Thursday, 25 April 2013

Luck upon luck

I'm now wondering how many lucky things one person can have one after the other? Yesterday I had more to add to the two from the previous blog.

My book for World Book Night (Me Before You if you remember) is a very enjoyable read and luckily I'm now no longer an outgroup member! I'm one of the over 2000 who would have given it 5 stars. But more to the point I can face all those people in the street that I gave it to and feel good about myself. By the way the night itself was a tremendous success and I even got invited in to chat to people about books. I went slightly further afield than I have done in previous years, as I usually take books just round my village, and opened Greenlaw's eyes to the delights of World Book Night.

Next, at my poetry class yesterday afternoon my poem was very well received. I had some great critiquing and, on discussion, decided to cut two lines and add a comma or two. I was dreading this one, mainly because the tutor emailed me the night before to say he thought my poem was 'very discussable' which sounded decidedly ominous, but I needn't have worried, they loved it.

Then, a piece of equipment that I ordered when I was at the conference in Birmingham over a month ago, and I feel like I've been waiting for forever, arrived. It's fab! It's called a Back Nodger (yes really it is) and is a method of dealing with those knots in my back that cause me much pain. Trouble is, it's extremely addictive and I spent many happy hours last night going up and down my back nodging away.

I've got just one day left before I head off on the annual retreat I lead on Holy Isle, off Arran, which finishes next Tuesday. Do you think it's possible to have a week full of lucky events? I think it is. I'll report back.

1 comment:

  1. I hope it is! Look forward to finding out.