Thursday, October 26, 2006

Just checking in...

And the winner is Lesley (who Blogger didn't give me an e-mail OR a blog address for so Lesley, you'll have to e-mail me with your details - my e-mail is on my profile).

I've been a bit quiet for a few days as it's half term this week, so things have been busy on the kid front. We went to the "shee shide" to spend a few days with my folks. It was wet and cold though so no piccies, unless the ones I took of my Dad's saxophone count. He wanted a photo shoot for e-bay purposes, as his sax tally is currently 6 - they are taking over the house.
So no crafting done, which is bad news as I owe parcels to half the blogging universe - I'm sorry, they are coming! But I did finish my book club book The Secret River, by Kate Grenville. The book club is a new thing for me - I have the first meeting next week and to be honest I am feeling a little nervous. It's with a group of people I don't know and I don't want to come across as talkative and opinionated. This is tricky as I have a tendency to be both.

Meeting new people is always a bit anxiety inducing, but I can't tell you how much I am looking forward to lunch with Monica on Saturday and shopping with Caroline the following weekend. Meeting bloggers seems more like a reunion than a first meeting if you know what I mean.

10 comments:

kirsten said...

don't be nervous - be yourself!
my book club is off-topic (more than) half the time anyway. good for you for joining one!

(tried to comment earlier and it wasn't working - just so you know)

raspberry said...

My recommendation for book groups, drink plenty of wine, or if like me you can't because you always have to drive (sigh), then wait for the right moment and hit them quickly with a witty/bitchy/sarcastic (delete as applicable) comment, and move along quickly!

I have found that I'm one of the most intelligent people in the village due to our book group! I would like to point out that they are always very drunk when they say things like this!

Your book group of course may be much sober that ours, and my advice is useless! Anyway have fun, our next meet-up is next Friday and we are reading 'In praise of slowness', wich I am reading quickly!!!

kirsty said...

I'm always so jealous of bloggers who get to meet! There must be ONE blogger out there who wants to visit the WASTELAND that is central Queensland!!!! Have a wonderful time :)

capello said...

i totally know what you mean!

meeting bloggers is like catching up with old frieds.

(how was the book?)

Soo said...

Enjoy your book club meeting - and enjoy your weekend, sounds like a lot of fun!

tiel s-k said...

I've been hearing lots about this book on the local radio station. Kate Grenville is an Australian author. Let us know what you thought.

meeting blogging buddies sounds like fun. Say Hi to Monica!

The book club will be a sinch.. meeting someone you have been blogging with would make me a little nervous.

Dee said...

Yes, as commented, how was this one?? I need to read a new book!

Julie said...

Glad you're back on the airwaves again - missed your wit and wisdom. Good luck at the bookclub - I completely go to pieces in gatherings - loose all my ability to compose a coherent sentence, so I'm with Raspberry on waiting for the right moment - in fact I'd probably go one further and just go for the enigmatic silent approach! Have a great weekend.

nuttnbunny said...

Here's to talkative and opinionated!!! :-)

feather nester said...

How was the book? Worth a read?