Bridesmaids and babies.

It’s amazing how time flies by without being noticed. I’ve just cleaned my car and watched it change colour under my sponge. It’s something I’ve been meaning to do for a while now. Actually, when I put my mind to it, it is something that I’ve been meaning to do for over eight months even.

Gosh, how the time flies. Consequently, my car was no longer silver and had lost its shine. The paintwork was grey, with black and green in places. It was amazing just how dirty it was. As I cleaned, so the dirt turned the sponge greeny-black, and the water running off was dark and filthy. Still, it’s done now.

I’ve been working on a project for radio at the moment. The plan is to record Bringing home the Stars as a radio drama to be broadcast over the airwaves. I have to admit that I’m pretty pleased about the versatility of this piece of work; I’d go as far as to say it may be becoming one of my most successful. There’s no date set for recording and transmission, but it should be in the next couple of weeks.

NaNoWriMo goes well. I’m about at 40,000 words and still climbing with a week to go. I’m actually ahead of target, which is nice. I’ve got a few more short story ideas, and there’s one in particular I was thinking about last night that I’m going to work on. Fingers crossed that this should be a good anthology when I’m done.

And finally, the bridesmaid dresses for the civil partnership have arrived. They look really nice, and now they’re all paid for. I suppose that’s a little more done off the total of the big wedding spend, but it was unexpected this month (I was expecting them to be ready in January) so that’s put a little squeeze on finances. The final fittings should be at the end of January/beginning of February, because at the moment one bridesmaid is expecting a baby, and the other has just had one. What was the chances of that? Two women who have been trying without success for years to get pregnant actually both managing literally weeks after being asked to be our bridesmaids?