Thursday, July 15, 2010

Travellers' tales

The travellers returned home at 10am yesterday and at 10.45 I was out of the house to meet the lovely JJ for lunch in London.

After a very easy journey, enlivened by a train driver on the Bakerloo line whose clear, well-spoken announcements made both me and a lady sitting opposite laugh, I arrived at Charing Cross with plenty of time to spare. JJ introduced me to Leon restaurant, which I shall definitely visit again for the healthy fast food. We finished off with coffee in Waterstone's, an ideal location for writers.

Then it was back home to hear about exploits in Florida and look at the photos. Son 2, having been calm whilst they were away, duly threw a wobbly when he returned from school, though that was aimed at YouTube which was misbehaving, rather than at anyone in particular.

I woke up this morning with a new burst of energy towards my writing, as I so often do after meeting other writers. I've returned to the short story that has made me struggle and although it's still not quite there yet, I'm gradually beating it into submission, while Hubby and Son 1 sleep off their jetlag...


Queenie said...

Sounds good, keep beating! ;-)

Cathy said...

I got there in the end. Must be getting my writing mojo back :)

Anonymous said...

Oooh, jet lag, I had it 18 years ago and don't think I've got over it yet!! Sorry I haven't been around for a while - I'm hoping to start catching up again now I have my shades!!

CJ xx

Jenny Beattie said...

Cathy, I'm glad you liked Leon... I can't get enough of that food. It's great to come away from spending time with other writers because it always fires me up too.

Thank you for making the time to come in to see me.


Cathy said...

JJ,I hope we'll be able to do it again soon. x