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More slicin' and dicin'

April 10, 2024 - 15:08 -- Admin

I had to pull forward my six-monthly skin check this week because of a suspicious little spot that popped up on my noggin. Looks like another baby melanoma. The dermo took a biopsy for testing but I reckon I’ll be back under the blade next week.

I’m not much fussed. This is my fourth go around with these things, and I’ve lost count of the lesser skin cancers I’d had cut out – so many now that I can narrate the op as my doctor does it.

Guide to the Eclipse

April 9, 2024 - 11:20 -- Admin

Yes, I’m late to the Eclipseapalooza, but this Guide to the Eclipse was too good not to steal (from Medway on Facebook) in the unnatural End of Days darkness. The one about ‘When your double arrives’, sounds like a great idea for a book.

New favourite dish.

April 6, 2024 - 06:05 -- Admin

There’s a Japanese place down the hill from us that I eat at only occasionally because there’s another Japanese place even closer that’s cheaper. But it was closed over the Easter weekend, so I went to the spendy place and decided I’d have something other than sushi or sashimi (or chicken katsu curry).

Ended up ordering this bad boy. Some sort of miso rice with wagyu.


April 3, 2024 - 13:57 -- Admin

At 5.31pm yesterday I sent Audible the first draft of Sleeper Agent 2. For a bridging book it came out remarkably fast and easy at the end. Origin stories are great fun but they can lead to the dreaded Difficult Second Novel trap.

Not so this time. I think I know why it went so smoothly. I had a Julia Duffy/Dan Black moment about half way through. Unplanned, and massively counter to what I actually did have planned, but I decided to roll with it.