|My laptop, featuring a picture of my forthcoming short story collection.|
|A cup of green tea and lemon. (This mug was a gift from a friend who, I think, was trying to give me a subtle message. Jokingly, of course.)|
|Speaks for itself really.|
Yep, so there you have it; I drowned my laptop. In true Mrs T form, I manage to completely wreck it. However, as I try to look on the bright side of things, you might be interested to know that I can now personally vouch for cleaning properties of green tea and lemon. You may be even more interested to know that a range of previously unknown obscenities will be published in the English dictionary next year.
Anyway, to add to the hellish inconvenience of not being able to continue work on my stories, I couldn't do my Christmas shopping on the internet. Gross. I actually had to brave the shopping malls. This is a truly horrifying experience for me, especially as I seem to have one of those faces where people seem to want to stop and talk to me. Thus I was duly inflicted with several bizarre conversations about plastic jugs and tomato ketchup by strange people who for some reason thought I'd be interested in such things. Personally, I blame John Lewis for attracting too many menopausal women. Next time I go Christmas shopping in a mall, I am going to put lipstick on my eyes and eye-shadow on my lips thereby identifying me as a nutter who should be avoided at all costs. Hopefully, I will be able to do my Christmas shopping in peace then.
So anyhow I finally got my repaired laptop back on the 23rd December and since then have had too many family commitments to log on. So here I am at last to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2014. I will be back shortly with news on my now delayed short story collection and, hopefully, an update on progress with my novel submissions. In the meantime, thank you all for reading The Witty Ways of a Wayward Wife.