Welcome and come on in. Would you like tea or coffee or with the heat we are having perhaps you would like a cold drink. To tell you the truth we are lucky where we are. South of us are in the midst of a heat wave. Temperatures there have been consistently in the high 40’s for over a week. I emailed a friend who told me she would reply later – they had gone camping in the Barrington Tops to try to escape the heat – and she is someone who loves the heat. We are getting beautiful 28 – 31 degrees during the day. If you ask me that is perfect. What I would like is some rain. We are getting very dry.
This week has felt very quiet with our visitors gone although I have been busy with medical stuff for my Mum and of course my book. Nightmare in Paradise. I am organising a road trip, literary lunch, book launch and today I had my first book signing.
I can’t say I was rushed off my feet but I did sell double the number that our ex Prime Minister did a couple of weeks earlier when he took up the same position. At times I felt as though I was an Egyptian market seller that the tourists avoided eye contact with. You can’t engage people if you don’t have that initial contact between eyes. At least I can’t. If I was extroverted I probably could but I’m not. I have learnt from this experience that a sign saying Talk to the author – you don’t have to buy anything – she is bored. would probably have had more people having a chat and that would have been good as the time did at times go a bit slowly.
I have also started on my next project which involves interviewing a 91 year old nurse who had an interesting life. So far I’m not sure where I will go with this or if I will get enough information to use because at that age the memory does start to have some holes.
Despite having a lot more free time I don’t know where it goes. I still haven’t managed to finish a book and I haven’t seen any films.
Now I think I have taken enough of your time – over to you. Have you read any good books or seen any films that should be seen? Looking forward to seeing how your week has been. Thank you for dropping in for coffee, it is lovely to see you. Thanks to eclecticali who is our host of the weekend coffee share.