I hope you've all been keeping well. I've had a busy month with one thing and another, but particularly due to the fact that October is breast cancer awareness month.
I hope the heightened chat and awareness about cancer helps sufferers and their families. I don't think we can ever talk about these things too much. Isn't it great to know you're not alone? No matter what the problem may be? So if you're going through cancer right now, or some one you know is, talk, talk and talk some more.
Also, and I'll stop being so bossy now, if you find a change in your breast, please go to the doctor. Did you know that 95% of lumps, bumps and changes are nothing to worry about? So just because you find a lump, it doesn't mean you have cancer. But early diagnosis is key to recovery. So if you have a worry - PLEASE go to the doctor. OK I'm finished ranting about cancer now....
I enclose a pic of my 11 year old daughter's pumpkin carving this year. Vile isn't it? She did it the other night and left it outside for myself and hubby to find when we returned from a night out. I have a total phobia with rats and mice, so she was delighted to garnish it all with the plastic rat for good measure! In case you can't make it out properly, the pumpkin has a down turned mouth and is vomiting out it's own insides. I know... I'll enroll her in therapy right away...
Hope you're all getting ready to dress up and go trick or treating? I haven't decided what I'll be this year. Last year I was having chemotherapy and felt pretty rotten so I dressed in a fleecy all in one suit with my hair in pig tails and drew freckles on my face with a marker and was a baby! It was cosy and at least I could go out in public in my pyjamas!
I know it's not Christmas yet, but if like me you're (a) addicted to Christmas or (b) a shopaholic or (c) both, you might like to kick off your shopping with a lovely book?! Yes! I have another new book out! I'm so excited and can't believe that a mere three months after Keeping Mum hit shelves I have another novel to add to my list! It's called Driving Home for Christmas and I really hope you all enjoy it. I'll show you a quick pic of the cover here - but I'll tell you all about it in the next blog! It's out from now in Ireland or on amazon.co.uk and as usual I'll love you even more than I already do if you buy it. In fact buy it for everyone you know for Christmas. I don't mind - honestly.
I'm off out to do my signings in the Dublin book shops so I'll fly. Have a superb Halloween I hope you all dress up and get out and about and have lots of fun being spooky and silly!