|Shrewsbury - Maria A Smith|
My Mac is back, it needed a new trackpad, expensive on the pocket, but, at least I'm up and running again. I felt totally lost without it, but after the initial shock I improvised, and penned the first half of a new short story. Working on my novel was too difficult without the laptop.
What I've been up to...
Reading - The Shining by Stephen King and thoroughly enjoying it! This is Kings third book, published in 1977, it is said that this novel established him as an author of horror. The characters are believable, each having their own demons to deal with as well as the horror that waits at the Overlook hotel. The book is way better than the film, which seems to have omitted so much of the storyline.
Where I've been...
Shrewsbury - Is a lovely market town, the street plan is mostly medievil and the buildings are a delight! I spent most of my time looking skywards above the shops at the variety of Georgian and Tudor architecture. Although, if shops are your thing, there is no shortage of them, Shrewsbury caters for all tastes, and there are many high street vendors as well as lots of smaller individual traders with much to offer.
Pink Fir Apple Potatoes - In my veggie box last week, a strange looking long potato, with a distinctive nutty flavour. A little more difficult to peel, as they are quite nobly, but can be boiled mashed or roast. Unpeeled they are a pinky red on the outside, and have a firm cream flesh on the inside. Worth trying if you see them in the shops.
The week ahead,
I'm playing catch up, theres lots to do, a couple of chapters on the novel, a flash fiction challenge for Saturday, and other writerly stuff I've neglected in the last couple of weeks.
The weather is changing, its getting colder, wintery conditions are setting in, so wrap up and stay warm and well.
What have you been up to?