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NaNoWriMo 2017

Well, I decided to do it this year! I'm joining ranks with thousands of other authors across the globe for the (inter)National Novel Writing Month competition.

I have a plan ... well, an outline of a plan ... maybe just an outline of an outline, but it's STILL a plan! So, the big reveal of the novel I'll be writing:


L.I.C.K - Lichfield Ice Cream King
Now before you all jump on the Ice Cream/Ice-cream debate, it's my title alright?! Anyway, that's what you jumped on first? 

I have no idea if I'll be able to make the 50,000 words in November stick, there are lots of things at play here. Well specifically, two little ones at play. My wife is onboard and will push me to stop procrastinating, but whether I'll get 1,613 words written a day in a couple of available hours is up in the air right now.

If you want to know more, here's a brief synopsis of the novel I'm going to write:

The Sirrupa family run it all. From High-quality imports to addictive “street” prod…

Delivery issues with UKMail

I had a little delivery issue last week with UKMail. Despite driving 20 miles home at lunch time for the allotted delivery slot, they didn't show. My email to them is below :)

*** Hi,

I am very disappointed in the driver who "attempted" to deliver my package today. I was at home before the allotted hour, and watched with baited breath as my new phone stopped at delivery addresses before me, one by one. 

Then I was next!!

Watching from my study window, I can see the entire length of our road and the main road at the end. I waited and watched, "you are the next drop" the website says, I'm drooling with anticipation. Five minutes pass, then ten ... still nothing. 

I refresh your website, and boom ... "Delivery Attempted". What? No it wasn't, there was no sign of a delivery van at all. Had he come onto our road, I would have run like a screaming loon chasing him if he left with my phone.

I am then told that package will be redelivered tomorrow! Somethin…