YEY! oh, and some pond issues… lol

Hey everyone, 

I’ve been rushed off my feet again this week. With everything going on in work and at home there just doesn’t seem to be enough time in the day. 


Good news this morning, my first beta reader got back to me about my revamped TSK – The Beginning Chapter 1 and she loved it… 


I have to quote her here, ‘This version is so different I almost can’t believe it.  Excellent job!  I spotted a few little nitpicks but I must say I’m extremely impressed at how well (and quickly) you polished out the flaws.  The first draft read like a screenplay, but this reads like a novel. Nice work. : ) ‘ 


Awesome, and it really made my day. I was very happy this morning. 


And yeah, then I get a phone call from the other half, there’s a problem with the pond… again… oh no. It’s like 0d outside and they’re predicting snow for tomorrow. 


Always, always the way. And I hate it, 😦 why can’t you have problems like this in summer… when there is no issue in getting in the pond to clear up problems. But, nope, it has to be in the dead of winter. 


So, I spent 1.30 mins hands deep in 6d freezing cold water. (The pond is slightly heated) sucks… 


I’m inside now, had some coffee got the fire up the chimney and the heating on till I get warm. Think I’m going to settle for some reading, instead of writing for today, we’ll see. 


Hope you are all fab. 🙂 


D x x 

Today’s project. :)

Well today we should have been going to Cuttlebrook koi farm for their winter harvest. But with all the flooding this week, and many a potential problem with both ponds, pipework etc, we had to put it off.

I am pretty gutted about this because I wanted to see two of the new friends I’ve made this year. Mark and Claire who are just lovely 🙂 and Stuart and his wife, although wasn’t sure if his wife was going today… hey ho, it is what it is, and although we don’t struggle for cash, we can’t afford to spend everything we have on a trip away, when we need to spend it on other things. Winter is coming and the ponds need to be covered, secured and well maintained.

So, today’s little project was to make a small cover for our Nexus bunker. This always, always, floods. And although rain going in or around it won’t make much difference to it flooding. At least it will keep a little bit more heat in there and keep the filter bugs that little bit happier.

Here is what it looks like…



So a busy morning for us. Now to settle down and have some dinner and then catch up with some writing. 🙂


Speak later.