Friday 13 February 2009
Friday 13th - Lucky For Some
Today - Friday 13th - is The Toyboy Trucker's birthday. He was born on Friday 13th too - so draw your own conclusions... He's been away this week but will be home this afternoon and Elle and I have got cards and pressies and a chocolate and toffee birthday cake waiting, and I've booked a romantic table-for-two at a local hostelry (NOT one that I work in) for this evening.
This will be a very brief post because I'm over my ears in Moonshine - but I wanted to mark the occasion and wish The Toyboy Trucker happy birthday in public so that he knows I love him. I think he doubts it sometimes - especially times like these when I'm stuck at the computer and only grunt. He's a star and I could never do any of this without his support.
Writing news - good, again (blimey, I could get used to this...) - I've made a further sale in Germany!!!! This is just amazing - and shows what a bizarre career this writing lark is. Surprisingly, and completely out of the blue, I've now sold second rights to the German edition of Love Potions to an online bookstore (German - natch) - for another stunning sum. Between ourselves - and as an antidote to the earlier grizzling posts - this week I've actually earned more than TWICE what I earned in the whole of last year. How bizarre (and fantastically lovely) is that??? Friday 13th? Bring it on!!!
Weight Watchers news - this week I've lost 5lbs! I think this is because I've been flat-out with Moonshine and forgotten to eat. Don't care how it happened - am just thrilled that it has and that it means I'm 5lbs closer to squeezing into the m-o-t-b frock.
Wedding news - replies to the invites have flooded back, proving that most people we know are only too happy to leave their offspring for a childfree day (and night) of Bacchanalian revelry. The boys' suits are ready. The bridesmaids' frocks ditto. Elle has her final fitting on March 27th. And there are only EIGHT weeks to go!!!
Now back to Moonshine with renewed enthusiasm. Well - almost...