Christmas List

Hope you’ve all had a fabulous Christmas – or as near to fabulous as possible! Lord H and I had a very relaxing day on the day itself – we paid our respects at church, ate guinea fowl and mince pies, quaffed a suitable amount of champagne, listened to the Queen (not as good as last year, I fear) and were puzzled by Doctor Who – a horrendously clunky and laughable start, but thankfully it got a bit better. Too much David T (thank goodness he’s going!) and John Sims and not enough Catherine Tate is my opinion. Ah well.

Anyway, I’m thrilled to be able to present you with the cover for The Hit List which will be published in eBook version on 28 February 2010 with the paperback following about two or three weeks later byAmber Allure Press. Such a gripping cover – I really love it. The more I look at it, the more it grows on me, which can only be a good thing.

For the rest of the weekend, Lord H and I have been doing a mammoth birdwatching session. Yesterday we spent the day in theLondon Wetland Centre and upped our bird total by … er … one – the common gull, if you’re interested. And, yes, we were hugely excited by that. Sad people that we are. Today we have been out to Worthing, Shoreham-by-Sea and Brighton Marina. Though I’m afraid that at no time did I look anything like those 2 blondes in that photo. Thank the Lord. They would never have survived in the weather we’re having. Some wildly dramatic seas indeed – we walked along the Eastern wall between the marina and the sea and had to keep dodging the waves that crashed over our heads. Wonderful – such drama. But not enough to sweep us away entirely, which explains this blog. No definite birds, alas – though it’s possible we spotted a Mediterranean gull and a shag (as it were). But, weather conditions being what they were, it was jolly hard to say.

This week’s haiku:

A swan umbrella
is perfect rain equipment.
White feathers and style.

Anne’s website – a veritable Christmas hit


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