Had a nice quiet day today for a change. Gareth is not coming tonight but Sunday again instead, so hopefully nice quiet night again too.
Got three book orders from Germany this morning (I mean an order an order for three books from one bookshop). I really hate these kind of personal International orders. Why? Because it means work, that’s why!.
To begin with, when wholesales send them all the work (and payments) are taken care of. When I have to send books abroad, they obviously have to make sure they’re packaged and posted properly; make sure payment is received; and on top of that cash them.
The latter is really the problem, as banks automatically apply a currency conversation charge of nearly five pounds now, which means if you get a comparatively small order you lose some of the profit. And yet, they all have to be sent.
Somebody referred me to something really funny earlier. They were referring to a post I made somewhere about people often do sleep in the same bed even though they might not love each other, and another person’s reply implying that this was somehow ’immoral’!
I am really at a loss to get this. People often do sleep together without necessarily being in love with each other. It is something called simple human nature. It happens all the time. Its called ‘sex’. And the whole world’s doing it, including the whole of Nature!
In an ideal world, maybe people would not sleep together unless they loved each other. But we are not living in an ideal world. We have to live in the real one with all its miseries and licentiousness. Is this wrong? Certainly, some of it. But it is a part of life; a part of human nature. And we are ALL part of it!
Anyway, anybody can really test this for themselves. All anybody has to do is to ask themselves (truthfully) if they had been deeply in love with every person they ever slept with. The answer would invariably be ‘no’.
But even without such a ‘truthful test’, you don’t need to have to ‘prove’ this. The divorce statistics prove this anyway!
Do you know, this sort of stuff sometimes gets sillier and sillier. All I did was to make a general comment about this but some people seem to have taken it personally.
So what else is news?
Well, somebody left me a Halloween present. Its horrible really; a gross little statuette of a withered up old witch holding a broomstick. I was going to throw it away but then I though this wouldn’t be right because after all it was a present! So I put it on a shelf instead. Guess I’ll get used to looking at it . . . Eventually! After all, they say beauty is in the eye of the beholder (sometimes)! Anyway, I’ve called her ‘Babs the Witch’. Just hope it doesn’t start flying around in the night!
Regarding the Metro article we have had so many emails, we can hardly deal with them all. We really will try and get the article up soon as no doubt some of you will want to copy it.
Its funny really how many people have found this Blog and have emailed about it. I say ‘funny’ because its not really anything special, just me talking and people asking questions about things. Its also quite funny because people seem to besiege me with questions in emails, but seem reluctant to ask these questions here. I really wish you would put your questions here, it would save me a lot of work!
Well, don’t be shy! I’m quite prepared to answer questions in public; indeed, this has formed part of my life for the past years. I will answer any questions about myself, or what I have said. The only line I draw is when or if I’m asked to answer questions concerning other people – or rather, about my feelings or opinions concerning other people. I generally do not discuss them, notwithstanding that some of these are apparently quite happy to discuss myself!
I was even being discussed on the radio just before Halloween, for example; at least, not so much in a personal nature but in my capacity as a ‘ghost hunter’ – or so they said. But David Farrant said that’s not what happened, one lady said. To which the interviewer replied . . . “Well we’ll try and book him onto the programme next time to tell us about that”. (They were discussing the Highgate ‘vampire’ case of course!). Well, sure, I’ll go on the programme if they care to invite me next time!
In the meantime, however, I’m just planning to have a quiet weekend. No doubt, some obsessive people will go on with their ravings elsewhere, but all I’ve ever wanted really is to keep out of these.
Well I have done. At least I am not guilty in this respect. I just don’t want to criticise anyone here (or anywhere else for that matter).
Which is why I said a little back, please don’t ask me about the comments or opinions of other people. I am really not interested or concerned with any of these.
In the meantime, I really do have some more important things to deal with. They are really horrible legal Civil issues, but luckily a very kind person is helping us.
Do you know, I really hate having to ’fight’ anyone; but sometimes people really give you no choice.