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With my own laptop still being repaired, I am being hampered and frustrated in having to use my husband’s old laptop. This is fine for facebook, twitter and other internet things. However, for writing it’s no good because it doesn’t have Word and refuses to open my external drive which has all my current WIP on it and all my photos. I didn’t think I was going to be without it so long but I’m trying hard to be patient.

In the meantime, I’ve spent almost two weeks fighting tooth pain and have had a few wakeful hours in the night which could have been usefully spent in writing. I think, if something doesn’t happen soon, I’m going to have to resort to writing the old-fashioned way – you know, on paper with a pen or pencil! Strange as it may seem, I can actually write…

Not having my laptop ready to hand has caused me to wonder how I ever coped without it. Of course, I didn’t become a writer until I actually had a laptop, although I have always enjoyed writing. I never seriously thought I’d ever actually write a book – and now I have written six of them, four of which are published. It just goes to show that you never know what you might achieve in life and the opportunities to take up new challenges even in older age are abound in these modern times. How different to our parents’ and grandparents’ time when most people stuck to the same job all their lives and retirement meant they were too skint to delve into new ventures in later life.

So, even if I only have a devoted following of seven readers, I count myself lucky I can do this. Right now, I only have two great wishes – that my tooth pain can be finally removed from me and that my laptop will be returned to me so that normal service can be resumed as soon as possible.

I just popped this in so my blogging friends don’t forget I’m here! And hopefully, things will soon be back to normal and my frustrations will be over. In the meantime, the stories continue to be ‘baked’ in my head…

So long, folks!