Pocoyo & Richard III

I am profoundly grateful to Stephen Fry for his wonderful narration for Pocoyo. That is all. Well, it’s not all, but it was important to say. :) I assume you all know by now that it *was* Richard III buried in the Leicester car park, which I think is enormously awesome. And also, as has been clear from Twitter all day, a great source of jokes: “A hearse! A hearse! My kingdom for a hearse!” “Richard III has finally been declared “1485 Hide ‘n Seek Champion”.” and my current favorite,…

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small world

Ted, whose employer is a company that contracts tech support for Microsoft, just met the global head of customer experience for Microsoft, who is from Kenai and graduated the year before I did. Cue the song. :)

Shao Lin cows

Ted and I went for a walk this morning, and during the walk I said there were a lot of signs of cows being on the path (namely cow flop all over the place), but I’d never /seen/ one, and there were very few places which seemed convenient, even for a none too smart cow, to get from the fields to the path. It all led to a discussion of them being ninja cows and then ultimately decided they were perhaps Shao Lin cows. We were out this afternoon, on…

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nibs & nobs

I am hugely relieved to have put the short story off until the end of the month. I’ve got almost 10K written on it, but it’s just not gelling yet, and there’s a long way to go before it’s done. I’ve printed it out and will be poking at the manuscript for the next few days, but in the meantime I’ve also begun the sixth Walker Papers novel*, tentatively titled RATTLESNAKE DANCES and henceforth referred to as RD. 1200 words done, 108,800 to go. :) (Except this is just the…

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My husband has come up with yet another absolutely brilliant book/series idea. I will *never* catch up.