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Another week, another bug!

Candice:  All in all it has been another interesting week in the Nolan household.  I’ve had a few days off work and had planned to do some book marketing/writing stuff.  However, as is always the way there aren’t enough hours in the day/week/year to do what I need to do and to cap it all I have been ill, AGAIN!

So, over my days off I’ve stripped the wall paper in our back bedroom and prepped it for decorating, been to a Mother’s Day tea party, watched Andy and Jamie Murray thrash the Japanese in Davis Cup Tennis doubles, and then spent all day in bed with a stomach bug.

Now this one I don’t think I can blame on the daughter. To be honest I’m not sure where it came from exactly but I do know one is doing the rounds.  Let us just say 12hrs of being sick on a regular basis was not the best way to spend my Mother’s day.  I did get that lie in they all talk about you getting on Mother’s day but not for the right reasons.  I did not actually get out of bed on Sunday!

I feel much better today considering, but a bit weak which is not surprising.

So my planned book marketing activity has all gone to pot.  After the first press release didn’t cut it (I’ve obviously lost my touch), round two is in the  making plus a plan to use some of my insider knowledge from work to decide when is the best time to send it. And I might have to badger them with a phone call too.

I was also going to have  play with tweet deck so I can do some planned social media activity to keep those steadily rising follower figures going up.

And I was planning to carry on my new gym regime, started last week and something that was really motivating me.

So, its back to the drawing board for this week, gym trips included in that, but I’m sure I can work out a new plan.

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Bank Holiday Boredom

Candice:  You may noticed I’ve been a bit quiet over the last week or so.  You may have thought it was down to my decision to step away from the communications tools, but no, it was related to the Noro virus.  For those of you who don’t know what this is, lets just say 12 hrs of vomiting is not the best way to spend a Tuesday night.  And then to spend almost a week laid up from it has left me with the fidgets.

I hate being ill. It’s OK at first, but there are only so many Escape to the Country‘s you can watch, in between naps.  And when you can’t stomach any food or walk down stairs without being wobbly the whole thing gets rather depressing.  I am also some what of a gym bunny, and the first time I went for nearly two weeks was yesterday and even then I didn’t have much energy.  ARGH!

Then to cap it all its the famous English Bank Holiday weekend which equals … rain.  It’s not actually started yet but its due at any moment.  Now, yesterday was lovely but today makes you feel like getting your boots and thermals out.  In fact, I couldn’t believe the number of people walking round the shops yesterday, when the sun was out, in jumpers and boots.  It’s not over yet you know, that whole summer thing.   (Aside here, when people complain how crap the summer has been, but then insist on wearing winter clothes when it is nice, I have no sympathy for them).

So, really and truly this should be a good writing day, whole day, no work, rain… but ’cause I’ve been cooped up for the last two weeks I need to get out!  I’d usually hit the shops but with all the winter clothes in I’m not ready to buy anything yet, and we don’t need any thing for the house (mainly ’cause we’ve just put it on the market).  So what to do… well we are off to go and find a gold postbox.  And to find out what that means – click on the link!

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