Monday, 7 June 2010

Bat of Nat, Bat of Nat, where have you been?

I've been on the big ship!

A ship so big that Charlie (who's two) couldn't get his head around us being on a big ship, and kept asking to go on the big ship. You just try and explain that one to him.

I haven't been on the big ship all this time. Just last week. Before that I was finishing my creative writing course and working, and spending too much time... oh, heck. On Facebook. I know. Sorry. It's crossed the line, though, and given me a good reason to almost abandon it. Almost, because I'm using it to keep in touch with someone I know through Rich who was diagnosed with Leukaemia recently, plus his fiancée who is in the process of moving to Sheffield. I'll probably miss everyone else's news. (That means both of you, sister-cousins, so when you have your babies, you had better let me know.)

Let's just pause for a moment and say hi to those bumps. Particularly Laura's, who is due TODAY. You're running out of time, bump. Pull your soon-to-be-acquired tiny white socks up.

So, yes, I've been on holiday! A proper holiday, not one that involves rope or rubber shoes or rocks of any kind (well, other than nasty yet expensive ones made of compacted carbon). It was Rich's Dad's 60th so that meant we all got to go on a cruise... I'm not sure how that works either, but I don't look them gifthorses in their mouths, no sir. I am tanned! And I didn't put any weight on either, which is quite phenomenal, when I think of what we ate. Best not to think about it, really, or I will stop writing and simply pine. It was truly a cruise of loveliness. Ahhhhhhh.

But, back to reality. Or to pre-holiday reality, since there's a lot more of that to write about. Like... erm. I'm not sure, actually. All I really seem to do is wash up and brush dogs' teeth. Think, Natalie.

Ah, yes. I wrote a monologue from the perspective of a snail.

It's been marked, I'm not sure whether I can post it yet, but it scored well - just a shame it was too short for the assignment. I was dead set on writing a monologue for as my chosen publication, so that was that. (Read: Didn't have enough time to research something else.) The final biggie mcbiggington was sent via post and hasn't been marked yet. Or has, but is in a batch that haven't. Or something. I dunno when I'll get the lowdown on that one. But I feel rather free, now. I've actually been thinking of things to write in my little red notebook. Not got round to writing them yet, but the thought is present, and that's a start.

Here is a snail.

That's right, it's an origami snail.

Because: Something else I haven't done yet but would like to, is make origami earrings, since this was the only interesting post on FB after a week away from the dratted thing. God bless Wikihow. Hm. So, this isn't the most interesting blog post I've written. But before I go, I'l share two facts that I learned yesterday.

1: Contrary to what you might have read, lettuce freezes very well. It only loses the plot when you defrost it.

2: Lettuce makes surprisingly nice curry.

Ok, that's all for now. I'll go back to the notebook and think of some interesting stuff to write next time.