I'm sorry if you commented on a post which has now vanished. Something went wrong with my last post in draft mode, I messed around with the HTML and now I can't make it appear on the feed. And then my mum complained that she was trying in her motherly way to read my blog, but the blog just kept jumping about in a crazy way and doing crazy things.
Yes........craaaaa...zzz...eeeee things. ...
So I'll rewrite the post and put it up another time, because it had some good stuff in. Meanwhile, I'll tell you what I did today.
You'll guess it wasn't a very exciting day when I say that T mending the vacuum cleaner was a high spot. Still, ONE interesting thing happened. I learned that the Japanese translator of my book is planning a trip to England and wants to meet me when she's here. She's travelling with a friend who has a tea house in Japan, and her friend read my piece here about Newens Maids of Honour Tea Room. Now, she wants to visit. So we'll all be meeting up at Newens and eating these... !
Yum! Should be fun! And maybe I can pick up some Japanese cookery tips. But that's not for a few weeks.
I also had a long chat with V about how to make money in a recession. Times aren't too easy for anyone freelance or creative, although we keep going. V and I will be working together on a project in July and that's what I'll be settling down to when I get back from my next trip, very soon.
I've been doing the detailed planning which always goes into a trip. I have three coming up, none of them very big but all of them needing planning.
Which leaves, as I said, the high spot today as the mended vacuum cleaner. It mightn't sound much to you but I am dee-lighted. (that's me, below)
I'll leave you with a link and a video which make me laugh. The link is Suldog's commencement speech - the kind of speech we all wish could happen in real life.
The video below came from a German TV comedy series called "Knallerfrauen" and I spotted it on Sonya Ann's blog. The gags in the show are very visual so you don't really need to speak German to figure it out. But as far as my cribbed-up German goes, I understand that she's asking Papa how he likes the iPad she got him for his birthday, and is he getting the hang of the apps, etc? He says, yes, fine. But what are apps? Oh, and mind out of the way....