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« Reply #4725 on: October 20, 2015, 01:08:28 PM »

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Shame you're not getting into the spirit, Jerry -- you usually have a really good show on for halloween afro

Not sure why it's different this year, though an off-kilter work/life balance is definitely part of it. It kind of feels like there's so much to do already (just to keep up with life), that I don't have time to dream up the madness that goes into a kick-ass Halloween. We are slowing up a but at work though, so I'm aiming to take a couple days off shortly. Trying my hand a building a pneumatic lunging spider this year. I'll post the results if it comes together in time.

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It wasn't a cold hand and there were no musty smells, but it was a good solid hand on the shoulder. Unless a squirrel leapt from a tree and landed on my shoulder I can't explain it. Will be going back next week when I'm next up there :-))

Del, that really is pretty cool (and scary, of course). That's the kind of thing that would've scared the hell out of me when I was younger.
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« Reply #4726 on: October 20, 2015, 06:59:17 PM »

Shame you don't live closer, Jerry -- I've got four 4' air rams sat in my garage with switch gear and hoses, etc., you could have had and put to good use afro
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« Reply #4727 on: October 21, 2015, 04:42:36 PM »

That is a shame, Ed. Definitely could put them to use.  afro
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« Reply #4728 on: December 08, 2015, 09:20:04 PM »

Hey folks! I thought it was about time I got back on here and caught up with everybody smiley

On the subject of Halloween, I got to experience my very first American one this year - my missus lives in Austin and I spent October with her. There were some suitably impressive garden displays, including a zombie Grateful Dead one and another that had a ton of skeleton pirates. We only had four lots of trick or treaters call by our house, though, which was a bit disappointing.

What's everyone up to this Christmas? I'm with my folks in Queensland this year. It is far, far too hot. The plus side to the heat making me want to stay indoors is it's making me feellike using that time constructively to write grin
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« Reply #4729 on: December 08, 2015, 11:05:56 PM »

Morning, Rev - good to see you back here again  afro

Christmas is going to be slightly different this year, because we have loads of family descending and staying on every day except Christmas day, so me and hubby are going to push the boat out and have beans on toast with all the trimmings (ie Worcester Sauce and grated cheese) just because we can  grin
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« Reply #4730 on: December 09, 2015, 03:22:31 AM »

Hi Rev afro

We were booked to go to Sharm El Sheik again at Christmas -- I'm addicted to that blast of sunshine in the depths of winter. But with the security situation in Egypt worstening to the point where ISIS have now brought down a passenger jet, we felt less keen. Nevertheless Thomas Cook, our tour operator, decided they were going to start flying again on 15th December, so we had no choice but to go or lose our money. Then last weekend they suddenly changed policy and cancelled all hols until the middle of Jan. The only hols left were really expensive ones to the Caribbean and places like that, which we can't afford, or the Canary Isles, where the weather isn't guaranteed to be good. A friend of mine went there one year in Jan and it rained the whole time he was there.

So anyway, we're off to the Canaries and praying for good weather. I'm not looking forward to it as much as Sharm, which is paradise, but at least we won't be ending our holiday spread over the Sinai Desert in clumps of burning wreckage, which is always a bonus.

Queensland sounds good, Rev. I still get a lift if it's warm and sunny outside, even if I don't go out in it afro Have fun


Christmas is going to be slightly different this year, because we have loads of family descending and staying on every day except Christmas day, so me and hubby are going to push the boat out and have beans on toast with all the trimmings (ie Worcester Sauce and grated cheese) just because we can  grin

Yeah, you get to the point where all that rich food leaves you wanting something normal. I hope you enjoy it Delph afro
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« Reply #4731 on: December 09, 2015, 06:28:21 AM »

Funny thing, Rev, is that since we met up in a Tesco cafe in Nottingham one time, every time I visit that city I look out for you even though I know that chances of you being there is < 0.000000000000001% hey ho. It's like when I'm in Cheltenham I can't stop myself look out for my dad's Raleigh bike stolen in 1964. One day...
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« Reply #4732 on: December 10, 2015, 04:41:01 PM »

I'm not a big fan of Christmas, I must admit. I'm doing my usual thing of driving people about and trying to keep everyone happy. Looking forward to a few lie-ins once the day itself is done and dusted. My commute sees me up early and driving through the darkness both ends of the day for a few hours, so a chance to watch the sun rise from the comfort of a bed is very enticing.

In other news Robert Hale Ltd, who have published my westerns, have sold up to another company and there's no knowing if the new owners will retain the western imprint. I've got one ready to submit, too. Not sure whether I've missed the boat or not, but I will submit it anyway.
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« Reply #4733 on: December 11, 2015, 02:23:07 AM »

Sorry to hear of the change, Del. With any luck they will keep the same editors and you can carry on as before. Good luck afro
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« Reply #4734 on: December 11, 2015, 11:01:06 AM »

Hello, glad to hear your still around. I guess I should reintroduce myself. I joined in 2008 but had to quit writing shortly after joining to have a baby and rehab my husband. My daughter is in school and I have a blessed two hours a day to myself. I want to restart my writing and hope I can finally be active here. Just a little background on me my name is Dianna and Mooncalled is the title of a Patricia Briggs novel that I LOVED. I live in Oklahoma USA.
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« Reply #4735 on: December 13, 2015, 11:37:34 AM »

Well I sent the novel off... wait and see if I've missed the boat (or if the novel is acceptable) or not.
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« Reply #4736 on: December 13, 2015, 05:09:09 PM »

Hello, glad to hear your still around. I guess I should reintroduce myself. I joined in 2008 but had to quit writing shortly after joining to have a baby and rehab my husband. My daughter is in school and I have a blessed two hours a day to myself. I want to restart my writing and hope I can finally be active here. Just a little background on me my name is Dianna and Mooncalled is the title of a Patricia Briggs novel that I LOVED. I live in Oklahoma USA.

Hi Diana, welcome back, and good luck with your writing afro
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« Reply #4737 on: December 13, 2015, 05:29:48 PM »

Well, glad you're still here...
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« Reply #4738 on: December 14, 2015, 03:12:25 AM »

Well, glad you're still here...

Hi Craig, how's it going?
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« Reply #4739 on: December 18, 2015, 06:58:26 AM »

Looks like the British Western Fiction world continues as normal - just with a different publisher. Just had an acceptance from Crowood Press who have bought out Robert Hale Ltd. So one day in about a year's time my fifth Western: "Dead Man's Eyes" will hit a library near you  :-))
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