Out of order.
My poor dear old Toshiba, which has been with me through thick and thin for the past 5 years – two dissertations, one wine spillage and a whole lot of hammering with the blog, finally expired this week. RIP laptop 😦 To be honest I really had pushed the poor thing to the very boundaries of its capabilities and on Sunday, puffing and wheezing to the finish line it finally exploded in a puff of smoke! (I am clearly giving myself a little artistic license here…)
However, although this brief post was planned to be done in rushed fashion from the City Library I am finally all hooked up to the world at home again and raring to go, though my introduction to this years’ Paris in July has taken a bit of a hit! Tonight however has hopefully given me a flying start as I have been chit chatting (and, I fear, rambling totally off the point) with the lovely Gav and Simon for their hugely entertaining podcast The Readers and the bookclub they have kindly been hosting over summer. Once what I am concerned will be an extremely cringe-worthy (for me at least!) interview of me reviewing Pure by Andrew Miller materialises I will be sure to post it here. In the meantime I will just have to banish all thoughts of everyone hearing my ‘Liam-Gallagher-on-helium’ voice immediately preceded by Andrew Miller’s dulcet (probably) tones….
For now though, I am back in the land of the blogging and all Frenched up, oooo lala! What next?