Thursday, 30 April 2009

Just another quiet, uneventful day

I knew that today was going to be hectic, but it was hectic in a different way from what I'd expected.

I was due to give a talk on Ian just after lunch out at Cumbernauld, which is maybe 45 minutes drive away from where I live. It was also deadline day for the paper I write freelance for and I'd covered a couple of events last night and taken lots of photos. Fortunately, I decided to get all the copy and photos sent first thing this morning to leave me free to do a couple of last minute bits and pieces before heading out.

Which was just as well, because my mother ended up being carted off in an ambulance to hospital late morning and I never made it to Cumbernauld.

Mum has been kept in at least overnight, to be monitored. The receiving ward she is in has more men than women in it and the man on one side of her has machines that are beeping away all the time and the woman on her other side is constantly asking what the time is and if anyone is going her way and can give her a lift. Knowing Mum, it will make her very determined to be discharged as soon as possible. Let's hope so.

In between times, I managed to exchange a couple of Emails with the publishers and the front cover of the book has been finalised and is now up on their website We Could Possibly Comment

I think they've done a pretty good job!


  1. Good wishes to your Mum for a swift exit from hospital with a clean bill of health and well done on the book jacket! It's looking great!

  2. Thanks, Brian - I'm susre she'll being trying her best to persuade the hospital to kick her out so that she can get home and get some peace and quiet.

    I'd better make some chicken soup for when she gets out!

    Re the cover - it was extremely helpful to have the input of my editor!