Posted by Tania Kindersley.
It is more of a question.
I have, as the regular readers will notice, finally bitten the bullet and redesigned the blog. The original was based on a very old template, so old that it does not officially exist any more. I was rather fond of it, and liked the retro nature of the thing. But in the end, logistics won, as they so often do. This one is just much, much easier for me. Formatting, commenting, putting up pictures, everything is smoother and less trouble. Which, if one is posting every day, does make an awful lot of difference.
It has also served as a shocking piece of displacement activity. I actually need to do a Step Away From the Implement moment, as far as the book goes. Tomorrow I start my penultimate edit. (There is still obviously the semi-colon edit, which goes last.) For this to work, I need to take an afternoon thinking about anything but the book, so that my eyes may come back to it fresh. Or as fresh as two staring things which feel like boiled eggs from too much gazing at a screen can get.
Anyway, the point is: Dear Readers, what do you think?
That question is a slight hostage to fortune, since I am a little stressed and strained at the moment, and so rather vulnerable to robust criticism. I don't want to sound too pathetic and bathetic, but go gently.
Now, I am going to hide behind the sofa.
Quick Pigeon picture for you; proper post and photographs will come later.
This is her special yearny face. Which actually means: I am bored to death of posing, so can we please throw the stick now?