My time has recently been taken up with gardening, cross-stitch, writing for What Culture, running a Facebook group with friend Paula Acton and speaking to staff at the unit where my autistic son currently resides.
There has also been a wedding – my sister’s – this weekend. I’d love to speak more about that, but she and my new brother-in-law have asked that all guests hold off publishing stories and photographs anywhere online until all non-professional photographs have been emailed to them and approved.
We had a wonderful weekend away for the event anyway. Not only did I witness my sister enjoying the most wonderful day of her life, but I was also able to catch up with some old friends that I’ve not seen for years. We took Washburne along to Hope Orchard as requested, and we were both delighted to unlock the door to our allocated room to discover this, made in Washburne’s honour:
We can’t bring ourselves to eat them, so we’ve brought them home to put in one of my display cabinets! We still have a lovely Lemon Drizzle cake to enjoy, which was given to me as a thank you for the constant supply of tasty pickles each time we visit!
When we left home on Friday morning my redcurrant bushes were still green, with a few berries beginning to turn. When we arrived home on Sunday I was greeted with blush-pink berries that are now almost completely red! Redcurrant jelly shall be coming soon then – yum.
Yesterday morning we discovered a new guest in our garden:
Meet our juvenile Sparrowhawk. We had been wondering about our resident female and now we have our answer! We don’t, as yet, know the gender, but we’ll be keeping an eye out for this beautiful youngster.
It is still sinking in for me that I am now an entertainment and media journalist. I don’t get paid for the gig, but I love it and it’s a foot on the first rung of the ladder. I get to write about Doctor Who as much as I like and I get intelligent comments from intelligent people, who write some marvellous articles of their own. I’m not sure why Paula Acton hasn’t applied rather than simply publishing the link for me to follow, as she also loves The Doctor and I love her take on each episode. Inkashlings ought to be writing for them too!
I have even been able to use my new position to gain publicity for an actor friend of mine – Mason Kayne. He played Gene Hunt’s ghost in Ashes To Ashes and is a lovely person. Here is one of his projects, in which he wanted to test his ability to play a lunatic:
This screams Broken Doctor to me – what do you think?
Well, this is more a placeholder to let people know I’m still here, rather than an actual proper post, but I think I’ve managed to fit in all of the information about the current state of events at Tribble Towers that I can!