Visiting: Lovely Susan Jane Jones, founder of the monthly Giggle Blog, features an interview with a People’s Friend writer every month and this month it’s me! You can read the interview here.
I Recommend: If I am ever asked to name my favourite writers, the late Deric Longden is always very high on my list. I have read and reread his books probably more than any other writer. Deric’s family have put together some of his typescripts into three new collections on Kindle. I knew when I was reading the excerpts on Amazon and I was laughing so much I had tears running down my face that I had to have them. Wonderful writer.
Also, Suzanne Ross Jones has a new book out, a sweet romance, It Had to Be You (Kinbrae Kisses) and at the moment it is just 99p.
And if that’s not enough for you, it is now possible to get the late Robert Holdstock’s books on Kindle and I am currently re-reading his Night Hunter series.
Which brings me to…
The Small Adventurer: I’ve started taking Dusty for walks. I had forgotten how indefatigable a young and healthy springer spaniel is. He’s met some other dogs “Eeek scary! You may sniff my nether regions while I do my impression of a sprinkler!” some people “Well, hellooo – you may tickle my tummy while I do my impression of a sprinkler!” He’s seen bikes “meh” lorries “meh” buses “meh” horses “What the…? Meh” the beach “Ugh - oh hang on… is that WATER? Wow!”.
His most frightening experience so far was seeing a Dachshund barking and nipping at a jogger's legs, then the jogger retaliates with a kick followed by lots of shouting and bad language. Not sure which one he found the most scary - dog, outraged jogger or outraged dog owner!
My most frightening experience… letting him off the lead and watching him hare off.
See that little dot in the distance?
This is zoomed in. At least he’s coming back to the whistle! He’s having a great time, but me – I’m terrified! So many dangers and distractions out there for a small adventurer.