Well, had a good night yesterday, with 5 other people here altogether.
They all seemed to turn up – and leave – at different times, but we just relaxed and chatted about nothing serious, which was nice. By coincidence, it happened to be my birthday, but I don’t think anyone realized this until later. We were arranging future dates, then one person remembered; then, of course, everyone remembered! I hadn’t invited anyone as a ‘birthday occasion’, that’s probably why (and I hadn’t, it was just a convenient weekend date), and quite honestly, I had hoped nobody would remember!
Anyway, we had some wine and we had some food, and just ‘lounged around’ in comfort. Nice break anyway and I took a ‘night off’ from the new book. Now, in case anybody is thinking of asking me how old I am – don’t even bother! You won’t be answered!
I did have a phone call from a friend of mine this afternoon though, asking if I would give another London Talk. “When”, I asked. “End of February”, she replied. I told her sorry, ‘no way’. Make it March, and I could do it, I told her. But not in the cold day’s of February! Said she could arrange for me to be picked up and dropped back. But I still said ‘no’. I still haven’t yet got over all that ice and snow yet; apart from which, the month couldn’t be that warm. People visiting me is one thing; me venturing out into cold winter months, is quite another.
But apart from that, things are fairly quiet. I always prefer it when things are quiet, and there’s not much to answer. Not that I don’t always answer questions or queries as I’m sure most of you can appreciate.
By the way, a review of my latest book “David Farrant – In the Shadow of the Highgate Vampire” has just been published in The Cauldron magazine, so get a copy of that anyone if you want to.
I’d better try and get some sleep soon – still getting over last night!