Saturday 26th October 2019 – Dispatch Room and Kindle

The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal has taken up a good amount of my time this week. At the beginning of September, I placed an order for wreaths, wristbands, rulers, fobs, Commemorative pins and crosses etc. to be delivered at the beginning of October. I did not receive my order until this Tuesday and then, three of the ordered items were missing. Since then I have been putting together poppy boxes, allocating Commemorative pins, labelling wreaths and collecting tins etc. before putting in piles, ready for distribution. Apart from the schools, who are on half-term, we have pretty well distributed everything round the village. Yes, Overstrand is a small village but there is still a fair bit to do especially when, due to late delivery, it has to be done in a short space of time. I have been promised that I will receive one of the missing items (8 D Day crosses) before the end of the appeal. After speaking to the Community Fund Raiser for Norfolk, it appears I am not the only one who has been frustrated by late deliveries and missing items. A couple more gripes; I have heard that shops are already displaying poppies plus the media announced the start of the appeal on the 24th October when the launch is not until today, the 26th.

In between sorting everything for the Poppy Appeal, I have found time to upload my latest book, Truths and Lies for Kindle. It seems to be virtually impossible to line up pages neatly as it all depends what device readers are using e.g. Kindle, tablet or phone as well as which font size they choose. The uploaded file has been accepted and my book is now available to purchase from Amazon in both paperback and Kindle formats.

Wednesday 30th October 2019 – Early Morning Wake Up, Frosty Parsnips and Big Skies

Our kitten Sid, likes to sleep on our bed between the two of us. Apart from curling up with Barney, this is the warmest place for him during the night. He can be really naughty in the evening, jumping on the dining chairs and then up onto the table, but once we go to bed he settles well and doesn’t stir until he sees the first light coming through the windows. Since the clocks went back on Saturday night, this has been just after six, which is the time we usually get up during the warmer months to take Barney out for a walk, so not a problem for us.

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