… so damn sleepy,
I’m so sleepy and yawny and tired!
I’m in need of tea,
And lots of biscuits…
And a nap would be really quite nice…
*above is sung to the tune of “I’m so pretty”*
TOH puts tea and biscuits in front of me.
Ah. That’s better.
You know hormones and all that jazz, combined with lack of sleep and a drop of financial worry makes for an irritable mummy.
My mum keeps telling me to give myself six months and I’ll be feeling better… I suppose I can allow myself to be tired.
As I was saying, we published another “Land Far Away” book at the weekend:
While all respectable fligaphluphs make a point to stay away from the enticing lair of the terrible and powerful Snafflewich,
Ahkoo is determined to do the opposite and pay her a visit.
An adventurous and irrepressibly curious Fligaphluph, Ahkoo’s parents have trouble getting him to go to bed at sunrise when all the other Fligaphluphs do. So his Granddad tells him about the Snafflewich, hoping to make him stay in bed when the sun is in the sky.
Unfortunately, this has the opposite effect and off goes Ahkoo to discover what the Snafflewich really is like…
This one was written when my son was about seven. He too was irrepressibly curious and adventurous at the time, so that particular year was heart stopping – we hurtled from one incident to another and culminated in him impaling himself on a curtain hook (don’t ask, I don’t know how he did it) and then trying to get himself run over on the way to school a few days later.
Ahkoo wasn’t finished until late last year however – I’d had a problem with getting the ending I wanted to the story to rhyme properly. Then both Maria and I had a lot of other things taking our attention from publishing, so he’s been waiting patiently to hit the printed page.
But now he’s here and is eagerly waiting for someone to read about him!
Now I am going to go have a shower and see if I can wash some of the fluff build up out of my brain…