Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Shaken and stirred!

I wondered what was happening at 12.59 am. I was deeply asleep and then suddenly awake with the bed shaking. I was vaguely aware it might be an earth tremor, but in that sudden awakeness that is so surreal, it could have been anything. George barked and I lifted him into the bed - as much for my comfort as his safety. I lay staring at the ceiling afterwards making each muscle relax, I was wound up like a very taught spring.

I checked the news this morning; an earthquake with the epicentre just north east of Market Rasen. Not far away then. 5.2 on the Richter scale, a significant quake felt across the country. A feeling of relief, I wasn't going loopy, it wasn't some Harry Potter-esque dark force, and it wasn't just me that had been shaken and stirred. Pheww!

George and I caught up on sleep, bathed in the warm rays of the sun.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Blogging and biscuits

I can't believe I haven't blogged since November. I guess life just took over and got in the way. I have been quite busy though launching a new website,, creating a workshop Everything you need to know about doing your own book publicity (see details on the new website), networking like crazy (mostly on Ecademy), gathering publicity clients and making biscuits.

I baked biscuits and cakes for all my friends at Christmas and remembered how much I love baking. When I can get the bloomin' digital camera to work I'll post some mouthwatering pics.

Henceforth I am now Baking Diva - move over Nigella Lawson!