1. I make perfect sense. Really. Just don’t take me out of context, that’s all I’m saying:
“Don’t worry, I’m all over the cheetahs. I just need to unzip them, then I’ll mark them up and leave them on your desk.”
2. Jaymes (personal trainer and all-round fitness nutter) said to me after our run this morning: “That’s good, well done. I’ll soon whip you into shape!”
I replied: “Listen mate, if anyone is going to be handling a whip around here it will be me. And it will cost you extra.”
His face was priceless. Which almost made up for the pain of the (uphill) run.
3. Our new MD wants us all to contribute to a mood board of images and text that inspire us (presumably so we can incorporate some of it in our books, though that wasn’t made clear). Nobody else has bothered – of course – but I ran out of space pretty quickly. This place needs bigger walls. I have YEARS worth of this stuff. 🙂
4. The friend who is staying with me is DOING MY HEAD IN. She laughs every time she utters a sentence. And they’re not funny sentences, let me tell you.
Also, she is untidy – strews her belongings all over the place. And she appears to bathe in much the same way a hippo does – depositing most of the water on the floor of the bathroom.
But, worse than all the other annoyances is that she is guilty of The Cardinal Sin: namely, that she is one of those people who doesn’t recognise that when one is reading a book, one is fully occupied. Busy. Otherwise engaged. Not to be disturbed unless Absolutely Necessary. She seems to think books are just for handy gripping practice while holding a(n inane) conversation.