Hello one and all!
I've been so bad at writing my blog. I'm sorry. But I have a good excuse. You see I've been off around the country signing copies of 'Driving Home for Christmas'... It's been the best fun meeting lovely shop folk and the people who so kindly buy my books. I literally travelled the country of Ireland from Cork to Belfast. People were so kind and chatty and welcoming. I don't get out much and when I do I enjoy it so much!!! My husband thought it was all marvelous because he got a break from my incessant talking!
Thanks to all the readers who've sent me positive and gorgeous letters telling me how much they enjoyed 'Driving Home'... I hope you're all enjoying the Christmas-ness of it! I wanted to create a warm feel-good type of book that could accompany a mug of hot chocolate, glass of mulled wine or cuppa in front of the fire. I hope it hits the spot!
While the book promotion stuff was going on I was also doing a lot of squirrel work in the back ground. My next novel is due to hit the shops in April! Books don't tend to write themselves so I was putting the last dots on the 'i's' and crosses on the 't's' so to speak.
So are you all ready for Christmas? I can't wait! There are literally 6 sleeps to go as I type this! It's so so so exciting! My two darlings are finishing school on Friday (today is Tuesday). We're going ice skating with some of their friends and I can't wait. I will probably spend most of the afternoon with my face planted in the ice rink, but that's ok.
I'm almost there with organising myself for the big day. I think I have all the presents sorted, but then again I always keep buying until the shops close. I can't help it. It's as if this madness takes over and I can't stop. I suddenly panic and convince myself the gifts I've bought aren't enough - so I go and buy another 'little thing to add to the rest'...
As I type Cody, our naughty kitten is climbing up the Christmas tree! He can't get over how much fun it is to attack the baubles and try to paw the flashing lights! It's fantastic stuff altogether! His first Christmas!
I usually do clear lights and traditional decorations on the tree. This year I decided to go tacky all the way. I've got flashing coloured lights and multicoloured decorations. It's utterly trashy and sparkly and totally without taste. I love it.
I hope you're all in great form and that Christmas cheer has well and truly seeped into your veins. I got clear scans again, so I am well and truly celebrating this year. I've completed an entire year without cancer striking. I feel immensely lucky and grateful. I can only hope that 2013 is as good a year for me and my family.
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy healthy and peaceful New Year. May all your wishes and dreams come true next year. Thank you for all your support. Thanks for buying my books. For the many many wonderful people who've written to me and shared parts of your lives - I am humbled.
With love and lots of sparkles,
Emma x x