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Firstly: Welcome to the final blog post of my little tour for The Unfinished Symphony of You and Me. It’s been a WEEK! Thanks to Victoria, Laura, Eve, Kirsty, Chloe and Kevin for having me. So. My final post. I wrote it last Friday so it’d be all ready for posting today. I thought I’d nailed it. Only I hadn’t. The post was meant to act as a finale to my blog tour, in which me and my book characters talked about things they were afraid of. Today there was going to be a video of me facing a fear … Continue reading
Hi there. HI THERE! Even ‘ho there,’ as my phone wanted me to write. So: the book is out! You can buy it in most places, including online. I’m going to upload a nice blog of pictures of the launch day shortly but for now, here’s info on my blog tour which is already underway. Want to read my book but don’t have it yet? Well this blog tour is for YOU, hobo. I shall be doing exclusive reveals of my cast of characters all week – one per day. Including their best lines and moments. I love these guys … Continue reading
I have been shit at Father’s Day for a long time. (Forever.) Because it’s a made-up thing I decided years ago that I would not celebrate it and my Dad has never seemed to mind very much. On Sunday, Facebook was covered in photos of peoples’ Dads. I laughed: ho ho ho, my Dad would hate to have me rabbiting on about him on social media. Ho ho ho, look how we rise about this commercial nonsense! And then I saw a post by a friend of mine who lost her Dad to cancer ten years ago – I remember … Continue reading
The week has arrived! THE UNFINISHED SYMPHONY OF YOU AND ME IS OUT IN PAPERBACK THIS THURSDAY, 19TH JUNE, and I am so excited about it I woke up at 6.45am today! I never wake up at 6.45am. And so it’s WIN TIME. Lots of you said you fancied a signed copy and/or invite to my launch party, so here’s what you need to do. I’ve popped a little shot of the glorious book jacket over on my facebook page and all I’m asking you to do is to share it on your own FB page. And then tweet me, … Continue reading
Well hi there! The Man and I were well naughty. We went to France for a week and then refused to come home! We stayed for two! We is terrible! We are not terrible. We are wise. The weather was beautiful, the cheese was stinky, the vineyards were stunning, the people were lovely, our little tent was palatial and thanks to a great website someone recommended – coolcamping.co.uk – we stayed in some of the most peaceful, beautiful rural campsites in France. We left for France on the anniversary of me being struck down by ME. Few words can describe … Continue reading
I remember listening to my Mum trying to explain, a few years back, why she loves the BBC’s coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show so much. She watches it every year with such great enthusiasm and joy; anyone making noise while it is on is summarily ejected from the room. I did listen to her reasoning but I did not get it. ‘that’ll never happen to me,‘ I thought secretly. ‘However old I get.’ Only it has, with Springwatch. Friends, I am completely addicted. I love it so much that last night I actually found myself doing a round up … Continue reading
People, I have amazing news. Penguin have been in talks with all the lovely folk who sell my books online and here’s what they’ve agreed: If this video below reaches 1000 hits, they will release the ebook of Unfinished Symphony EARLY. As in, a whole week early. You could be reading it in JUST OVER A WEEK! HEAR ME NOW! Given how many of you have wailed at me about having to wait for this book, I think this is a marvellous little thing. I for one am definitely up for having that little bad boy on my Kindle before … Continue reading
The Man, who was part of a group of men dressed as fairies, met another group of men – these ones dressed as rabbits – back in the early noughties. It was at the Heinekin Cup Final. Everyone was drunk. The fairies and the rabbits bonded. The rabbits gatecrashed the Fairies’ bus and went on an adventure with them. They all met up the next year. And the year after that. And the year after that . . . The fairies have gradually subsided but the French Rabbits live on. They come to the final every year, dressed as rabbits, … Continue reading
I spent a long time not eating sugar because I was suffering the misapprehension that I couldn’t handle it. Of course I could. I can handle anything. I have the POWER! I AM BASICALLY GOD! I am not God. I’ve not even met him. Or her. Or them. Anyway. I’m still exploring the world of dessert, which is such a joy. There’s something a bit shit (as in, monumentally shit) about being the weird one staring tight-lipped at their empty plate at a dinner party while everyone else chows down on some lovely crumble or tart or pie. Or, for … Continue reading
Last night, 11pm. We are lying in bed. Without warning, The Man sits up and exclaims ‘FROTTAGE CHEESE!’ and then dies laughing. This bore no relation to anything we were doing in bed, by the way. It’s just The Man. He is an adorable wazzock, he really is.