Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Stitch In Time

Life is difficult at the moment.

My back is a mess of pain and confused nerves which constantly send incorrect information to the pain receptors in my lower extremities, and cries for pain medication to my noggin.

I'm having the house underpinned which is a three grand expense I could have done without just before Xmas, but which the the house desperately needs.

My car brakes decided now would be a good time to require repairing and if I delayed any longer, the callipers would carve their initials into the discs.

My son's 18th is coming (two days before Xmas) and, of course, the fat bloke in the red suit is nearly upon us.

I'm sure I'm not the only one with money worries and stress up to the eyeballs.

But take a moment to think about Kennedy and Brendan Eyberg who will be spending their very first Xmas without their parents this year...all my issues seem to pale into insignificance - how about yours?

If you'd like to help, then place your order for the Strange Publications 52 Stitches anthology. Once you have placed your order, then fire off an email to the wonderful Cate Gardner to receive a further gift of her wonderful book Strange Men in Pinstripe Suits & Other Curious Things which I've just finished reading and recommend highly.

So two excellent collections for the price of one, and you'll be helping out two little kiddies who shouldn't have to face this time of year alone, but through tragic circumstance were robbed of their parents. If you can, buy a couple and give them out as Xmas gifts.


  1. Hi there. I hope you're feeling better by now. My husband suffers with a bad back and I know what sort of pain it is. Hope things went okay with your house and family events over Christmas.

    Thanks for the thumbs up re these books. I will do as you suggest.

    I hope you have a great 2011. As you say, there are lots of other people doing it tough too!

  2. Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about all of the bad luck. Kick 2010 in the face and let's move on into a beautiful new year.

    And what a wonderful thing to promote. I'm definitely picking up a copy.