Thursday, 28 July 2011


Hello, chaps.

OK. Well, I'm still working like mad on the Gamerunner sequel. I've only written 6,901 words so far this week (which leaves me 5,099 words behind schedule unless I write them by this evening) but believe me, what I've lost in efficiency I've made up for in actual time spent staring at my computer screen. If only blank pages counted as work ("this page may not have any actual words but it represents 37 minutes of my life")...

So I should get back to that.

But I didn't want to leave you with nothing, so I thought I'd share a new-ish discovery of mine. You may have heard of it - but if you haven't, let me introduce XKCD, 'a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math and language'. It is, IMHO, brilliant.

And if you like the comic, google "xkcd color survey results", which also made me laugh out loud.

I'll leave you to it, then. Enjoy.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Montpellier mon amour...

I got back from France last night, after having spent three days or so down south in Montpellier. I love the south of France - I haven't been there that often, but when I have it's been wonderful. The sun! The wine! The tapenade! And this time there was the beach, as well... It definitely made a change from getting up at six to go to talk to schoolkids. (Nice as they were, I hasten to add.)

Anyway - we were there because the French Boyfriend's grandparents live there, and were celebrating various birthdays en famille, so we spent lots of time with FB's relations. And actually that was perfectly nice. It made me realise how well my French has come on - a year ago it would've been absolute purgatory. And then there were a few moments round the edges when we (FB and moi) could be alone together, pretending to be properly on holiday.

But now I'm back. And back to work.