Friday, May 19, 2006

Golfing ladies

A very good day today. Spent the morning doing marketing and PR for Goldenford (, as well as writing up the minutes from earlier in the week. Then played nine holes of golf with Marian over lunch time at the local club. It's great to get back into the swing (yes - pun deliberate) of it again - I'm sure we're much more relaxed without the menfolk, much as though we love them. And also it's much better playing during the day - now that Marian is retired - as we don't have to queue for the holes. In fact, apart from us, there was only a couple of men in front. Very enjoyable.

Visited Gladys from church on the way home - rather frail today, but over the moon that she'd managed to get five books out of the library on her weekly shopping trip. Some of them are rather racy - but knowing her, she'll enjoy that. And a jolly good thing too. Who ever said old ladies are staid? Not to my knowledge!

Have decided to concentrate on novels, and go easy on the short story competition entries for a while. With that in mind, I did more work on "The Gifting" and found myself really enjoying the writing - which I haven't been able to do for a while. A pleasant - and very welcome - surprise indeed. And I think - I hope - the result is all the better for it. Simon's journey is beginning to grip me a little more each day. He hasn't had the same wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am effect that some of my previous main characters have had, but he's certainly making his presence known - if more subtly.

Wrote a poem on the moon for Writers' News ( and posted onto UK Authors ( and Writewords ( for comments.

And Friday night is TV comedy night - what could be nicer? Oh, and by the way, yesterday's trip to the theatre to see Edward Albee's "Three Tall Women" was so dull we ran away in the interval. Not something we do very often. No doubt - and bearing previous experience in mind - this means that the Surrey Advertiser theatre critic will praise it to the skies. She's a woman with very strange tastes indeed on occasion!

Anne Brooke

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