We meet a sixteen year old Malamute called Nikki who is in rude health.
Meet Hannah for a coffee. It’s great to see her.
I give her Philippa Gregory’s The Last Tudor and she gives me the new Alan Hollinghurst The Sparsholt Affair which opens in Oxford in the 1940s. Can’t wait to read it: it’s meant to be brilliant and I love Hollinghurst.
We have a short walk: it’s an unseasonably warm, sunny day.
Have lunch and watch a programme about the young Prince Philip which is great.
Do Body Scan Meditation and sleep.
Write Memoir which now stands at 40,098 words. So pleased with self!
Going for a romantic date with self to see the new Kristin Scott Thomas film The Party.
Listening to Leonard Cohen’s Popular Problems.
Had better get dressed and get going: the film is at 6.30pm and it’s 5.25pm now.
Happy Tuesday everyone!
*2014. Song by Leonard Cohen. Appears on the 2014 album Popular Problems.q
It’s a tough Spin class today: high end endurance The Boss says. You can see us in the attached photo. The Boss is sporting one of the new Cyclezone hoodies. Have just purchased one. They’re lovely. Get yours here:
The trees outside the Spin studio look beautiful: see above. It’s definitely autumn now.
Push self hard at Spin, here is graph:
My friend gives me a lift home which is nice and we have a chat. Meet Mum in the village and buy some more lemon squash and Graze protein bites which are lovely.
Have a bath on return home.
Mum’s friend comes round for lunch and then do my Body Scan and I have a long sleep: don’t wake up till 5.15pm.
Work a bit on the Memoir: am up to 35,014 words now.
This makes me laugh:
The fluffy monster is a feline genius: he has worked out how to use his new microchip-activated flap on his own.
The attached photo is with The Boss and my instructor.
It’s 6.43pm. Had better go and see if Mum needs any help with supper.
Happy Thursday everyone!
*1940. By Eric Knight. Novel about the long journey a rough collie undertakes to be reunited with her young owner after the family are forced to sell her. Filmed as Lassie Come Home starring Elizabeth Taylor in 1943.
Despite the fact that I’ve spent All Day deleting Thousands of photos, WordPress won’t let me upload any photos. It says there’s no space. Do I need to go through WordPress photos deleting them or what elsse can I even do.
It’s 6.57pm and supper’s at 7pm so I’m just going to scribble this.
Have made it back to the Memoir and am now up to 34,232 words.
Also make it back to Spin today after ten whole days off and it was tough.
Do Body Scan Meditation and sleep till 5pm. The fluffy monster has been sleeping under my chair.
Training is terrible today: see above lateral raises with resistance band. There are also weighted lunges as well as leg press. Somehow survive. See also attached photo.
The Editor of a poetry magazine wants to publish some of my poems and an interview with me. She found me through this blog so all the blogging has been worth it. Am so pleased that some of the poems will soon be reaching a wider audience.
The fluffy monster sent us this photo of himself having his extra cuddles at the Cattery:
Will see my fluffy tomorrow. Can’t wait to cuddle him all over.
Return to the Memoir after a week off and it’s tough getting back to it but force self. It now stands at 32,573 words.
Watch last night’s Victoria at lunchtime.
Have been wearing New Chap’s sweater. I miss him.
Need to unload the dishwasher and make supper.
Happy Monday everyone!
*2016. By Robin Talley. Young adult novel.