Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Stories and pork pie mysteries

Was delighted to see last night that my piece of flash fiction, “A vegetable year”, is now on the Storytellers’ Café site – hope you enjoy the read. I was obviously in feminist mood … The site itself is great and well worth a browse – some marvellous stories and excerpts on there from some top-notch writers. I particularly loved the FAQs section. Now if only someone would tell us the answers, eh.

This morning, I am still neck-deep in marketing projects, some of which involve copy typing (hurrah!) which I love. It’s the ideal opportunity to look busy whilst not having to think. My perfect job indeed. Now if only I can get through the whole day like that.

This lunchtime, I’ve had a wonderfully relaxing time in my Pilates class – bliss! – and then tonight it’s Scottish country dancing. Which will sadly be the last time I can go for about three weeks, what with holiday, two launch parties (one being mine) and half-term coming up. Goodness me, by the time I come back I shall have forgotten everything entirely. Hmm, that’ll please our tutor for sure.

And later on it’s the joys of “Torchwood”. I am so excited I can hardly wait! Sadly … Lord H is excited too, as the focus is on Tosh (ah, in so many ways …) tonight and he’s rather fond of her.

Ooh and, talking of Lord H, I am now officially Shocked of Godalming: having been married for 15 years (15 years, mind you!!), the man of my dreams has finally summoned up enough courage to tell me he doesn’t like pork pies. This in spite of the fact that I have been regularly getting them for him as a treat for all this time!!! Men!! What is it about them?! Why won’t they communicate? Am I such an ogre? No, don’t answer that … But I am definitely going to upload all these questions onto my own personal website FAQs section, just as soon as I can work out how to put the darn thing up. Sigh!

Today’s nice things:

1. The Storytellers’ Cafe
2. Dancing
3. Torchwood.

Anne Brooke
Anne's website
Goldenford Publishers


Jan said...

Enjoyed your juicy tale... ( OR should that be crunchy?
And as for Pork Pies ...I wonder where he's squirreled them all these yrs?

Anne Brooke said...

Thanks, Jan! And I hadn't thought of that - I shall search!!


Anonymous said...

Yes, dear God, what is it about men and communication?

How is that the female can do it to varying degrees, but the male can only look it up in the dictionary when forced to? And then not understand how to implement the meaning...

Yes, I am a woman scorned!

Nik Perring said...

Congrats on the story, Anne.

Hmm, I'm not much a pork pie fan either. ;)


Anne Brooke said...

I know what you mean, CFR - sympathies coming your way!

And don't panic, Nik - I promise not to send you any pork pie presents!

Hugs, both


Lover of Books, Films and Good Coffee Shops Everywhere! said...

I had a similar situation with Peter. For years I thought that mushroom soup was his favourite so when ever we had soup, I would give him mushroom and I'd have some other flavour. Until one day in a supermarket I was choosing soup and said 'better get your favourite then' and he said 'eh, actually I'm not that keen on it' -it's one of life's mysteries as to why nothing was said before.

Anne Brooke said...

They're twins, I tell you!!! Twins!!! Was is it about that family???!!!