Saturday, 4 November 2006

Fireworks




My daughter told me B had been saying she wanted her picture in the paper and R had said to her,"Oh well, dear, you just have to be in the right place at the right time." Now B knows that wishes do come true.

We are having better late-spring weather now - this morning dawned hot - I went for a walk and just about melted along with the tar on the roads. Then a friend and I went for a walk along the harbour - yes! I've been for two walks so far today, how keen (or mad,take your pick) is that? I'm sure walking helps the writing process. I read somewhere once that it does something to the brain that is good for writing.

firewoks

28 comments:

mcdinzie said...

I had a bag of cheesels he other day...dripping in fat...oh dear :(

That is one very cute great neice :)

Belle said...

Hi Chiefbiscuit!

Please tell your grand-daughter that she is so cute. What a precious picture to keep. That looks like a sparkler she's playing with.

Glad the writing is going so well.

Deb R said...

Your granddaughter is adorable! What a fab photo!

Glad to hear your NaNoWriMo experience is going well.

January said...

Yes, your granddaughter is adorable. That's a great photo in the local newspaper.

Good luck with NaNoWriMo. So many bloggers are taking on the challenge this year. (I tried it a few years ago and gave up after day six. And that's why I write poetry!)

natalie said...

Great picture! :-) Glad to hear the writing is going well... hope that keeps up! I think you're right about walking helping writing. It seems to do that for me.

natalie said...

Great picture! :-) Glad to hear the writing is going well... hope that keeps up! I think you're right about walking helping writing. It seems to do that for me.

natalie said...

*cough* oops *cough*

woman wandering said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh twisties ... I had forgotten ... dammit.

Lol, meanwhile good luck with your writing :)

Anil P said...

The two Sparklers complement each other.

Remiman said...

Chiefbiscuit,
Good to hear from you!
Glad your pleased with your NaNoWriMo progress.

Grandkids are made for us to brag about.
rel

pepektheassassin said...

And I couldn't keep from checking! What a cute kid! And you're doing just great with NaNo. ...Neither one of us are keeping up with fishcat tho'. She's writing like gangbusters! But that's okay. I say good for her! And, good for us!

(TEll your granddaughter she's fantastic! And you're rightm wishes do come true!)

wendy said...

Oh, how I miss sparklers and reading your blog...I just couldn't held but check in..like pepek...my novel thingie is comming..but I fear I'm January's twin...poetry says so much..and without the finger cramps.. But I will plod along...Good luck to you my friend...

Endment said...

More cheers for you and your grandaughter... She is adorible!
I continue to send encouragement from my corner of the world :)

maureen said...

don't you worry in the least about missing stuff on everybody's blogs. I'm sure those posts will still be there when you get back to blogging regularly (which I hope you will) ...)

Cool and perfect way for your grand-daughter to learn a valuable lesson in life. So often the things we receive in life are given to us because we first had the desire, the motivation, the will She looks so happy and the sparklers reflect that childhood joy. What a great photo for the newspaper.

Your desire and motivation for writing is inspiring, Chief! I wish you well - keep going. 1700 words a day is mighty fine -- something to be proud of. Take a bathe in words. Drink your words. Stew them up. Mull them over while you're on your walks (I think it's the endorphins that are increased by walking -- but it could also be the change of scenery, the subtle inspirations that soak in to your unconscious that stimulate your writing...)

Good luck and make sure you keep getting out in that great spring weather. We're in the cold now!

chiefbiscuit said...

Thanks to you all for your comments - I feel bad for not replying individually as per my usual style. But I do have to remain disciplined for this novel - and part of that discipline is to keep these visits here brief!

I am certainly being encouraged by your comments and it spurs me on to write and keep up the word count cos I don't want to let you all down - I want to make you all proud of me! :)

mapiprincesa said...

What a beautiful granddaughter! Congratulations on her new-found fame...

I have missed you. Be well, Chief!

clare said...

Sounds good, CB! That's excellent going.

Your grandaughter looks so pleased and happy - lovely picture.

Cynthia E. Bagley said...

Thinking of you... hope you are having fun. :-)

Pam said...

What a lovely photo! You deserve the bragging rights. Hope all's going well with the novel. Miss your posts.

Catherine said...

It took me a while to catch up with this - I believed you when you said you would be gone for a month :)
She is adorable. Hope you are not getting too rotund from all the Twisties (and that your lips haven't turned orange)

Maya said...

Ohhhhhh she is ADORABLE! She looks a bit like my sister when she was little. (Which...considering I remind you of your daughter, probably isn't surprising...funny, huh?)

Keep up the words - I miss your 'visits' and comments.

Dana said...

come back!

jacki said...

Cheif, Good luck on the novel writing! It is probably OK to eat the twisties since you are taking so many walks! :)

apprentice said...

Excellent, I'm very impressed with that word count. So glad you're enjoying the experience.

Your grand-daughter is lovely.

Tammy said...

You go proud grandma!

Becky said...

I bet you're about to finish that novel, Chief. Wow, wow, and wow.

b

pepektheassassin said...

OKay, you can relax now...take a bathroom break, eat a little something, get a haircut, take a little nap. You did well. You deserve a break today, and all that.
*APPLAUSE*

Jan said...

1700 words is FANTASTIC. Wonderful.

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