Writing a little earlier today as seeing Gareth and somebody else around seven and won’t really get a chance after that.
The other person was originally going to come on Saturday but I asked them to come on Friday instead as Gareth wanted to meet them. Suits me as I can have a completely free night tomorrow, and really get stuck into the book. Want Gareth to quickly proof-read the 5 chapters I’ve done so far on “Secrets” when he’s here, as he’s read the two original books, and can tell me how it ‘flows’.
Had to go to the store a little earlier to stock up with wine, as it never lasts long with Gareth here! My Indian lady was sitting outside on her fold-up chair as usual selling copies of Big Issue, the magazine for the homeless. I always give her something when I see her, and today was no exception. I was coming back from the bookshop to get the wine and she was standing up now with a batch of the magazines. I gave her something (never take the mag. though) and she put her hand on my shoulder and said . . . “God bless you”.
That’s the second time somebody has said that to me in not so many weeks. It meant a lot as I knew that she really meant it. I even felt a little guilty as I walked away and wished I had given her five pounds instead. But always next time.
I came home, and here I am. Just scribbling this out so as not to miss a day. Been told not to worry about this as a blog is just a blog, and I could post only once a week if I wanted to. I know that, but I’ve got in the habit now and besides, I’m getting great feedback. Didn’t realise that I was so popular – or ‘unpopular’ if people start to believe that blasted cat!