Alrighty then, another week gone.
Here in Queensland our borders have closed again to visitors (and Queenslanders returning) from NSW and Victoria, but we currently have just 11 active cases. My heart goes out to Victorians who are in a strict Stage 4 lockdown. It sort of doesn’t seem right to be living quite close to normal when nothing about their day to day is normal. It’s a tough call, I guess.
Anyways, onto the five:
2. I want this poster
3. Swanky new website
My author website has had a refresh and a lift and looks (in my humble opinion) fabulous. You can check it out here.
Because I was in the mood for ticking boxes I also:
- uploaded I Want You Back to Amazon for pre-order – It will be available from September 29.
- uploaded Careful What You Wish For to Amazon for pre-order – it will be available from November 14
- Uploaded Baby, It’s You and Big Girls Don’t Cry to be formatted for print. They will both be available for ordering in print from your favourite booksellers from 1 October.
The preorder links are here, and both I Want You Back and Careful What You Wish For will be available in all other retailers (including Kobo and in print) following the Amazon publication date. Watch this space for details.
I didn’t do the day job thing on Friday so spent the day recording some voiceovers for RWA’s virtual award ceremony and ticked a heap more boxes besides.
After seeing all the little ticks in my journal I am feeling really quite chuffed with myself, but I’m mentally exhausted. There’s still a lot more to do over the next month – aside from the virtual conference we have the AGM coming up in RWA, an all-day strategy and planning session, plus I’m contracted to ghost-write some horoscopes over the next couple of weeks…and that’s before I factor in the day job. #headdownbumupfingersonkeyboard
My friend Sue Loncaric has launched a new podcast titled Women Living Well After 50. Sue is an absolute inspiration to me and so many others and her new podcast is a prime example of that.
I’ve also been listening to Myths and Legends on Richard Fidler’s Conversation Hour this week. From the inspiration behind Wonder Woman to Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology, Irish folk tales and the dark origins of fairytales such as The Little Mermaid. It’s great listening and you can find the conversations here.
I’ve also just found this one – Postcards From Midlife – and am glad that I did. You can find it here.
5. In the Kitchen
Some hits and some misses this week.
I made Nigella’s Korean Keema (hit), James Martin’s Curried Cauliflower Soup (hit), and Half-Baked Harvest Thai-style Sweet Potato and Lentil Curry (hit) – although I really must write the recipe up as the ads on the website slow everything down, suck the power from my laptop and do my head in.
I also made salmon laksa with some of Life’s Good curry paste (if you can’t get it in person on the coast they do mail order) and baked some lemon and rosemary shortbread and some cardamom shortbread – both of which were, as always hits. The biggest hit of the week though was Sunday night’s supper – James Martin’s creamy sausage gnocchi. Sooooooooo good, and the best gnocchi I’ve ever made. #justsaying
The miss? Nigella’s Old Rag Pie. As fabulous as it looked, it really wasn’t for us. I said why on the latest instalment of The Nigella Diaries. I made it for our Destination Greece night – which also included some butterflied lamb, roast potatoes with oregano and feta, and a Greek salad.
Okay, that was my week…how was yours?