Wednesday, 5 October 2011

I'm A Guilty Pleasure!


Well, after weeks and weeks of non-blogging due to the crash and burn of my previous computer (very sad as we'd been together for 8 years and knew each other so well) I'm back online! My new pc is very swish and very fast and scares me witless. Hopefully one day we'll grow to love one another. At the moment we're edging round each other warily like children in a new school...

So, I've only one thing to say after my crash and burn experience - Back Up! I'm sure everyone else in the world religiously backs up their work on a daily/hourly basis - but I hadn't. I blame being the delirium of being a new Nanna. (Elle, Topaz and The Doctor are doing amazingly now - I'm still a bit shell-shocked). So, when the kiddies at PC World shook their heads over my old computer I knew I was in trouble... They've managed to retrieve a lot of stuff from the old hard drive but I'm still gnawing my knuckles in shame at things I've lost... So, please, please, please - don't think like I did - oh, it'll be okay - because it might just not be... I'm now backing up like a thing demented.

Anyhow, now I'm back online (thank you to everyone who enquired - and when I've worked out how the new email system works on this computer I WILL reply, promise) I'm going to kick off with a brag (sorry) - hence the post title and the picture...

In the brilliant Peter Robinson's brilliant new novel, Before The Poison, which I was reading in bed, I'm mentioned on page 315!!!! His heroine, Heather, has just settled into her new flat and has spent an evening eating pizza, watching trashy telly and reading a book for the first time in years - "a Christina Jones - a real guilty pleasure..."!!!!

Oh, well, wow! and thank you Peter - especially as you're mega-famous and currently have a series on telly and all. I was so over-excited at the mention that I dropped the book, yelled a lot, scared the cats and woke up The Toyboy Trucker who wasn't best pleased or even the teeniest bit impressed.

As for me - well, I'm preening and showing-off in my usual diva fashion and am telling anyone who'll listen that now I'm not just a New Nanna - I'm also A Guilty Pleasure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

15 comments:

Debs Carr said...

What a fabulous surprise. How exciting to be a guilty pleasure!

Miss Bliss said...

Oooh get you, a guilty pleasure! Great to hear you're back online and hope the whole computer demise hasn't scarred you too much :) I'm currently listening to Love Potions from Audible, whilst trying to work. Tea and cakey and more writing for you, New Nana! Claire xxx

Christina Jones said...

Debs - thank you! I'm so excited about it that I'm going to get it printed on a T-shirt! Cx

Christina Jones said...

Claire - ooooh, I know! Bragging rights being claimed here I can tell you! Hope you like LP on audio - I always think the voices are too posh - but that's because I'm dead common... Right, okay, I'm writing now - honest! Cx

wannabe a writer said...

Hi Christina

Reading your books is definitely a guilty pleasure. Although I listened to Hubble Bubble on audio while cleaning my house to take the guilt element away. Since then though the house has sadly fallen back to it's usual state.

Linda

alzamina said...

Superb....get you! Immortalised in a book - fandabidozi :-)

Have fun with your new computer and remember booting your computer does not mean putting your foot through it!

jill said...

Haha, I have that book - I did an event with Peter Robinson in Abingdon last week. Great fun!

ali said...

you're not one of my guilty pleasures i admit to all and sundry
what great books you write and how much i enjoy reading them

Christina Jones said...

Linda - thanks so much! Glad to have been useful... Er- what's cleaning the house????? Cxxxx

Christina Jones said...

Linda - thanks so much! Glad to have been useful... Er- what's cleaning the house????? Cxxxx

Christina Jones said...

alzamina - Ta muchly - and actually your idea for rebooting sounds pretty darn good to me! Cxxx

Christina Jones said...

Jill - aaaargh!!!! How did I miss that????? I live in Abingdon! Please don't tell me it was while I was away on my long weekend in Jersey???? Am now sobbing.... Cxxx

Christina Jones said...

ali - thank you so much. You're a star and I'm eternally grateful. Cxxx

Lesley Cookman said...

I brag about reading you, too, always have! Sorry about the PC blow up - I think I knew a bit about that, didn't I? Did my emails go missing? Anyway, congratulations on being a "Guilty Pleasure" in Peter's book. Perhaps it will get even more readers? x

Christina Jones said...

Lesley - er better late than never - and thank you so much !!!! Cx