Thanks to Viklit and her team of co-hosts;
LG Keltner @ Writing Off the Edge
Katie @ TheCyborg Mom
CaffeMaggieato @ mscoffeehouse
So, I am celebrating;
- An old school friend is coming to stay. We have known each other for, *pause for quick mental calculation* 37 years - wow! Looking forward to catching up and then she and her family are going to house/animal-sit for us for a few days while we go away for a holiday!
- Editing - dived into revisions this week and made some unexpected progress. I say progress - not in actual words written so much, but in a plot change. I'm quite excited about the changes, even though it will mean extra revisions, but I think it will make the story much stronger. Deleting whole sections of your work can be scary but weirdly liberating at the same time!
- Finally getting my Christmas present! Last weekend we went to London to see Phantom of the Opera. It was the first West End Musical I saw twenty something years ago and I have always wanted to see it again, so was very excited when I received tickets last Christmas. It was well worth waiting for and every bit as good as I remember. The songs are still whizzing around my head and bursting out at odd moments! Much to family's consternation as I can't sing a note - not in tune anyway!
- Whilst we were in London we popped along to Trafalgar Square and saw the bright blue cockerel as featured in Hilary Melton-Butcher's recent post. On route we also saw the Glockenspiel and, like Hilary, we stood watching while it chimed for 5 minutes. Hilary has much better pics of it than I do, so head to her blog if you want to see it. Thanks for the tip Hilary.
Well, not a bad lot of celebrations. As I said, I plan to take a couple of weeks away from the blog to enjoy extra time with friends and family. Hopefully, when I return, I will feel refreshed and have some more interesting things to blog about. I will hop around a few blogs today and possibly over the weekend and then I will catch up with you all mid-August. Can you even believe it's the 1st of August today?
Have fun, stay safe, see you soon.