|Taking a walk with my best friend, |
It's also a way of telling you that this will be my last blog post for some time although, of course, I will let you know when Moira's and my novel, SMALL WHITE DOG, is accepted by a top literary agent. More of that in a moment.
First, I'll return to the subject of my last post [28th June]. Here are my recommendations for handling the situation:
|You didn't bring Monkey, did you?|
- step away from it. Tell the receptionist you can't wait any longer and will call to reschedule an appointment; OR [my personal choice]
- make a stand. Take up a position where you are visible to your stylist and his clients. Maintain a taut stance and low growling for about a minute, then walk away in a dignified manner and return to the sofa in the reception area. Sit on the sofa and stare fixedly at the stylist and his selfish clients until they get the message. Repeat as necessary.
You can employ these strategies in many different situations.
Back to the subject of my and Moira's proposed sabbatical - I'm very excited about the prospect! Moira has come up with a new idea for a novel and she has invited me to collaborate with her again.
This will be an interesting experience for me, as I won't be featuring in the story and I will have to use my imagination this time. However, Moira believes that my insights into human behaviour will, once again, prove invaluable and we will be retreating to my country house in Hampshire to begin work next month.
I hope you all have a very happy time over these summer months. If you are thinking about good reads to take away on holiday, I recommend Broken by Daniel Clay and any of the Jim Stringer Mysteries by Andrew Martin. And SMALL WHITE DOG when it's published!
RECIPE OF THE WEEK
MUSIC OF THE WEEKPieces of Manderley by Loveshadow (feat Reblaw27)
I'LL BE BACK ...