Here it is! Dusting Down Alcudia's new cover courtesy of Danish designer Mia Overgaard. I love it. Next step: book launch, which I will be doing next week, so watch out for more news on that. So, how are you all? I've had a busy week working on Dusting Down Alcudia and the young adult … Continue reading It’s here… the new cover
(Growly voice) I’m Batman! No, seriously, I’m not but as a lover of the comics and the Batman movies (even the earlier ones), I want to invite you to celebrate D C Comic’s eponymous hero with me. Dress up as Batman, Robin or one of the other Gotham characters, dig out the comics or watch … Continue reading September 26 – Batman Day
Ugh it's been a snotty, sneezy end to the week. I woke up on Thursday morning with earache and a sore throat, and it's all gone downhill from there. For the past two days I have been lying on the sofa feeling a bit sorry for myself because I have a nasty old cold. … Continue reading A small update because I have the Lurgy…again!
As lover of fantasy novels, it would be a very poor show if I didn’t celebrate Hobbit Day today. As some of you may know, Shire Hobbits, Bilbo and Frodo Baggins share this day as their birthday. To honour them, and their fellow Hobbits (and, let’s face it, JRR Tolkien who wrote The Hobbit and … Continue reading September 22 – Hobbit Day
Arrr, me hearties (or as my son used to say ‘Arrr me parties’), today be Talk Like a Pirate Day. To celebrate matey, you simply talk like a pirate (and probably drive everyone nuts!) and generally have a good pirating time! Arrrrrrr!
Today is World Ozone Day which marks the date when the Montreal Protocol was signed (Sept 16, 1987). The Protocol was an international treaty designed to protect the ozone layer by phasing out ozone damaging chemicals. This day was set up in 1994 to raise awareness of the depletion of the Ozone layer and the … Continue reading September 16 – World Ozone Day
This is one of my all-time favourite days…Roald Dahl Day, a day celebrating the genius that was the writer Roald Dahl. Not only did he write wonderful children’s books (Fantastic Mr Fox being one of my favourites), but he also wrote some great autobiographies, and screenplays for adults. Born in Cardiff on September 13, … Continue reading September 13 – Roald Dahl Day
Well, here it is. Bread that is actually edible. My early attempts at bread making were not successful...at all! What I produced were loaves of bread that were more like building bricks than bread. However, several years and lots and lots of practice later, I can now make bread. Pat on the back for … Continue reading Made! I actually made edible bread!
I am being naughty. Instead of getting my head down and doing some writing, I am making this (French bread still in the dough stage, will bake it later): To have with this home-made plum jam I made last week (which is delicious): No wonder I'm not skinny!! Dawn xx
Today is Swap Ideas Day, a day where you get together with other people and brainstorm new ideas. There are no rules about what ideas can be share so you can be as creative and crazy as you want. Swap Ideas Day is thought to be the creation of Robert Birch, who also came up … Continue reading September 10 – Swap Ideas Day