Sunday 24 August 2008

This cannot be comfortable!

Now, I know that cats can - and do - sleep anywhere.

But this really cannot be comfortable!

Sometimes, I worry about Archer.

Saturday 16 August 2008

Punts and a chocolate box

Lovely lunch in Cambridge today with Elaine from Random Jottings.

We sat on the Galleria balcony and watched the punts, eating and chatting and then - disaster - no sticky toffee pudding on the menu!

So Elaine consoled herself with the Dutch Apple Flan (with toffee sauce)

and I had ... a Chocolate Box.

Yes, really, it is a divine cube of multiple layers of different textures of chocolate. And it came with toffee sauce and cream.

We both agreed it was a good thing we only met for lunch every six weeks or so...

Thursday 14 August 2008

FAIR DECEPTION ready to pre-order

Wahay! Fair Deception is available to pre-order on the Robert Hale website at £13.29 instead of £18.99. Plus free postage too!

Go to the book description to get in before stocks run out. You won't be sent it until October, mind, but by then you'll have forgotten you ordered it, so the parcel will come as a lovely surprise.

This is the rough of the cover - it's lovely, but by the time the real one comes out I'm hoping the artist will have taken on board my mentioning that Kit has flaxen hair and Susanna's red-gold curls are the source of all her troubles...

Saturday 9 August 2008

Bed and Breakfast?

Now this is something I've never seen before - a whole mass of bees sleeping in the dahlia bed!

These photos were taken about 7 o'clock in the morning - each bee sleeping on its own dahlia flower. They were definitely sleeping, not feeding, because I'd been watching them for half-an-hour or so before it occurred to me to get the camera. As the sun warmed them, they stirred and flew off. By 7.30am they'd all gone.

Very strange.