It’s out, it’s out, and I sprang it on my friends and family today. I think I was so focussed on the project, I didn’t look up enough to tell anybody.
The title is “Darling Call the Coast Guard, That Boat is Listing!” and the cover features a terrified ginger tom on the deck of a tilting boat. The cat’s name is ‘Oliver because he always asks for more.’
John Darling wants to know if he can have a free copy.
You can the click book cover or click right here to order your copy (for a fee).
Son Rupert left us after a wonderful Christmas visit. I was so distraught, I baked a lemon meringue pie from scratch and ate most of it myself. My weight-loss didn’t go well that week. Then a very dear friend from Korea sent me a huge parcel of Korean junk food, and it was like Christmas all over again. Little cookie-wands dipped in something green and sweet that was advertised as ‘green tea’, tiny cream puff things the size of two thumbs filled with something sweet in the middle, chocolate-covered cakes with a hint of pepper or soy in the chocolate, and onion crisps with sweet and salty mixed. It was like a trip to the Orient – exotic and wonderful! I’m hoping to save some of it for Paul’s visit in March. I bet he’ll love it!
Lucky things we’ll be at the boat show in Vancouver next week, so I get to miss my next weigh-in.
I’ll be making two presentations – Friday at 5:30 I’ll share my expertise on ‘Anchoring in the Gulf Islands’. (I hope you all caught that the word ‘expertise’ is heavy with irony)
Saturday at 7:PM I’ll share what I know about Livingaboard and the Domestic Arts. This is a surprising lot – including hiding your yarn stash from your husband, how to cook with an absolute minimum of utensils and equipment, and what to do if your makeup grows mould.
I’ll be at the Marine Authors’ Booth and I’ve asked for a spot next to Anne Yeadon-Jones so she and I can visit. See you there!
God bless you all.