Friday 30 November 2007

George Eliot, Whispers & the Tudors

Pinned up in front of me on the shed wall is a card that my aunt, Gerry gave to me several years ago. On it is a picture like the one here of George Eliot and on it are the rather calming words (for me anyway) "It's never to late to be what you might have been". Whenever I feel thoroughly fed up and miserable that I'm not achieving what I want to with my writing, all I have to do is look up and directly in front of me are those words. They never fail to make me feel much better about myself.

So much for watching what I eat, I simply can't have enough of Whispers and cannot imagine why they will only be in the shops for a limited time. Maybe if they came back for good I could slow down (or maybe that's just me kidding myself!) The woman in the nearby shop told me that once they run out they won't be getting any more. Panic!

I have my stash of Whispers and was all ready to enjoy a cosy night by the fire (once I had added a few hundred or so words to my wip - have to do this before admitting to Lane how I've done this week - not bad actually, phew!) Anyhow, I digress (again) where was I? Oh yes, all ready to settle down in the warm on this horribly stormy night when ds announces that the bus won't be coming in our direction late enough for him and so I will now have to venture forth into the miserable weather and collect him. Honestly, there's always something to interrupt any peace and quiet I may have planned!


Lane Mathias said...

Doesn't that always happen when you've got your evening planned. Honestly the sooner they can drive themselves the better (and then I'll really be worrying:-)

I love Wispas too. Do they spell them differently in Jerseyland?

And I'm sure your word count is just great:-)

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

Lane - have just returned from dropping him off and have to go out at some point later. I agree that it will be far worse when they drive. Your comment made me laugh, I hadn't realized that I'd spelt Wispas wrong... how can I eat so many and not know how to spell the name? Eat them too quickly to see the wrapper I suppose.

HelenMWalters said...

Ooh! Wispas, Star Bars and Double Deckers - Yummy!

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

helenmh - I adore Double Deckers. I love most chocolate unfortunately and have a daughter who is equally addicted.

Annieye said...

Don't suppose any of you are old enough to remember "Tiffin" and "Extra". I'd give anything for an old fashioned Tiffin.

On driving: Believe me, it's a hundred times worse when they start driving. All three of mine started driving lessons on their 17th birthday. Emily finally passed her test when she was 19 (!!) Garry only took 11 weeks. Nick took about 5 months. You just lie awake at night until, with blessed relief, you hear the sound of them pulling on the drive.

Anonymous said...

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Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

Annieye - my grandmother was a great practitioner of tiffin and I loved visiting especially on a Saturday afternoon and joining her. It usually consisted of tea with tiny cucumber or sometimes cheese sandwiches and a selection of cakes. Most civilised!

Anonymous - thank very much. Glad you enjoy it.