Saturday, October 31, 2009

The Race that stops a Nation

Hi everyone,
Well this Tuesday it is the Melbourne Cup-the race that is reputed to bring Australia to a standstill while it is run. I have witnessed it many times, how people from all walks of life suddenly stop what they are doing and turn on the TV or the radio. Even people who never or rarely gamble will place a bet on the Cup. It is such a great day out. I took my Dad about four years ago. It was a horrible day in terms of weather but even so very memorable. I also won the first four races!
This year I will be watching it at home but it will still be lots of fun.
Other great news is Polly went to Melbourne for her honeymoon! I am hoping in a few weeks time we will see some little black puppies. Won't that be a brilliant Christmas present? Fingers crossed!
She was very good about going over on the plane. And get this-she really made her new husband work for his privelege to be with her. He had to lay on the romance or so the owner told me. How cute! Trust my girl to be a romantic!
Have a happy week!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Sunshine on my shoulders

Hi everyone,
Today is the most beautiful crisp but clear spring day. I am so over rain! I want sun and warmth now that it is getting close to November. Yes, isn't that scary? Christmas is around the corner. I have made my cake and I will be boiling the pudding today...well that's the plan. It takes five hours so I have to make sure I am around to watch it.
I had some great news about my foot. It is now time to use it more and as a result the swelling that was plaguing me has more or less subsided. The infection is all gone-nothing in the bone thank goodness! It is great to think that in a few more weeks I will be able to run. I am certainly going to have to do something as I feel a little tummy coming from all the enforced inactivity. That has got to go!!!
Hope you have a great week. Thanks for all the best wishes over the past few weeks. I hope I have responded to everyone. If I have missed anyone shot me another line.
Melanie xx

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Home again!

Hi everyone,
Thanks for the best wishes from those who commented or emailed. I am home again and off the IV antibiotics which were a real pain. I have to take long term oral ones but I can live with that. I hated being tied to a bottle around my waist. It would mean no swimming and because of my foot still not quite ready for long walks I would have gone crazy with lack of exercise.
I am off for my first swim in six weeks this morning. I can't wait.
My next release: The Future King's Love-Child which is part of the Royal House of Karedes continuity received a great review which you can check out at the link on my website or on I dedicated this book for my brand new daughter-in-law so I'm really glad it's pleased its readers so far.
I have to get back to work and in a big way. I feel like I've lost so much time being in hospital even though I did work while in there. It's not quite the same as being in my lovely office with all my things around me, including my dogs!
Have a fabulous week and thanks again for the kind wishes. I am sure they helped!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Hanging in there...

Hi everyone,
Guess what? I am still in hospital. Can you believe it?
I feel like I have lost touch with the outside world. Oh to breathe fresh air, to eat real food and don't even mention the word coffee!
At least I have been able to write. Just finished book one of my upcoming trilogy. So exciting!
It is a big learning experience for me to be out of action physically. I do so much of my thinking in the pool or while walking the dogs. They are missing me and me them. I wish I could sneak them in!
Hope you all have a great week. And I hope that next time you hear from me I am back on my feet!

Monday, October 05, 2009

Back in bed!

Hi everyone,
Well you know how everyone says things happen in threes? Well I am back in hospital with an ongoing infection in my foot. I think the universe is trying to teach me something. Patience is not something I have in big supply or at least when it comes to do with myself. I am enormously patient with others but can expect a lot of myself. I think it's called having a type A personality. Anyway, I am learning my lesson and looking after myself. I am even getting lots of writing done now that the medication is working.
I will let you know how I get on.
Happy Reading for now!
Melanie Milburne

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