Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Five Random Things for March and Aprll

(YES! I'm back!)

1. WE HAVE INTERNET! We cancelled the old service and got a new one wired in and now it's up. I can't begin to tell you how happy this makes me. Now I work properly, I can stream stuff again, I can connect my iPad to the network and sync the notes I make there, I can use Skype or FaceTime on a decent-sized screen, I can play songs on repeat on Youtube, basically THE WORLD IS MY OYSTER.

2. The IPL is back. I hate it. Unfortunately my husband, brother and baby love it. Which is means it's on TV all. The. Bloody. Time.

3. Snow. Snow in April. Wtf?

4. BOOKS! Without the internet, I've had more time to read and have read some pretty awesome stuff in the last couple months. I'll post a proper list of the best ones next week, but for now my favourite new reads include the tenth Princess Diaries book (by Meg Cabot. I used the love the others when I was much younger, but somehow never got round to finishing the series), Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (clever and heartbreaking) and Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan (I love that it's set in England and it's so, so funny).

5. My book. I've been writing my New Thing for something like four months now and I am still so very much in love with it. Whether my agent will love it too, however, is another question... but we'll see. Word count: 81k. I probably have another 25-30k to go.

Hope everyone is having a lovely week! What have you been up to lately? Read anything good?


  1. Welcome back! Last time I moved, I was only without Internet for about a day, but I was still freaking out. Ah, technology :)

    1. I know, right?! And this was eight weeks! I don't know how I survived.

  2. Glad you're back! I couldn't go that long without Internet.
    We finally have spring weather this week. Been really cold, which is weird for the south.
    And congratulations on your manuscript's progress!

  3. Come to think of it I never got around to finishing the Princess Diaries series either.

    Glad you've got internet again! I can't imagine living without it.

  4. In fact I have been reading something good, CassaStar by Alex J Cavanaugh. It is taking me too long to read. School and work are getting in the way.

    Thanks for stopping by Just the Cheese.

  5. Welcome back. A minute without the internet is as good as been but off from the rest of the world. Cheers!

  6. Ugh! I know what you mean. My dad and grandparents watch IPL as loud as possible on my dad's home theater. Thank god for the internet though!

  7. Glad to hear you got your internet back and your writing is going well. Have a good weekend.