other important commitments, so I am like a jack-in-the-box – out if the sun shines, in doing other stuff the instant it looks like rain. I have become weather alert, but this had me foxed.
The bits that are done look good, but most of the porch and the left-hand run of windows are still to finish.
In between my other commitments there are the other, other commitments – four lectures in four different towns (I’m getting a little less fearful with each one) – and one more to go (with others in the pipeline).
Surviving the Death Railway is travelling the world – thank you to all my fellow bloggers who have bought copies, and to Sally Cronin for generously writing about my work and to Rod on Fragmented Mind for his wonderful review.
Photo for Linda – what I did when I was told to be careful of the geese.
Delighted to help get your amazing book showcased.. a huge amount of work went into it and it deserves every boost it can get..
You are so kind, when I know you are flat out on your home-moving-in!
Never too busy for the good things in life Hilary. xx
I am so glad your book is becoming the success it deserves to be, Hilary!!
Thank you, I am very happy. I have no idea if it is selling more than a few copies here and there, but the people I care about have got them and seem very satisfied. I could not ask for more.
Love the photo of the geese – they look terrified!
They are certainly heading for the hills – perhaps I looked to them like a goose ghost, who can say?
I agree with Mary Smith, the geese were scared of you. Too funny.
You’re right, it is funny. When I met only four geese a few years ago and they approached me, honking, I couldn’t get away fast enough. I can’t think why I wasn’t running the other way then.
Perhaps you were (as we all were) in some ways smarter then. Love that photo, Hilary.
Smart? Foolhardy? Who can say? I have an idea I just wanted to make friends, but they didn’t understand.
Your produce is perfect for a stew, salad or …a good curry. But, I know there is a problem with boarding school memories hiding in the background. So glad your latest book is doing well and you deserve all the praise it is getting.
Yes, we have been having both stews and salads. Rice looks pretty cooked with red peppers too. I don’t honestly know how the publishers are doing with my book, but I have sold most of the copies I bought from them and I am thrilled with the feedback I have been getting, so I am happy.
Your veggies look so good. I’m glad you are still harvesting. Cleaning and re-staining…. urgh. Tiresome job. And gosh I love those clouds! Like bits of cotton wool flung about the sky. 🙂
Funnily enough, I am enjoying the cleaning and re-staining. It is also a good displacement activity, with a feeling of achievement while we are hanging about waiting for test results.
I’d say you doing a great job of walking like a goose, Hillary. No wonder the geese were excitable. Glad to hear your book is going well. –Curt
Ah, that maybe exactly what I was doing, trying to copy them.
Seems you’re pestered by all your followers for special images, dear Hilary ! 🙂
I’m SO GLAD your latest book is so successful: you deserve every bit of it – and much more.
Linda put up a funny story about geese (https://nutsrok.wordpress.com/2016/10/13/sauce-for-the-goose/comment-page-1/#comment-29793) and I couldn’t resist. I don’t want to overplay the book’s success, I’ve sold most of the copies I bought from the publishers, but I don’t have much idea of how well the publishers are doing. Though wonderful blogging friends across the world have bought it, so that is amazing.
Rubbish. It is the book’s due. I have spoken.
Wonderful, I have complete faith in your judgement.
That picture is delightful. I am Reblogging!
Thanks, I like to see that I was brave once. It is one of those rare occasions when family legend is backed by photographic evidence.
Great last photo, Hilary! Such a storytelling photo. Congrats on all your achievements, including the book, of course, but also the house and home ‘bits’ that you’ve taken care of. From what I see, the bits look great!
Finally, I’m glad you’re becoming more comfortable with the lectures and readings. I know how that is.
Thank you. You set me a great example of courage and persistence.
I love the mint colour you chose. Glad you’re enjoying your presenting more. Happy for you 😊
Thanks, as you know so well, practise is the answer. Glad the colour works for you.
You with the geese aged four, I am guessing. This is precious and priceless 🙂
My husband has this copy because it makes him laugh, there were more in the sequence, I think I was aged about three (I went to Gibralter when I was four).
Looking good (and I think we must see the rest of the pictures with the geese!)
Ah, they would be in the family album (many volumes made of manilla folders) in the ancestral home! I will look next time I visit my brother.