Thursday, 4 February 2010

waffle

I had to go on a long train journey yesterday so I thought I would take my notebook with me so that I could start work on a longer piece that I have in mind. I almost sent the premise off the other day and then thought "hang on, what if they want to read it and its not even started." So that was the plan but sadly I only managed that foe the first 40 minutes or so. After that the various trains were all too busy and I was stood up for part of the time so not condusive to writing. I made a start though and that's the main thing. I had to content myself the rest of the time or at least the time that I was sitting down in reading a book. Well that and listening to a never ending phone conversation between a woman and what was (I think) her young daughter about what they were going to do about 2 girls at school.
I write this only by way of a waffle because I don't really have any news but as I've been without the internet for a few days I just needed to blog even if it was for the sake of it.
My laptop has undergone surgery this morning and is currently in ICU. There are a couple more procedures it needs tomorrow and I fear it may be terminal. In the meantime I am set up on an old one which isn't quite up to the task (I'm told) but it seems to be doing okay. At least this one lets you log on.
I had a bit of a sweat on until I got everything off the old one. All the Woed documents were saved but there were some photos etc that hadn't been backed up. I managed to get those after this mornings operation.
Hope to start the planning stage of my next W2W story later. I see that someone has already posted do I need to get a wriggle on. There's a lot going on in the day job as well so I guess I'm going to be a busy girl.
Anyway enough waffle. Well done to those of you that stayed with me to the end.

7 comments:

Captain Black said...

Waffles are very nice. Particularly when served with Cornish ice cream.

Colette McCormick said...

Oh yes. I've just remembered something (literally a second ago) 26 years ago I had a chilli waffle on the seafront at Scarborough which rotted my tooth and I had to have an emergency extraction. Happy days - not. Cornish ice cream wouldn't hurt anybody though.

Jarmara Falconer said...

I enjoyed your waffle. I sit on my own in my tea and dinner breaks at work, because if I don't I wouldn't get much writing done. I just can't help listening in on other people's chatter, even when we had lots of Polish workers in the canteen and I couldn't understand a word they were saying, I was fascinated by the sound of their language. Strange, I know.

Amanda said...

Waffling's good! I enjoy a good waffle! :-)

Colette McCormick said...

Glad you enjoyed the waffle Jarmara and Amanda.

Olivia Ryan said...

Sometimes just making a start on something (as you did on your train journey) is enough. Having a bit of extra time for reading is good too! There's never quite enough hours in the day for that, is there.

Colette McCormick said...

You are so right Olivia. I love to read but usually feel a bit guilty if I just sit down with a book. I'm usually thinking that there is something else that I should be doing.