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Blast from the past

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I was going through my old emails when I found this one I sent to a mate two years ago, when my daughter was off school with tummy ache:

‘Rose is well enough to lie in bed, commune with her mates on Facebook, watch A House In the Country (not a brittle Noel Coward comedy of manners, but another pile of old bollocks)  eat half a packet of biscuits and complain bitterly that someone has been drinking her Lucozade.

Steve stripped down to his knickers yesterday and dragged Bella into the shower. (what a great intro for a world weary 20th century novel) she emerged a happier, fluffier, altogether nicer-smelling dog. Steve, on the other hand, was a sadder, wiser man with sopping knickers. Today I washed the shower.

Life is full of event.’

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I started blogging because I'm a writer, and I thought I ought to. Now I realise that I blog because I like to; even when I can't think of much to say.

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8 thoughts on “Blast from the past

  1. I think you’re right about the first sentence of a novel. You could go a lot of different directions with the Steve, Bella, shower intro. Never a dull moment.

    Posted by librarylady | January 24, 2014, 9:55 pm
  2. Reblogged this on Forget the Viagra, Pass Me a Carrot and commented:
    A house filled with children and dogs is an experience some miss out on! We often use the words ‘should’, ‘want to’ but I know that there is a hole in our lives that ‘must’ be filled with another four-legged family member. A lovely blog and great post to start off Reblog Saturday.

    Posted by Forget the Viagra...Pass me a Carrot! | January 18, 2014, 8:53 am
  3. It was quite worrying to find Steve in knickers in the first place but then to be dragging someone into the shower???? Then I saw who Bella was and understood. Poor Steve, Poor Bella, POOR SHOWER !
    XXX Massive Hugs xxx

    Posted by davidprosser | January 16, 2014, 7:16 pm
  4. Fun and lovely as we’ve come to expect!

    Posted by Bruce Goodman | January 16, 2014, 4:16 pm
  5. Got to love that dog.

    Posted by Peter Wells aka Countingducks | January 16, 2014, 3:31 pm
    • Sadly she died shortly after that email. She was always rummaging in bins and ate the most awful rubbish. But she was a great character.

      Posted by elainecanham | January 16, 2014, 4:10 pm

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