Good morning dear reader and welcome to Rembrance Sunday morning in cloudy North Yorkshire. A sombre day when we pause and remember all our war dead with great respect and thankfulness for their sacrifices. Spouse and I are of an age to remember the effects of war on our parents and our grandparents, spanning the Second and First World Wars. The effects on these ordinary people were so profound that they rarely spoke about them. They witnessed terrible events that were never spoken about but made them keen advocates for living peaceful lives. We try to continue in that way that in our own small corner and try to be good stewards of the nature and wildlife on our patch.
The weather has been very mild and so I have been trotting about the village, clocking up the miles and clearing my head when the plots in my Mildred's Millions book have got too tangled up even for me to disentangle. I put a tweet out on Twitter the other day to say that I should join a circus as a juggler as I am getting so much practice in trying to keep all the balls in the air. A dose of fresh air and a kick up in the leaves works wonders and sometimes I come home with a problem solved.
This is a short blog today as what with writing Mildred's Millions and preparing for my bookstall I have much to do, but I wanted to update you on the bookstall venture. Oh, dear reader, I am delighted to say that I am nearly at the starting post. Maybe I should change the circus analogy - I could be a circus dog jumping through flaming hoops - I have jumped through so many hoops so far I would be a shoe-in for that.
TransPennine Railways have given their blessing and support to my project. I have Public Liability Insurance up to my eyeballs and just await my Licence Agreement with the Railway and I am up and running. So, if you are passing through Scarborough Railway Station on a Saturday, stop by my stall and say hello, or even buy a book! I love to talk books, any books and I look forward to seeing you.
Have a great week. We need to enjoy this mild weather whilst we can as I believe colder temperatures are just around the corner. Ah well, I suppose winter has to come sometime. I might keep warm by walking and juggling at the same time. Now, where did I put those tennis balls ...?