First of all...
It came, it came, it came! After Amazon telling me they couldn't get a hold of it! (I so knew they'd do that!) I emailed the publishers and demanded (OK, grovelled for) an explanation and was told it had sold out in the blink of an eye so they were rushing a second printing through. I've sat watching Amazon and up went a listing price again, so I cashed in some vouchers and was told it would arrive mid September... but... it's heeeeere! Oh it's here, and it's beautiful, even more so in the, er, flesh so to speak! I can't remember being so excited to get my grubby mitts on a book. Expect a review and lots and lots and lots of drawings.
Next up, talk about omens - I'm taking this as such a good one. Look who has been spotted hopping around the new area...
Many of you will know of my love of crows and this is a silver one! Even Craig, the bird man, says he's never seen one before. You can't really tell from the pictures as they were captured quickly on a mobile phone but he is a real stunner.
Finally (told you it was a quickie) I have to mention the girls and how amazing they have been in amongst all this chaos. OK, they may not have fully appreciated the de-cluttering. (Understatement of the century) But their general attitude and effort in pitching in has been fabulous. Craig also, for being the bloke he is, staying positive and upbeat in the face of stuff flying at us in all directions lately. Quite a lot of it poopy. I may moan about my family of Monsters but I'd never change them for all the tea in China... well, maybe if there was a tea crisis I'd loan one out. I loves my tea I does! Being Mummy Monster is a pretty brilliant thing I have to say :)
And - I may not say it every week. But you lot rock my world... all the time. You know who you are, the people who come back time and again to comment. Who make me laugh, email, tweet or facebook me with links to dirty books, with clips and cartoons that make me laugh or just with a gobful of lovable abuse and an ear (pair of eyes?) for me to whinge and rant at! I appreciate each and every one of you! As soon as I get more straight this end I'll be catching up with you all. Big hugs!
Now be off with you to Virginia's ya big lugs! I've got stuff to do and stew and dumplings to scoff!
Thanks for stopping by! Mwah x