I have now completed the task of revising the second novel of my trilogy, The Search. “Plague” was originally submitted a few weeks ago and, I am the first to admit, I sent it off in a rush. Like a fool I hadn’t looked at the style of the printed page! Still it’s done now, it looks a lot better, more professional and I availed myself of the opportunity to proofread it again. And I’m telling you, seeing my manuscript in actual book form made the exercise phenomenally easy. And enjoyable.
I’ll wait now to peruse the finished article before I allow its publication. I should see the book in five or ten days – can’t wait!
As for other matters, this blog included, I am gathering more photographs of my younger days and will upload them on the other pages when I have time. If anyone wants to share photographs of Aberdare in the fifties please let me know and I’ll attribute them on this site to the owners.
Today’s trivia c/o http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/15_April
In 1755 Samuel Johnson’s A Dictionary of the English Language is published in London and on this day in 1942 the George Cross is awarded to the island fortress of Malta.
In 1452 Leonardo da Vinci, Italian Renaissance polymath, is born (I like that word polymath, wish I knew what it meant!). He of the big shoes is born, Nikita Kruschev, Premier of the Soviet Union (must be nice to be remembered for something!).
On this day in 1949 Wallace Beery, American actor, died.
And so did dear old Tommy Cooper, Welsh comedian and magician, in 1984, sadly missed by so many.
I have purposely omitted mentioning the sinking of the Titanic, it’s too traumatic to even think of.
But now to something lighter c/o http://www.squidoo.com/welsh-jokes
Q: What do you call a convertible Lada? A: A skip
Q: What do you call a convertible Lada with twin exhausts? A: A wheelbarrow
Q: Why does a Lada have a heated rear windscreen? A: To keep your hands warm while you’re pushing it along
Q: What do you call a Lada at the top of a hill? A: A miracle
Q: What do you call a Lada with brakes? A: Customised
A man goes into a car accessory shop and says to the assistant, “Can I have a hub cap for my Lada?” The assistant thinks to himself for a moment and then replies, “OK, it seems like a fair swap.”
No offence intended!