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Thursday, November 15th, 2007

I must say the autumn colours are spectacular:

Autumn on the Stud Farm

But it is cold. And in a few days, the leaves will be gone.

So, today I ironed the crinkles out of my viscose dress (so that my butt doesn’t look big in it), fished out the tickets and travel docs, heaped the clothes which have accumulated in a pile on the floor into the backpack (leaving behind what didn’t fit inside), finished my NaNoWriMo quota (>30k words) and aliquoted two dozen different spices in small zip-lock bags ready for use in the kitchen.

Tomorrow morning we’re off. I may or may not blog about this trip, depending on internet access, timing and mood.

In other news: Borth has its own Flickr Pool!

A Package Holiday, you say?

Saturday, November 10th, 2007

Yep—on Friday John and I will (hopefully) be departing for a break in the sun.

I rather spend two weeks with him in Fuerteventura than a month alone in Cuba. But as luck would have it, I can do both, although I’m not yet entirely sure about my wintering destination, other than it has to be somewhere tropical and laid-back. No mad travelling this time: I want a beach hut and somewhere to sit and write.

From 0 To 50k in 30 Days…

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

Reading Glasses

The only travelling I’m doing at the moment (aside from a short break, but more about that later) will be in my head.

Today is the start of NaNoWriMo and I have nothing to go on, except that I’m writing a SciFi romance about cetacean communication, new programming paradigms, shoaling intelligent probes sailing past the solar system and a villain who uses the protagonists’ findings to develop AI—with the best of intentions—that turns out to be the real alien.

Meanwhile, earth is threatened by a series of natural and man-made disasters which provides intreresting background material, in case I get stuck, and also powerful motivation for the inadvertent villain who wants to save humanity from itself.

I’ll be posting occasional updates on my LJ