Monday, October 11, 2010

Conf 649: Bikes & Interviews


Daughter started 6th Form at the local school in September. This means I no longer have the school run drive to get me out of a morning. I've been happily doing the Joanna Hall walking method - pacing around the park most days first thing. But have increasingly been casting wistful sidelong glaces at the racks of Boris Bikes. Spurred on, I finally got my own bike out of storage from the depths of the car park cupboard at the weekend. 2 flat tyres, back brake not working, covered in spiders' webs and  caked-on mud (from its last run along Kew riverside several years ago). After a few false starts (tyres not pumping up was fault of pump not bike) (have you BEEN to a bike pump shop lately? I naively was looking for a long tube-like thing with a little screwy fabricy thing you take out of the end) got myself up and cycling and am loving it. There's only a tiny bit of road before the parks begin so  I'm keeping it strictly as off-road exercise rather than transport.

I was going to put some pictures in of the park passing by but blogger image downloader thing is down again.


There was a bit of news on the ebook front at the weekend. On Saturday morning I kept getting PayPal notifications that we'd sold another copy of Done & Dusted (one of the joys of ebooks instant delivery & no p&p). Turns out the interview I did with BBC Radio Ulster was broadcast on the lovely John Toal magazine show. Here's the link, there until next Saturday 16 Oct.  I'm 0.27.32 in:

That then took D&D to No 1 on the UK Amazon Kindle Bestsellers in Consumer Guides. ROLL THOSE WHEELS! I've got a screenshot of that, too, before it started whizzing its way down again - shamelessly showed off on Facebook and Twitter which Blogger is denying me at the moment. Will cut and paste another time.

Bye bye, thanks for visiting, come again soon.


Talli Roland said...

Great news on the Kindle sales! And get on a Boris Bike, if you can. I love them!

Anne Brooke said...

Huge well done - that's great news!!

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