The sun actually showed its face this weekend!

Mr Kate and I spent most of Saturday at a car dealership trying to purchase Mr Kate’s dream car. when we got there, some guy was driving it on behalf of his brother. Believe it or not, the brother put a deposit on it over the phone just after Mr Kate shook hands on the deal and we were sitting down to work out the details-but before he’d got the money sorted. The other guy got it. Mr K was quietly gutted.
He says he wasn’t but I could tell. I suggested that as the guy who was buying it already had one, wouldn’t it be nice if he shared this one with us? Apparently not…
I think Mr Kate was mortified by my feminine logic.
Afterwards, over a cup of coffee he confessed that he thought I was about to burst into tears. I assured him that if it would’ve won him the car I would’ve done it!

We decided to add another cat to our already chaotic family and picked a three year old long haired grey and white male called Elvis from the pound. We already have a twenty pound 8 year old ginger cat called Jasper who loves me intensely but is not quite so keen on the rest of the family. We’ve spent the last week socializing them and were quietly confident that things were going well. Of course today, Jasper lost it and chased poor Elvis up the stairs. We’re now starting again…spray bottles at the ready.

I got my contract from Virgin Black Lace which included a reminder that as part of the Virgin family any poor person who flys, trains or cell phones with Virgin might have to suffer adverts for my book. It also said I had to make myself available for media appearances for a week before the book came out-of course I’m clearing my calender and waiting to hear from Barbara Walters!

In other news-the lovely authors at my Virtual Book Bag (listed on side bar to the left of this blog) are running a fabulous contest to win lots of books. Click on the link and visit the main site to enter.