There have been a good few too many things happening this last week. Mostly fish related stuff and then a few personal things. 

As usual, I will try and structure them all so that I can fill you in. 




Catching one of the sick fish on Sat to help treat him. I made the decision to move him to the QT tank that we have. Currently it houses 30 of my ‘baby fish’ so I then also made an even bigger decision to move some of the babies to the big pond. This was an agonizing decision having had a parasite problem. 


So, I spent all day on Sat prepping. Taking scrapes of a few fish from both ponds. This was all clear so I just gave the sanke (the sick fish) a really good salt bath before I moved him. This would hopefully get rid of anything nasty still on him, and with a bit of luck help prevent any cross contamination if I missed anything. 


Then I tricked the babies into a feeding frenzy and stuck my koi sock in to scoop up who I could sift through. Three big ones then went into the main pond with their rather large parents. Shock for them and I moved the sick sanke into the QT tank. He didn’t seem too happy at first. But today I am very impressed with his recovery and I have high hopes that he will be okay. 




Writing wise. 


Wow, what a whirlwind of a few weeks this has been. Since I joined scribophile I’ve made some great new friends. I’ve written a whole new chapter for TSK and I’ve worked like mad to get my own standard up… I am going to be working with E.J again soon and I hope this will still improve everything. I’m actually well into Chapter 10 now on the edits and this is brilliant news. 


——————— personal 


Yeah, been a sucky week. I don’t for the life of me know how I managed to do it. But I injured my knee yesterday. Getting out of the van at work funny. Or in standing on something curb. I don’t know, but it cracked backwards at an odd angle. Causing intense pain and well the result, even after going to the chemist for pain relief wasn’t good yesterday. The doc seems to think I’ve pulled the ligaments in the right side of my knee. Last night the pain was just awful and I barely slept at all. Today, the pain and the swelling is even worse. Although with resting it, it has gone down some this afternoon. 


Work, well I don’t think they’re very happy. I feel as guilty as hell, because I know how they operate as a small company. But, I’m stuck. I can’t drive. It just isn’t fair on me, or the van. I couldn’t change gear by the end of my round yesterday and crunched the gears twice. I never, ever do that. 

I must also admit one of the worst things is, living where I work. Even in the Doc’s I bumped into one of my customers. 🙂 I think he felt sorry for me though, bless him. And yeah, well docs hurt you when they push and prod you in places already sore… enough said. 


So rest it is, for a couple of days and see how I feel. I did have a knee brace, can’t for the life of me find it. Think I leant it out, so I’ve ordered one in at the local chemist. I hate, not doing anything… so I guess I shall just have to read : ( 

eeek…. I do hate being like this. I am just hoping there is no lasting damage. The doc already said I might need to go back in for another key hole peek at my knee. Last time they said that…. I as in surgery for three hours and then wasn’t allowed to even walk for 8 weeks after! don’t want to go through that ever, ever again. 



Over the hump… again :)

Where has this week gone? 

I think because we were off on Monday that it’s totally made a massive difference. And of course we also had the clocks go forward. It’s been a totally weird week. No where near enough sleep I am so exhausted and excited all at the same time. 



Well since winning the membership on Scribophile. I’ve read a good few pieces of work and met some great people. 

I received my Editors Choice review and the most wonderful comment from her in an email. I only hope to continue to do my own writing proud. I’m chuffed with the whole week so far it’s been amazing. I am happy that others find and understand my writing to be not only entertaining but interesting enough to read. 🙂 

I’ll be working with E.J in the next couple of weeks once again. Hopefully she’ll have sorted out a working computer to use… ‘hope’ 


I must admit I’ve taken a little break from the editing side of things this week. I need to gather my thoughts at present. I also actually have a whole ‘new’ chapter brewing in my head. Although I don’t know if it will fit in or not. Or why it wants to come out now. I do however think it’s needed to bring a couple of the other characters to the front a bit. So we’ll see. 

I have author friends who have already published their books and are onto their second. What is taking me so long… I sometimes wonder. But then again… I also don’t want to rush through it. I want to actually try and get this into the traditional publishing world. And for that I need it not only to be killer. But to be the best I can get it. I’m a perfectionist. 

It’s getting there. It’s getting so so much better. I can’t wait to really get it out there. 🙂 


Ummmmm everything else. Seems A O K for now. Fingers crossed. 


Will catch you soon. Love… D x x