I’m delighted to announce that MARRIED TO DECEIVE, MARRIED TIMES TWO and MARRIED TO A STRANGER are now available on Amazon, eReader sites and Barnes & Noble. I hope you will enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them.
Bob and I had had an interesting year, even though we didn’t venture far from home. In August my cousins from England arrived after taking in the total eclipse from Casper, Wyoming, which, apparently, was amazing. It was lovely be with family again and we missed them even before they left.
Having neglected to renew passports for 2017, we decided not to ruffle international feathers by attempting to cross the border without proof that we exist. So, we decided on an uncomplicated holiday in B.C. Leaving Baxter the Dog in son, Adrian’s, capable hands, we headed for Qualicum on Vancouver Island, where I had lunch with long-time writing friend, Sabine Kells, before taking a ferry to Salt Spring Island where we stayed at a hotel that was undergoing renovations. This could explain the small army of militant ants occupying our bathroom sink. I reported the ant invasion to the front desk, where a Receptionist assured me staff would apply a “treatment” in the morning.
We spent the following day exploring this peaceful, scenic Island that bustles with friendly, laid-back people selling everything from cheese to wine to a selection of irresistible glassware that was “cooked” while we watched. When we returned to our hotel, we checked the sink and concluded that the promised ‘treatment’ given to ants must have been a fertility drug. Since no one was in the office, we retired to bed, only to be woken later that night by a fire alarm which turned out to be false. Two hours afterwards the fire department managed to shut it off, and the following t morning, as we departed wearily to catch the ferry home, our ants waved a cheery goodbye.
In October we had the pleasure of visiting our elder son and daughter-in-law’s new home in Nanaimo and meeting their beautiful cats. Well, three of them anyway. And that’s about it for 2017.
Now the year is almost over and Adrian, our younger son, has put up Christmas lights and we’re attempting to get on with feeling festive.
With good wishes to all for a happy, healthy and peaceful 2018.