Saturday, June 20, 2009

Romance and song all the way to the finale

Am very pleased to say that All Romance Ebooks are now stocking both Pink Champagne and Apple Juice and Thorn in the Flesh, and Thorn in the Flesh even (at the moment of typing ...) appears on the front page of All Romance Ebooks, so that's been a bit of a thrill. And a special thank you to Leslie of Bristlecone Pine Press for sorting it all out. What a star!

Also today, my review of Erin Pringle's short story collection, The Floating Order is now up at the Vulpes Libris review site. The collection - and I hope (!) the review - is well worth a read, all the more so as I'm disagreeing with literary review giant Scott Pack in my response to Pringle's work ...

And here's this morning's meditation:

Meditation 153

What turns curse
to blessing
is love;

let the light
wash through you
and pray

to one day know
where you came from
and where you go.

This afternoon, Lord H and I are at our first Glyndebourne event of the season and will be enjoying all the romance and song of Purcell's The Fairy Queen, plus there's a bottle of champagne with my name on it, hurrah! I'm getting my glad rags dusted down even now.

All of which is highly appropriate as tomorrow will be my 45th birthday (hurrah!! So young, and so unspoiled, I hear you cry - or maybe not ...) so the chances of any kind of journal entry are shamefully low and I'll be spending most of my day admiring the roses and (I hope) sunshine of Wisley.

Have a great weekend, everyone, and I'll catch up with you on Monday - which will of course be publication date for The Bones of Summer. Well, gosh!

Today's nice things:

1. A new buying home for Champers and Thorn
2. The Vulpes Libris review
3. Poetry
4. Glyndebourne
5. Champagne!
6. My upcoming birthday
7. The roses of Wisley
8. Only two days to the Bones publication date, hurrah!

Anne Brooke - enjoying days of wine and roses ...


Peter said...

Happy Birthday for tomorrow Anne.

Welcome to the club of 45 - yikes!


Anne Brooke said...

Thanks, Sue - it's a great club if it has you in it!!



Nik Perring said...

Happy birthday!!

Vicki said...

A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun. Enjoy the trip. --Author unknown

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday dear Anne
Happy birthday to you!


Anne Brooke said...

Ooh, thank you, both! A virtual glass of champers is even now heading your way!



Jilly said...

Happy birthday, Anne

Anne Brooke said...

Thanks, Jilly! Hope you're having a marvellous day too :)) Axxx

Anonymous said...

Wishing you the happiest of birthdays Anne! HUGS

Anne Brooke said...

Thanks, Val - am having a superb day for sure. Hope your w/e is marvellous too