Thursday, September 2, 2010

Got to love Ireland.

Ireland is random, but predictable.

It's September. Kids back to school - therefore the weather changes from dull, cool, wet and grey to sunny and warm. You know. Summery.

You could feel sorry for the kids...but it'll stay this way until they're adults with nothing better to do during the September sunshine than lounge around in it and maybe post a blog. We all suffered through it. It's like a rite of passage.

Just as a quick aside though - you know those ads for mobile broadband where people take their laptops outside to sit in a hammock or whatever? I have wifi, so that isn't a problem for me. It's seeing the screen that I just can't manage. Is there something I can get for the laptop that would mean I can take the laptop outside and actually be able to see the screen? Cos...well, you know. There's nothing like sunny September weather to create a mood for writing horror tales...


David Barber said...

Hey Joleen, there used to be screens that you could buy for monitors that reduced glare. Don't know if they're still available though. What would be a good idea would be to just take your laptop out side and write "blind" and then see what you came up with. That's something I do when I can actually see the screen. Ha!! :-)

Enjoy the sun. BTW The mum-to-be bit? When? Your 1st? I have two beautiful daughters who are 4 & 6.

Regards, David.

Joleen said...

Hi David,

I shudder to think what I would come up with "writing blind" as you put it - I'm not a particularly skilled typist! I might inadvertently invent a new language that even I don't understand, hehe!

Due early November, so just 2 months to go now - so excited! Yep, my first. Trying to get as much writing as I can done over this summer as I figure I'll be too busy come winter!

David Barber said...

That's fantastic. Enjoy every nano-second of your child. The best things that ever happened to me are my wife and my two girls. Well, apart from Manchester United Manchester United winning the premiership and the european cup and the FA cup in the same season, but don't tell my missus!! :-)

No doubt will comment on something of yours before, but all the very best. Will be interesting to see if there is a difference in your writing up to and after the birth of your child.

Best wishes!

Joleen said...

Hehe, 1999 eh? I'm a Chelsea fan, but admittedly a bit of a bandwagon-jumper as I really only got into football about 6-7 years ago. We'll keep the title this year!

Interesting thought, that my writing might change. It certainly hasn't gotten any lighter while I'm pregnant, but will have to see if it changes once I really become a mum!

Thank you :-)

David Barber said...

I'll bet you a piece of Flash Fiction that Man U claim back the Premiership. :-)

David Barber said...

Apologies. Just a link to a post that I done in June. Just wanted to show off my little girls. BTW do you know what you are having??

Joleen said...

You're on, regards the bet! Winner decides the theme?

Aw, they're adorable! Congrats :-) Nope, we decided to keep it a surprise, so buying loads of white and green at the mo, hehe!

David Barber said...

Yes, the bets on! :-)

Good one for not finding out. We didn't find out for both. Although, (I'm not religious) after our first I did pray for another daughter.

Good luck and regards and congrats to your other half.

Joleen said...

Thank you! I think I'd be happy with either, as long as he/she is healthy...might be nice to have one of each, but should probably take it one step at a time, hehe!