Monday, April 15, 2013

Friends and Foes

Monday, Monday! And guess what? I'm not wrapped in a blanket shivering, oh no I'm not. I'm actually wearing a T-shirt. Without a sweater! Spring seems to have finally sprung in the capital, thank goodness.

Last week, I had the chance to put on my party shoes, trot lost around Victoria for a little while, then head (via pub) to Belgravia Books where the wonderful Caroline Smailes was launching her latest novel. If you haven't read any of her books... get on it! Caroline's style is unique and mesmerizing.

Me, DJ Kirkby, and a very animated Caroline. (Photo by Pete Dominican.)
Me and author Michele Gorman, who'll be on the blog on Thursday!

I am so out of wine-guzzling shape, so can you believe I was hungover from two glasses of wine? Sheesh!

This week is the London Book Fair, and although I won't be gate-crashing this year, I'm looking forward to seeing my dear friend and crime writer extraordinaire Mel Sherratt while she's in town.

So what of the foes? Well, they're the mindless daytime telly programmes I seem to be falling victim to on a daily basis! No more Millionaire Matchmaker for me. And this time I mean it.

What are your foes, metaphorical or otherwise?

29 comments:

  1. Talli, you look fabulous, sweetie. And don't feel about about daytime TV. When I was home with my son, I watched soap operas for God's sake. Oy!

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  2. Looks like a great time! I'm sure you'll be in wine-shape in no time.

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  3. Alas, I'm still addicted *stands in a corner and whispers, "my name's Fionnuala and I'm a millionairematchmakerholic"*

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  4. Yay for getting back to wine guzzling!! You need to work yourself to a bottle at least before hungover kicks in! LOL!!

    Lovely pics!! Take care
    x

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  5. Lovely photos - you look great, Talli. Enjoy any time you get to watch TV at the moment!

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  6. that TV can be a fiendish foe-taking us away from the writing and reading we need to do!

    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  7. You all look lovely! I'm jealous, London is so gorgeous in the spring although it's clearly come late this year.

    Go easy on that wine. Seriously, hangovers are not cool.

    Jai

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  8. Thanks so much for being there Talli. You brought glam to the occasion x

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  9. Looks like you had a fab time, Talli! On your recommendation I've just gone and bought my first Caroline Smailes book - her debut. The foes that keep me away from my writing are Scrabble on my iphone and the internet!

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  10. Heir hunters is my secret vice and my lunchtime Bargain Hunt fix on the 2 days I work at home.

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  12. Hi Talli! You look great. Sorry the wine knocked you on your butt. Wine hangovers are the worst.

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  13. I watched the first two or three seasons of Millionaire Matchmaker; I like the no-nonsense attitude that Patti had towards the millionaires. I kind of think that she's like the Simon Cowell of dating/matchmaking, because she isn't afraid to be brutally honest.
    That looks like a fun book launch! I think parties are more fun if they're in bookstores. :)

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  14. Great pictures, Talli! You had fun even though you had to do a bit of pay back the next day. Saw your book on Medeia's blog today. Congratulations.

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  15. Never heard of Millionaire Matchmaker. Then again, I don't watch very much TV. Rather grab a book.

    Looks like you had fun, though. You're looking good sweetie!

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  16. Looks like you had a good time, Talli! And keep your fingers crossed that Old Man Winter doesn't do another curtain call.

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  17. Glad you had a good time. Hope spring plans on hanging around!

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  18. I have a love-hate relationship with daytime TV. I think it's the worst writing ever, but I get great satisfaction fro9m screaming at the characters, things like, "You dumbass!"

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  19. Never heard of Millionar Matchmaker I'll have to go and look for it. I love the spam comment above I always find them funny. You are looking great, a yummy mummy.

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  20. Wishing you all the best in subduing your foe, Talli! Mine is the medical series-House.

    Nas

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  21. Hi Talli .. couldn't agree more with Karen - motherhood suits you! At least you're able to get out a bit .. and so good to be keeping up with writing friends ...

    Foes - thankfully I've never got into daytime tv .. though I'll admit to listening to Maggie's funeral tv programme .. by back is to the screen!!

    Cheers Hilary

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  22. What fabulous pictures! Glad yuou had agood time though sorry about the hangover - have to get back in practice!

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  23. Look at you with wine again, you lightweight!

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  24. Great pics Talli! You look good! Nice to see you're balancing it all well! Go easy on the wine- darling!

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  25. Hooray for t-shirt weather! :)

    Love the pictures.

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  26. Fun pictures. My foe is Youtube.

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  27. Looks like a fun do, Talli. So many smiles and styles. My foe is - well my relaxation - is anything to do with objects like Flogit. I love the stories the objects tell. So my foe is obsession with stories, maybe. Thanks for commenting on my post on editing. Appreciate it. best Wendy

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Coffee and wine for all!