Tuesday, July 15, 2008

I'm back

Well it's been almost a month and what better way to mark my return to blogging than meeting up with a crowd of fellow writers and bloggers?

The Novel Racers held a meet in London on Saturday and it was wonderful to meet in real life so many people who I already felt I 'knew' from blogging. They were, without exception, just as lovely as I'd expected and the conversation flowed freely on the fifth floor of Waterstone's, Piccadilly. A great afternoon.

You will also be impressed that I considered the credit crunch and bought no books at all in Waterstone's, though I did treat myself to a pretty little notebook decorated with an antique style butterfly design. Although it was tempting to shop and party on into the evening with those Novel Racers who were staying in Central London, I decided to go home, probably just as well as son 1 arrived home shortly after me, feeling rather ill with a nasty virus.

I still have virtually no time to write for a few weeks, but the Novel Racer meet has invigorated and inspired me and I am looking forward to getting back to work seriously in the autumn.

Three notable things:

1. Son 2 has no school transport for the next two days due to a council strike so I am going to let him stay home, rather than battle dangerously through the rush hour traffic with a child who tries to exit the car each time it grinds to a halt in a traffic jam.

2. Train tickets have been booked for son 1 and I to visit the grandparents at the end of August, provided everyone concerned is well enough.

3. The knee-height grass in the back garden has been hacked back by Hubby, but our garden and our house are both beginning to look in need of some TLC, for which we currently have neither the time nor funds. One day...


Jenny Beattie said...

Cathy, it was lovely to meet you in London. Hope to see you next time. JJx

Casdok said...

How wonderful to meet with fellow bloggers! And you didnt buy a book!!!
Hope son 1 feels better soon.

CL Taylor said...

It was lovely to meet you too Cathy. Such a shame I only briefly got to talk to you when we were leaving though. Next time! :o)

Lane Mathias said...

Welcome back Cathy! It was lovely to meet you:-)

I didn't buy any books either. Weren't we restrained!

Hope Son 1 is better soon.

CC Devine said...

Glad to hear that you're all fired up again even if trying to make time to write is a challenge in between everything. Good luck!

Really enjoyed talking to you on Sat.

Anne Brooke said...

Glad you enjoyed the meeting out, Cathy!


Zinnia Cyclamen said...

It was fun, wasn't it? Hope that virus doesn't get to you.

Anonymous said...

I've been popping in to see where you were and now you're back! Glad the meet went well. I hope you manage to get away.

CJ xx

Jackie Luben said...

Glad to see you're back, Cathy. I hope you find more time for writing.

Unknown said...

I am so pleased the meet went so well and so sad I wasn't able to join in being so close - but it wasn't meant to be this time - maybe next. Hope you the writing inspiration sticks close with until you have time.