January Blues

It's as if I'm 10 years old again and have been asked to write a diary in school; by day four the scintillating content reduced to 'got up, did nothing, ate dinner, went to bed...' So there's not a great deal to report on the book front and whilst I should be creative enough to think of some witty, writerly anecdotes, I'm not.  I'm too busy singing Incy-wincy spider at a hundred decibels in a vain attempt to distract Simon from noticing I'm trying to get him dressed.  (He's a naturist in the making, doesn't believe in clothes).  Or I'm displaying my nipples in more places than the average glamour model in order to feed him.  It's all more than worth it of course, it just means I get to the end of the day wondering why I didn't do anything about the publicity, marketing, interest etc in A Blonde Bengali Wife, or indeed, continue writing the next work-in-progress...

Zetta, the publisher, tells me she's entered the book for two awards, the Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction and the Dolman Travel Award, so that's something.

Meanwhile, I'm off to learn some more nursey rhymes.  And I'll be inspired tomorrow, surely!


What people are saying...
Bhola 2011 and beyond...

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Guest - Anonymous on Sunday, 30 January 2011 17:51

Thanks is not necessary. Bohala will be a journey that I do hope my health will spare me to make. Ireland, England and the US spend vast amounts of money educating the finest of healthcare professionals in disability. Because of the current economic climate, many of them are not using the skills that they were trained for, what at waste!!! With your permission, I will pass on the details of your charity to the disability services in Ireland that I am familiar with. I know that this will be a help to Ali, he sounds and looks like an amazing individual (saw him on “you tube” and he reminds me so much of Ghandi). I hope that this is not offensive to him, please accept that I do not fully understand the economic and political situation there

Thanks is not necessary. Bohala will be a journey that I do hope my health will spare me to make. Ireland, England and the US spend vast amounts of money educating the finest of healthcare professionals in disability. Because of the current economic climate, many of them are not using the skills that they were trained for, what at waste!!! With your permission, I will pass on the details of your charity to the disability services in Ireland that I am familiar with. I know that this will be a help to Ali, he sounds and looks like an amazing individual (saw him on “you tube” and he reminds me so much of Ghandi). I hope that this is not offensive to him, please accept that I do not fully understand the economic and political situation there
Guest - Anne on Friday, 28 January 2011 15:16

Hi 'Anonymous'What a lovely message - great encouragement! In one way I'm so sorry I have no idea who you are in order to say thank you in person, on the other hand, it's great fun to get random messages knwoing that somebody is reading the blog and has enjoyed the book... thank you so much!Anne

Hi 'Anonymous'What a lovely message - great encouragement! In one way I'm so sorry I have no idea who you are in order to say thank you in person, on the other hand, it's great fun to get random messages knwoing that somebody is reading the blog and has enjoyed the book... thank you so much!Anne
Guest - Anonymous on Tuesday, 25 January 2011 13:16

Hi Anne, Well done on the book (and the baby), hope it is all a huge success. Read the book over Christmas in the midst of the -22°C temperatures, cabin fever, snow, ice and the flu. Really did enjoy it and have recommended it to friends. I would go so far as to say that it warmed me up, all the talk of mosquitoes, heat & spices. It reminded me a little of Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love. So I do hope you will soon be approached for the movie rights.......ask for enough and don’t sell yourself short to the moguls of Hollywood........ when, the time comes. Congratulations on your amazing charity work, children with disabilities don’t stand a chance without the support and intervention of people like yourself. Enjoy every minute of motherhood, no matter how enjoyable, easy or challenging any stage is, nothing lasts forever with baby boys...

Hi Anne, Well done on the book (and the baby), hope it is all a huge success. Read the book over Christmas in the midst of the -22°C temperatures, cabin fever, snow, ice and the flu. Really did enjoy it and have recommended it to friends. I would go so far as to say that it warmed me up, all the talk of mosquitoes, heat & spices. It reminded me a little of Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love. So I do hope you will soon be approached for the movie rights.......ask for enough and don’t sell yourself short to the moguls of Hollywood........ when, the time comes. Congratulations on your amazing charity work, children with disabilities don’t stand a chance without the support and intervention of people like yourself. Enjoy every minute of motherhood, no matter how enjoyable, easy or challenging any stage is, nothing lasts forever with baby boys...
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