Monday 29 September 2008

I Like My Postman

I phoned R from work today (anything to stop bookkeeping for a moment) and asked if the postman had been.
"Yeeeessss," he said.
"Was there anything for me?"
"Ooh, what?"

Well, I knew that it couldn't be a DVD, as Mamma Mia isn't due out yet, so it had to be a book. It was my copy of Cafe Au Lait, Liane Spicer's gorgeous looking book, for more info please go to her site here. I've had a quick peek, as I do, and it looks a great read. I can't wait to get started.

I arrived home to J & S having a row (honestly, teenagers, they always have enough energy for arguing) about bringing the bin in. It is ONE bin, that needs to be pulled up the drive ONCE a week and it has wheels for heaven's sake. How hard can that be?

S is in a bad mood as she has a badly grazed knee (father's Rhodesian Ridgeback pulled her over yesterday), mind you, it hasn't stopped her being chosen for the school football team to play tomorrow after school. She's delighted, I'm not quite so thrilled as it'll mean driving through the school traffic and then the later rush hour to go and collect her.

It's my brother's 40th birthday tomorrow, so Happy Birthday, Jx


Yvonne said...

Yay Cafe au Lait, that's next on my "to buy" list when I'm finally making money again!

Lane Mathias said...

Looking forward to Liane's book too!

Mine dds are on recycling duty. You'd think it was rocket science the way they carry on:-)

HelenMWalters said...

I get Jason to do recycling and the bins. He's very good at it!

Faye said...

I'm getting some excellent heads up about books you've ordered that I wouldn't normally see this side of the pond. And, it seems, the covers are always delicious. Checked out the review of Cafe. . .and will see if Amazon carries. Always interested in an island read.

BTW, like your new avitar--or whatever the thumbnail image on your comments happens to be called. Someday I hope to figure out. Girl on the beach with best friend. . .lovely.

DJ Kirkby said...

Teenagers, grrrrrr.....we've got two genuine ones and one that is 5 going on 15, save me!

Flowerpot said...

Yes I'm looking forward to reading that too - let us know what you think Debs!

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

yvonne - I can't wait to read it and the cover is gorgeous.

lane - lol, they can make such dramas out of so little, can't they? Bless their cotton socks!!

helenmh - now that's a clever woman for you. I shall have to do the same.

faye - Cafe au Lait can be bought through Amazon, that's where I ordered my copy from too.

I know, isn't it great and it's not that hard to do either.

dj kirkby - my mother tells me that mine are here to pay me back for how I was with her when I was young.

flowerpot - I shall do so.

Amanda said...

Oh dear, my comment has vanished!
Very odd. I can't remember what I said now - something about my son thinking pixies pick his socks up after him.
Enjoy your book x

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

annie bright - I hate it when that happens.

I think my son believes in the same pixies that yours does, as he never manages to pick his clothes up from the floor after taking them off.

Thanks x

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

I've got a copy too. All I need now is the time to read it.

Lorix said...

Please don't disillusion children are 5 (in a fortnight) and 3 and a half. I'm dreaming of the days when they are older and can do things for themselves (other than make a mess). You know prepare a simple meal, make a bed, take out rubbish etc. We've just conquered get yourself dressed - tho' of course it would be much quicker if I did it!

Thanks for the comment on my blog!

Lori x

Liane Spicer said...

Ooh, Debs, you've got it! I do hope you enjoy the read!

Had to do a double take when your comment popped up on my blog. I like the new avatar too.

Tamsyn Murray said...

Glad you survivied the book keeping!!

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

zinnia cyclamen - I know what you mean, I have so many books I need to read but so little time to actually get reading them.

lori x - don't worry, it's not all bad. At least mine do get dressed by themselves and are fairly independent. I'm still waiting for them to stop bickering and do simple basic tasks (never going to happen, I think). As for cooking a meal, I shan't hold my breath. x

wordtryst - I've had a sneaky peak and I'm sure I'm going to love it.

tam - I did survive but had to give some of it to a dear girl in the accounts department who just laughed when she saw me coming towards her.

Melissa Amateis said...

My two teenage stepsons ALWAYS have energy for either arguing or messing around and breaking things. Sigh...

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

melissa marsh - Bless, my two are driving me mad tonight. Ditto the sigh!

Jenny Beattie said...

Ooh, I must order books!

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

jj - I must do the opposite and not buy some for a while. My tbr piles are looking bad even for me.

Carol said...

OOOhhh another book to add to my 'to be bought' list as I have been banned from buying any more for my 'to be read pile'!! (Harrumph...evil husband!!)

Hope you are feeling better hon and that the sunflowers cheered you up (They are my fav too!!)

C x