Tuesday, 3 August 2010

A Girls Weekend, Japanese bloggers - and male authors



This weekend Molls and I are heading off to have a Girls Weekend with my dear friend, Av, who lives in Dorset. (This is Molls on Av's bed last time we met.) Actually we're meeting in Devon which is halfway and hope to see a few of my friends there and also my mum.

Av and I met when we were both going through big life changes – I;d been made redundant, had washed up in Cornwall but couldn't find any work there, so went on to Devon, with a very small measure of confidence and self worth.

Av's marriage had just ended and she was having to work (other than running her ex-husband's business) for the first time in her life. So despite a 10 year age gap (she's a bit older than me) we clicked and have remained steadfast friends ever since.

While I love my husband dearly, it's good to have some time away from each other and taking Molls means we can have some even better walks while we're away. Molls was very taken with Av last time we met – so much so that I began to doubt whether she really wanted to come home with me at all. But as Av's husband is direly allergic to anything with fur, that rather put paid to any notions she (Molls) might have had about swapping mothers.

Secondly - Japanese bloggers. I welcome any (suitable) comments, but given that this blog is written in English, please, if you are going to comment, could you do so in English. If the comments are not suitable, please refrain.

And lastly - I've been doing some more author interviews recently and have been asked to think about male writers.

So today's question is – what male writers would you like to see interviewed?

23 comments:

Crystal Jigsaw said...

A girly weekend sounds just the ticket. I have a great friend who lives half up here and half in Manchester until she moves up here permanently, but we have such a good time together. Thing a girly weekend might be a good suggestion.

CJ xx

Talli Roland said...

Have fun on your girly weekend!

Hm, that's a tough question! I'd like to see Nick Horny, maybe?

Akelamalu said...

It's nice to get away with the girls occasionally. :)

Flowerpot said...

CJ - go for it. Girls weekends are great!

Elaine said...

Nick Hornby would be great, as Talli said. I absolutely love Tony Parsons, too. I love those male writers who are current and emotional, lol.

Chris Stovell said...

Go and recharge the girly batteries and tell us all about it (well, most of it!).

Flowerpot said...

Talli - I will! And funnily enough, Nick Hornby was the first one I thought of too!

Ak - you bet it is.

Flowerpot said...

Elaine - both of those are on my list too. Depends if they have the budget for A list writers!

Flowerpot said...

Chris - I'll do that! so glad to hear your multiple good news too - brilliant stuff.x

Ellee Seymour said...

I hope you have a lovely holiday with your special friend and Molls.
How about interviewing Jeffrey Archer, now there's an interesting man.

Flowerpot said...

Jeffrey Archer - now there's a good one Ellee. I would love to interview him - not sure he's rihght for the magazine in question but def worth thinking about!

Alcoholic Daze (ADDY) said...

Enjoy your girlie weekend. I so agree with you about the Japanese comments. I get plagued with them too.

Flowerpot said...

Addy - I'm glad it's not just me then! I suddenlyh thought in the middle of the night - perhaps they#re Chinese. What do I know?

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Flowerpot said...

Oh no......... excuse me - can't you read?

Debs said...

I'm sure you & Molly will have a wonderful time with your friend. I have a friend who I fly over to spend the weekend with every so often. It's always so much fun to catch up and we end up talking and laughing for hours.

Flowerpot said...

Debs - we do the same and I can't wait. Poor Husband looking very Desolate though....

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Amanda said...

Love the photo of Molls! Hope you had a great weekend - I'm sure you did! x

Amanda said...

Love the photo of Molls! Hope you had a great weekend - I'm sure you did! x

Flowerpot said...

Thanks Mandy (twice!!) - we had a fab weekend. Can't wait for the next one now!

JJ Beattie said...

Flowerpot, I've read and loved two books by Dave Hill and if I'm not mistaken he was briefly a Novel Racer. He writes about family, the role of the man; very current and relationship focussed.

Flowerpot said...

Thanks JJ - I'll make a note of that.