Friday, October 16, 2009

Get on with it...

I think it’s time to pull myself together and return to cyber life again so I’m taking a swipe at the white noise, and getting on with stuff.

Firstly I’ve got to say thank you to everyone who texted, facebooked, emailed, telephoned or even plain wished me happy birthday in their heads. It was lovely to have so many good wishes for my birthday yesterday. I had a wicked chocolate cake; so thick was the top layer of chocolate that it refused to be cut. It just broke in big, unruly chunks of its own.

Secondly, thank you to all who left thoughtful messages on here after my last post!

Next, Liz awarded me 'The Lovely Blog' award last week, for the way I “enjoy expat life and struggle with writing.” I really appreciated it since I have struggled all over again with writing, life, you name it, I reckon I've probably struggled with it during the last week.

The rules are simple:
1) Accept the award, and don’t forget to post a link back to the awarding person.
2) Pass the award on.
3) Notify the award winners.

I’m going to pass it on to Crystal Jigsaw for keeping up a regular stream of quality posting – always thoughtful and often funny (see the one about the rams!)

I shared my birthday yesterday with Lane, fellow novel racer, but yesterday was a triple celebration, being with the publication day for Cally Taylor’s debut novel, Heaven Can Wait. Cally’s also a novel racer and she's going to be here at Tea Stains on Sunday as part of her blog tour so please make sure you check back to read the interview.

I will update you on my industry day too, as soon as I’ve time to write it up.


Debs said...

Glad you had a fab birthday and congratulations on your well-deserved award.

Anonymous said...

A very happy birthday for yesterday, will it be a long weekend?!! The chocolate cake sounded divine; I imagine there's none left....

And a huge thank you for your kindness and thoughtfulness. I am very humbled, and very grateful. I am also very honoured to receive this from such a quality blogger as yourself.

Have a great weekend, CJ xx

p.s. it is definitely a good time!!

ChrisH said...

Happy belated birthday.

Lane said...

Glad you had a good birthday jj.

I had chocolate cake too, although your top layer sounds to die for!

Queenie said...

Glad you're back. Happy belated birthday.

DJ Kirkby said...

Happy (belated) birthday.

B said...

I'm so glad you picked up on me wishing you happy birthday in my head! ;) I've had a visitor this week and have been bad at the internet.

Hope all's OK xx

JJ Beattie said...

Debs, thank you and thank you!

CJ, thank you. The cake is VERY rich but even so, I still manage to eat too much.

Chris, thanks m'dear.

Lane, thank you. Oh it was yummy.

Queenie, DJ and B, thank you all.

Carol said...

I'm glad you had a lovely birthday honey...your cake sounds divine!!

(I'm currently baking Chris a cake...and can smell warm chocolatey smells wafting up the stairs...if it's turns out half as good as yours sounds I'll be pleased!!)

C x

liz fenwick said...

Happy happy belated birthday. Chocolate cake sounds divine.

Liane Spicer said...

Happy belated, JJ. That chocolate cake sounds heavenly!