Notice :: Do you live in Tribeca New York? If you do and would like to come and hang out, I'll be at Barnes & Noble on 97 Warren Street from 4pm on Friday October 16th signing my book Life With A Sprinkle Of Glitter and would LOVE to see you! More details HERE.
Today has been a warm fuzzies in my heart kind of day. Such a stark difference from the lonely day, hooray.
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I woke up early and without my alarm, hopped in the (broken but just about manages) shower, tidied the bathroom a bit, pulled all the junk out of the under-the-stairs-cupboard and Judith (my auntie) came over with her bag of tricks to potter about my house and get me in shipshape.
Shortly after the plumber and bathroom designer called by to measure the bathroom (hence the tidying) for a re-fit and look at the cupboard-under-the-stairs (again, hence the emptying) to see if I could install a toilet and sink in it. I know it's terribly old and boring but I'm really crazy excited about the prospect of having a downstairs cloakroom. I want to hold more work meetings from home and by having some tinklywinkly facilities downstairs I can keep my upstairs floor nice and private and still feel like it's a home and not and office. I'm also excited to choose paint colours or wallpaper patterns and hang knickknacks on the walls in there. This blog actually started as a 'doing my home up' place so I'm excited to be revisiting that area of life.
I feel a great sense of calm today. Lately I have felt like all my emotions are a big scribble but today, at last, they feel more like individually drawn lines instead of a big tangled mess. I hope this continues. When I feel emotionally calm I am a lot happier. I am able to stand strong in my choices and feel confident in my decisions and with such a cray cray life, this is a tonic!
The sun was shining and my car had a full tank of petrol so I headed on up to Nottingham for another Diary book signing. It was the best! The girls/women that came were all engaging and funny and the staff at WHSmith really were fabulous. It can be a bit hit and miss with these things but today was a total win.
On the way home we (Maddie and I) were joined by Hannah my Publicist from Faber & Faber and I basically love her. We chatted for a solid two hours about books we love and films we enjoy and after a while I realised I had been smiling for a really long time. I spend a lot of life talking about work, Darcy or men (urgh), so it was really liberating to discuss something different and be with such smart, charismatic women for a few hours. I felt very uplifted by them actually.
A short pootle home after dropping them off at Northampton train station and I was in cosied up with a bowl of risotto and a glass of peach squash.
I'd resigned myself to a night of cats and netflix (not a bad night to resign yourself to I must say) and then my neighbour messaged to see if I fancied a glass of wine. I'm sticking to my cleanse so it's squash for me but I'm glad she's popping over, she's a lovely addition to my life.
So today has been a day of good women. I'm happy. I hope the weekend is good.