Hello everyone and, if you’re in the northern hemisphere with me, welcome to autumn.
So, what’s happening at Fielding Towers? Well, the month did not start well with one of those horrible scam emails asking for $4000 to stop them sending all my contacts a video of me “enjoying” pornographic movies. Right. As if anyone would want to see that! Yuck!
I had a few moments in which I thought they might have stuck my head on someone else’s body and video’d that, but wiser councils prevailed. I was not alone, apparently and the advice was delete and forget it. It didn’t stop me wasting a lot of time changing passwords because, well, that’s what you do. I need one of those systems that generates a new one each time.
More happily, I’ve joined the local gym (no, I won’t be muscle crunching – my only interest is the pool) and have been swimming with my daughter and granddaughters which has been just lovely. It’s only a couple of minutes walk from my front door, so is just perfect.
I’ve also joined the local bookclub. The first book was The Woolgrower’s Companion and we had an interesting talk from the author Joy Rhoades, especially on the issue of cultural sensitivity. This month we’re reading Benjamin Markovits’ A Weekend in New York. Benjamin is coming to talk to us at our meeting at the end of the month.
I’ve also just treated myself to a new copy of The Swish of the Curtain by Pamela Brown. I read it when I was about ten years old and desperate to be an actress. It’s one of those books that, when you mention it, women of a certain age will go all dewy eyed. So looking forward to reading it again.
The big event for me this month is on 6th October at ASDA in Crawley (and authors and editors at other ASDAs all over the country) when Mills and Boon team up with their “Tickled Pink” campaign to raise money for breast cancer research on the 5th and 6th October. So do look out for them, say hello and, if you can, buy one of the specially stickered books.
This is a cause close to my heart and I’ll be shaking my bucket (with my daughter) between 10am and 1pm this Saturday 6th October. And a percentage of the all the specially stickered M&Bs will be going to the cause as well.
I hope to see you there.