Thursday, January 10, 2008

Where did the time go?

Today is the last day of my holidays. Where did the time go?
I had plans of what I’d wanted to do but probably managed only a third. Oh, well. There’s always next weekend, or the one after that.

I did manage to reduce the extensive ‘to be read’ pile which included:
“Millionaire to the Rescue” by Ally Blake and
“A Woman to Belong To” by Fiona Lowe

Both wonderful stories by two great writers. Both books were out December 2007, but if you can find a copy, grab it. If not, both Ally and Fiona will have books out during 2008 that you shouldn’t miss.

I’ve started “Purchased for Pleasure” by my wonderful friend Nicola Marsh, and as usual, she has a hunky hero and a sizzling storyline. I can’t wait to finish it.

The next two to be read are “The Boss’s Christmas Baby” by Trish Morey and “The Ex Factor” by Anne Oliver. Both authors are extremely talented and their stories great, so I’m looking forward to their latest.

Apart from books, I did the usual shopping and sightseeing. My aunty and cousin from Seychelles (who I haven’t seen in 20 years) visited for six weeks, so it was fun rediscovering Melbourne with them. It’s amazing to share a person’s delight in something new, especially when you consider that thing standard and mundane.

I bought and watched the third series of Dr. Who – and thoroughly enjoyed drooling over the gorgeous David Tennant. And the storylines were fabulous too!

Also, courtesy of a wonderful friend, I’ve watched the Dr. Who Christmas episode “Voyage of the Damned” with Kylie Minogue. I’ve been truly spoilt.

Wow, reading back over the above, I have been busy. Maybe I need another holiday to recuperate.

Until next time.


EJ McKenna said...

Hi Elvina,
great to see you blogging away as well.
I think 2008 is going to be great for both of us.
(And it will be a great year for Dr Who too)
Love Ebs

Jane said...

Hiya Elvina
Happy New Year to you.
Glad you've got some reading done. I've tried...really i have but life just seems to have got in the way. Glad to see u blogging.

Jane Beckenham

prinnylia said...

Way to go Elvina, I'm looking forward to reading more of your journey.

luv lia

Elvina said...

Hi Ebony, Jane and Lia,

Good to hear from you.

I hope 2008 is a good year for all of us, writing and life wise.

And of course, with the scrumptuous Dr. Who along for the ride.

Have fun!

Anna Campbell said...

Elvina, great to see you as an addition to blogland. Long may you blog!!! Happy New Year! Sounds like you've been busy keeping up with the people you know who have published books. I've got the same problem - too many talented friends, huh? Good luck with your writing in 2008 and see you at the RWA conference!

Rachael Blair said...

Just popping in to say Hi and check out your new blog! Trust me... this blogging business is addictive.


Keziah Hill said...

Hi Elvina! Welcome to blogland!

Fiona Lowe said...

Cool Blog, Elvina.
I didn't know but stumbled on it! Thanks for the kind words about my book and I am so glad you enjoyed A Woman To Belong To.

For websites, try web-page maker. WAAAAYYYY easier than Frontpage and a lot less expensive.

I'm off on hols now. Hope your entree back to work isn't too hard.


Sandie Hudson said...

Hi Elvina
Great blog. You will love Trish's book, but then have you ever not enjoyed one of Trish's or Ally', or Nicola's, should I go on? I finally got to pick up Fiona's the other day YEY!!
Happy blogging, as Rach said it is very addictive.

Annie Doyle said...

Hi Elvina
Welcome to the world of blogs. It's a vast domain but and interesting one. Regards Annie

Nicola Marsh said...

Hope you enjoy Purchased for Pleasure, Elvina :)

Elvina said...

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for your comments.

Anna, hope to see you at the RWA Conference along with everyone else.

Fiona, thanks for the advice. Will try web-page maker.

And Nic, I finished Purchased for Pleasure this morning. And LOVED IT! Ty is SUCH a hunk! Where can I find a guy like that for me?

All the best